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ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (2014 - Summer Main)

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Unit: ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Cafe, Peter
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Session options: Semester 2, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of and competence in solving statics problems in engineering. Tutorial sessions will help students to improve their group work and problem solving skills, and gain competency in extracting a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work in 3D as well as 2D, including the 2D and 3D visualization of structures and structural components, and the vectorial 2D and 3D representations of spatial points, forces and moments.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Cafe, Peter
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Tutor/s: to be announced
Timetable: ENGG5802 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 4.00 2 6
2 Tutorial 6.00 2 6
3 Independent Study 12.00 7
T&L Activities: Tutorial: 2 hour lecture is followed immediately by a 3 hour tutorial on two seperate days each week. Attendance at lectures is compulsory. Attendance at the first 2 hours of tutoials is compulsory. The tutorial problems from the specified text are listed on the documents on the unit website.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Ability to extract a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation Design (Level 1)
Basic proficiency in solving statics problems in engineering. Basic proficiency in constructing visual representations of structures and structural components in 2D and 3D. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
Basic report writing. Communication (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 1)
1. Be able to apply a logical approach for solving a complex engineering problem
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
2. Be able to draw a correct free body diagram for any engineering entity
3. Be able to calculate the value of unknown forces and moments acting on any three dimensional object from the equilibrium equations
4. Be able to calculate the force in an internal member of a simple structure
5. Be able to calculate the forces acting as a result of two objects in contact
6. Be able to find the centre of mass or centroid of an object
7. Be able to calculate reaction forces under action of distributed forces for different structures
8. Be able to use the principle of virtual work to calculate known forces for a system in equilibrium
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorial Quizzes No 50.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
2 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Assessment Description: There are 6 tutorial quizzes, one conducted each week, on the topics of the previous two tutorials and accompanying lectures. They are closed book with calculators allowed. The best 5 out of 6 are counted for assessment as 50% of the final assessment mark.

The final exam covers all topics and contributes 50% of the final assessment mark.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial (as per your University generated timetable) you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalised 1% from your final mark. If you miss more than 10% of the tutorials (4 hours for the semester) you will not have met the attendance requirements and will fail the unit of study with a maximum mark of 45%.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Online Course Content: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction, Vectors, Newton’s Laws
Forces, Moments
Couple and resultants
Revision: 2D examples
Week 2 3D force systems
Moments and Couples in 3D
Resultants in 3D
Revision: 3D Examples
Week 3 Equilibrium in 2D
Equilibrium in 3D
Plane Trusses: Methods of Joints
Week 4 Plain Trusses: Method of Sections
Space Trusses
Frames and Machines
Centre of Mass and Centroids
Week 5 Centre of Mass and Centroids (cont)
Beams: Distributed forces for Beams
Types of Friction, Dry Friction
Flexible Belts
Week 6 Principles of Virtual Work and Equilibrium
Potential Energy and Stability
Revision
Week 13 Revision
STUVAC (Week 14) No lectures; No Tutorials
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2013, 2014

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 1) Yes 12.5%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) Yes 87.5%
Information Seeking (Level 1) No 0%
Communication (Level 1) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.