Courses & Units

Mechanics of Solids JEE220


This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Engineering Statics, the students are introduced to fundamental theories and techniques required to analyse the state of stress and strain in structural members subjected to external loads. This knowledge will allow students to perform the engineering calculations required to ensure that a structural member meets strength, stiffness and stability requirements.
In addition to learning the theoretical bases of structural analysis, students will also develop their applied/practical structural engineering skills by taking part in a problem-based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.


Unit name Mechanics of Solids
Unit code JEE220
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Damon Howe
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate stress and strain in common structural members.
  • Interpret stress and strain to make sound engineering design decisions.
  • Practice the fundamentals of teamwork required in the engineering discipline.
  • Analyse modes of failure to evaluate structural design requirements.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030903 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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JEE135 or KAA110


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr Workshop Weekly (13 Weeks)

1 x 1-hr Workshop Weekly (13 Weeks)

1 x 1-hr Tutorial Weekly (13 Weeks)

AssessmentClass Test 1 (10%)|Class Test 2 (10%)|Weekly Tutorial Assignments (10%)|Structural Project (30%)|Final Exam (40%)
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