2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent
SEE010 or SEJ010
SEE103 and SEM111
Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week, 1 x 2 hour studio (structured) per week, 1 x 2 hour studio (facilitated/unstructured) per week. Campus students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus during the trimester.
1 x 2 hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour studio per week (structured, information provided and online seminars provided), 1 x 2 hour practical (relevant recording will be provided in weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5), 1 x 2 hour online studio per week (unstructured, project oriented sessions will be held in week 2-7 and 9-10). Students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus during the trimester intensive week (typically week 8).
This unit introduces students to various types of materials that are typically used in wide ranging engineering applications. Initially, emphasis will be given on gaining appropriate knowledge of mechanical properties of various material types through combinations of theoretical, practical and case study analysis. Students will learn the significance of mechanical properties that are important in engineering design. Students will also gain knowledge on loading, stress calculation techniques and relevant engineering design principles to tackle those stresses by combining available material and typical structural shapes. Students shall be individually assessed on their performance through quiz, reports and oral presentations, and their team participation performance shall be assessed regularly during studio sessions, through group submission and peer review during the intensive week.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Apply discipline specific knowledge to analyse and determine basic mechanical properties for various types of engineering materials
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the physical significance of mechanical properties for appropriate use in engineering applications.
GLO4: Critical thinking
Work effectively in a group and utilise effective communication skills in order to complete assigned tasks through critical analysis and research
GLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO7: Teamwork
Apply basic design principles for obtaining a suitable combination of materials and structural shape to satisfy a given set of design specifications.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO7: Teamwork
Communicate project outcomes through the use of oral and written communication as well as media-rich technologies.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
10-page technical design report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the on-campus quiz; and a mark of at least 40% in the final assessment task: Final Design Report and Presentation
Prescribed text(s): Hibbeler, 2017, Mechanics of Materials in Si Units, 10th edition (or 8th edn or higher), Pearson Education.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEJ103 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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