Courses & Units

Engineering Statics ENG103



The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering statics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newton’s Mechanics learnt by students in physics courses during their college studies. [It also aims to provide students with the ability to make an informed decision about what a career in civil engineering might entail.]

The unit covers fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics - statics. The unit is a pre-requisite for KNE151 Engineering Dynamics and KNE216 Civil Engineering 1, core units in Civil and Mechanical specialisations.


Unit name Engineering Statics
Unit code ENG103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Ali Tolooiyan

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the static equilibrium in a range of common engineering contexts.

2. Present static equilibrium analysis results in form of axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams.

3. Analyse hydrostatic forces on rigid bodies using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB.

4. Analyse internal forces in members of trusses and frames using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB.

5. Calculate centres of gravity and area moments of inertia using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB.

6. Communicate a set of conclusions in a professional laboratory report utilising data collected in a laboratory experiment.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 030900

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • XPD142
  • KNE113


Teaching Pattern



5 major assessment tasks:  Tutorial submission (10%), Mid-semester test (15%), Laboratory reports (15%), MATLAB exercise (10%) and 3-hour exam (50%)

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