|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Contact via (02) 9850 9145, firstname.lastname@example.org
44 Waterloo Rd
Thursday 3pm - 5pm, or other time by pre-appointmentLab Demonstration, Tutor
Contact via (02) 9850 2171, email@example.com
G60, 44 Waterloo Rd
Thursday 3pm - 5pmLecturer, Tutor
Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
44 Waterloo Rd
Friday 3pm - 5pm
In this unit, students will be introduced to different aspects of mechanics of solids and structural analysis of trusses, beams and frames. This provides the students with the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to different structural designs. Students will develop their understanding of the physical performance of solid structural members, which are associated with a variety of structural systems in Civil Engineering. They also gain an understanding of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams and frames. Specific topics include basic concept of deformation compatibility; stresses and strains in structural elements, states of stress such as shear, bending, and torsion, displacements and deformations, energy methods for bar and beam structures; simple buckling; deformation of simple frames and cell box beams, response of linear elastic structures under different mechanical and environmental effects, and structural behaviour considering the distribution of internal forces.
This unit provides an essential foundation for subsequent structural design subjects such as Structural Design 1 and Structural Design 2 in the third year
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Grading and passing requirement for unit
In order to pass this unit, a student must obtain a mark of 50 or more for the unit (i.e. obtain a passing grade P/ CR/ D/ HD). For further details about grading, please refer below in the policies and procedures section.
Late submissions and Resubmissions
For assignments handed in late, the following penalties apply 0-48hrs: -50%, >48hrs: -100%. Extenuating circumstances will be considered upon lodgement of a formal notice of disruption of studies. Resubmissions of work are generally allowed unless stated prior or otherwise.
1. The only invigilated assessment is an in-class test to take place in the Week-8 lecture. 2. Hurdle assessments: Attendance of >80% of the practicals and workshops are required, which are 2 hours weekly. 3. Rubrics for all assessments are standards-based and will be made available on iLearn by Week 1.
|Regular problem sets||20%||No||Weekly|
|Practical Report||20%||No||Weeks 3, 5, 9 & 12|
|Mid session quiz||20%||No||Week 8|
Students will be provided with regular problem sets to complete. Five in total
Report on practical work completed, including written and oral report.
Mid session quiz
Final examination assessing content throughout semester
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Lectures 2 hours, weekly
Practical and Workshop 2 hours, weekly
Lecture notes will be provided in iLearn
McGraw Hill Connect, Textbooks
The weekly schedule will be provided in class.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
If you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
Not applicable. This Unit is running for the first time.
Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook