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UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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Statics is one of the critical foundations for understanding and progressing in mechanical and civil engineering. It enables you to analyse structural components found in buildings, bridges, machinery and hydraulics. You will learn principles and concepts related to rigid and deformable bodies, and apply these principles to analyse structures under various loads.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online workshop||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – On campus practical workshop||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus - weeks 3, 6, 9||2hrs||Week 3||3 times|
Course topics are subject to change
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia|
|1||Demonstrate and apply current knowledge of basic sciences, and fundamental engineering statics principles and concepts to structures in engineering design contexts||Knowledgeable||
|2||Solve engineering statics problems and demonstrate fundamentals statics principles by testing and collecting data and dealing with sources of interference; using free body diagrams to represent structures subjected to various loads; interpreting and analysing these diagrams to calculate the resulting internal forces using established conventions to present sequenced solutions||Creative and critical thinker||
|3||Communicate to different audiences in different modes (written, visual and oral)||Empowered||
|4||Act professionally by functioning in teams||Ethical||
|1.1||Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.|
|1.2||Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.|
|1.3||In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.|
|3.2||Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.|
|3.6||Effective team membership and team leadership.|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
(SCI107 and (MTH103 or MTH102) and enrolled in Program SC404, SC405, SC410, SC411 SC425)
CIV1501(USQ equivalent course)
Senior Maths C or equivalent is strongly recommended for ENG102. The following knowledge and skills are required throughout the course and must be learned or maintained as required: Construction and interpretation of graphs, Basic analytic geometry, Basic algebraic manipulations including solution of equations, Basic differential and integral calculus, Differentiation of simple functions, Chain rule and product rule for differentiation, Integration of simple functions, Matrix notation, Vector representation and basic operations, Dot product, Cross product, General concepts of space, matter and time, Measurement and SI units, Newton's law of gravitation and, Forces and Newton's laws of motion.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Each week throughout semester, students will be able to complete questions before and in tutorials which are similar to the questions they will have in the exam. Solutions to these questions will be discussed in the tutorials are will be available in Canvas. This gives students constant formative feedback on their understanding of the course material and progress during semester.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
1 hour each quiz
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||In Class|
3x 450 to 600 words each excluding diagrams & appendices
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Assignment Box|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Review Quizzes|
This task has been developed to provide you with clear and thorough examples of the types of problems engineers need to address in statics. You will apply fundamental knowledge of statics principles and concepts to solve problems about structures subjected to loads.
4 Quizzes, 60 minutes each, Week 3, 6, 9 and 12 Short answer questions such as: interpreting symbols in free body diagrams labelling diagrams following conventions solving 2D & 3D force systems involving calculations, sketching, etc. analysing structures (beams, frames, 2D and 3D structures) under different loads, requiring drawing a free body diagram to represent the structure, using a sequence of equations to calculate the unknown forces and/or drawing diagrams. Programmable calculators NOT permitted but scientific ones are. The use of mobile phones and tablets is not permitted. The quizzes will be open book, with both notes and textbook allowed
|All - Assessment Task 2:Practical reports|
These practical reports will enable you to better understand and master key statics theory and principles that involve rigging, lifting, and fixed structures. Ultimately you will be able to test and collect data to validate theoretical calculations about how structures react to loads.
In groups of 3-5 (depending on the class size), you carry out tests to collect data about how real structures react to different loads, taking account of any sources of interference.In your team you collaborate to write three engineering reports (one on each Practical) as per conventions (see Canvas). Each report is of 450 to 600 words or equivalent (excluding diagrams, calculations and Appendices) and calculations with correct units throughout (scanned copies of pre-practical calculations are acceptable), explain sources of interference. You also include where relevant captioned diagrams, tables of data, graphs, and photographs. Weeks 4, 7 and 10 The names of all team members are to be on the cover page of each report with their signatures and student numbers.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final examination|
You will demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of statics principles and concepts to solve simple problems about structures subjected to loads
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
The problems in this exam involve more complex theory and structures, and test all the Course topics. Short answers such as: interpreting symbols in free body diagrams labelling diagrams following conventions solving 2D and 3D force systems, trusses and pin-jointed frame - involves calculations interpreting diagrams of simple structure under different loads, requiring drawing a free body diagram to represent the structure, and using a sequence of equations to calculate the unknown forces calculate and draw internal forces diagram. Programmable calculators NOT permitted but scientific ones are. The use of mobile phones and tablets is not permitted. The examination will be open book, with both notes and text book allowed.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||R. C. Hibbeler||0||Engineering Mechanics||(14th SI edition, Global)||n/a|
You must wear closed-in shoes in the laboratory.
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
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