ENEG11006 - Engineering Statics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Understanding forces applied to structural elements and static equilibrium concepts is essential for analysis of statically determinate engineering structures including beams, trusses and frames. You will analyse such structures under external forces to create Free-body diagrams, calculate support reactions and determine internal forces acting on the structures. You will be drawing diagrams of Shear Force and Bending Moments after calculating the internal forces.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

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) 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50.74% response rate.

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: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Positive feedback on unit content, online tests, assessment feedback, resources and support.
Recommendation
The broad framework of the unit and support will be retained.
Action Taken
It was retained.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Issues with online tests
Recommendation
The online tests will remain open during the weekends to provide more flexibility for working students.
Action Taken
Online tests were open during the weekends.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
More gap between the Tutorial and Lecture
Recommendation
It has always been a priority to keep a gap of at least 2 days between lecture and tutorial. However, due to limited ISL resources available at the university, this is not always possible. However, this issue will be raised again to get a better time.
Action Taken
The issue remains the same this year again in Bundaberg and Gladstone campuses.
Source: Moodle Feedback
Feedback
Some students find assignment II design problems were difficult because it needs to go beyond what had been taught in the class whereas others find that was the best aspect of the unit.
Recommendation
Student Engineers need to practice open-ended design problems. The requirements of the assessment item and its importance should be communicated to the students more often.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Feedback
Feedback
Duration of lectures should be extended to two hours instead of one.
Recommendation
Increase lectures or instructional videos to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  2. Calculate sectional properties such as centre of gravity, centroid and second moment of Inertia of simple structural forms
  3. Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions
  4. Analyse statically determinate structures, including beams, frames and trusses, to calculate internal forces and create Shear-force and Bending-moment diagrams.
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written work

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - 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 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
8 - Ethical practice
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 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination