Courses & Units

Mechanics of Solids JEE220




This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Statics and combining it with the concepts gained in Materials Technology 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.


Unit name Mechanics of Solids
Unit code JEE220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Prof Kiril Tenekedjiev

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


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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Apply the concept of static equilibrium to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the internal forces and deformations in common structural members (i.e. tension bar, cable, strut, column, shaft, and beam)

ILO 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of stress, strain, and buckling and apply it to meet strength, stiffness and stability design and construction requirements

ILO 3 Recognize common structural members present in real structures and explain their respective functions

ILO 4 Apply knowledge of material science and solid mechanics in the investigation of the mechanical properties of materials and in the design of structural members and report the process and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030903 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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  • JEE135
  • Student must have prior knowledge of Materials Technology (JEE125)
    and Engineering Design and Communication (JEE13) or equivalent units.
  • It is strongly recommended that only students who have attempted this unit in Semester 1, 2014, enrol in the 2015 Summer School intensive offering.


  • JEE135
  • Student must have prior knowledge of Materials Technology (JEE125)  and Engineering Design and Communication (JEE113) or equivalent units.


Teaching Pattern

Semester 1: 3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratory/Workshop as advised.

Summer School Intensive: 3 hours Lectures daily, 1 hour Tutorial daily


Tests (online and/or in-class) 75%; Practical project 25%; plus weekly handwritten homework 0%.

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"Mechanics of Materials" by R.C. Hibbler (9th edition, SI)

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