Courses & Units

Statics JEE135


Note: Note:
  • The 2016 Summer School (February) Intensive offering of this unit will run subject to a minimum of 10 enrolments.
  • Due to the intensive teaching of the 2016 Summer School offering, it is strongly recommended that only students who need to repeat the unit, should enrol in the February intensive offering.  
  • For further information, please contact NCMEH Faculty Officer on 6324 3135, or email


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 and 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 College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Mr Nick Johnson

Teaching staff

Mr Nick Johnson

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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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

ILO 1 Describe and implement the basic principles of engineering statics in the analysis of forces and reactions for two- and three-dimensional bodies and simple engineering structures

ILO 2 Apply diverse strategies and tactics for problem identification, classification, modelling, formulation and solution

ILO 3 Use effective engineering communication by clearly and concisely expressing technical information

ILO 4 Engage in study and problem solving teams for the development and practice of teamwork and leadership skills



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 030701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



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


Teaching Pattern

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


Class Tests (30%), Formative Assessments (20%) and Examination (50%)

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Flexible Study Options



Hibbeler, R.C. (2017) Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 14th Ed in SI units, Pearson.

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