Courses & Units

Statics JEE135



The main objective of JEE135 Statics is to develop the student's ability to analyse engineering problems, related to objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying physics principles. Specific topics include vector mechanics, free body diagrams, static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, concentrated and distributed forces, centres of gravity and moments of area and inertia and the analysis of structures such as trusses, frames and machines. Students will gain an appreciation of the multiple applications of statics to different areas of engineering through field trips and practical activities. The knowledge gained in this unit will lay the foundation for the study of more advanced units such as dynamics, hydrostatics, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.


Unit name Statics
Unit code JEE135
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Prof Kiril Tenekedjiev

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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  • Year 12 Maths Methods (or equivalent) or with permission from Unit Coordinator.



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Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus: 2 Lectures, 2 hours each weekly, 2 hours Tutorials weekly, Practical sessions as advised.

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Exam 50%, Class tests 30%, Practicals 10%, Assignment 10%

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