Viewing Unit History

The information below is relevant from Term 2 2019 to Term 1 2020
Click Here to view current information

ENEC12012 - Stress Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop skills to analyse the stresses in a structural member subjected to various actions such as axial force, torsion, bending moments and shear force using the principles of mechanics of materials. You will learn how individual structural members resist and transfer the stresses as well as ways in which they can fail. You will document the process of modelling, testing and analysis and communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner. Students enrolled in mixed mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: [ENEG11006 Engineering Statics OR ENEC12007 Analysis of Structures] AND [MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics] AND [ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers OR ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering]

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School Compulsory Residential School
View Unit Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. In-class Test(s) 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
4. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

No previous feedback available

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle
Feedback
The lecturer was helpful and willing to help. Study resources (tutorial recordings, solution files) are helpful.
Recommendation
This practice will continue in the next offer.
Action Taken
Done
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Delay in Assignment return.
Recommendation
Every effort will be taken to return the assessments within 14 days.
Action Taken
Done. The class test was marked and returned within a week. Online quizzes have immediate response.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Assessment feedback needs improvement.
Recommendation
A full solution of the assessment was provided to all students and each question was discussed during the tutorial class (just after the return of assignments). Students are encouraged to attend the classes/watch the video and use the online forum to clarify their questions.
Action Taken
Done
Source: Moodle/Observation
Feedback
Students engagement is low.
Recommendation
The low student engagement also attributes to low pass-rate and students' satisfaction. In order to address this issue a number actions are proposed: 1. Change of assessment items - more progress assessment and supervised assessment. 2. Modify the unit delivery - more tutorial time with pre-recorded lectures.
Action Taken
Done
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The lecturer was helpful and willing to help. Study resources such as tutorial recordings and solution files are helpful.
Recommendation
This practice will continue in the next offer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Assessment structure could be improved.
Recommendation
As the current assessment structure has shown to increase the exam and overall pass rates, continue the current assessment strategy and monitor the overall class performance. Discuss the assessment structure and expectations with students at the start of the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Assessment requirements were sometimes not clear.
Recommendation
Review the assessment information and continue to discuss assessment requirements in the tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the fundamental theories and analytical techniques to solve problems in mechanics of materials
  2. Analyse the behaviour of structural members subjected to axial force, torsion, bending moment and shear force
  3. Determine principal stresses and discuss failure criteria for a range of engineering materials
  4. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also Discipline Capabilities

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination