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Finite Element Analysis is an advanced unit that introduces the student to the theory and application of the Finite Element Method in engineering analysis and design. In addition to learning the theoretical bases of the finite element method, the student will also develop his/her applied/practical engineering skills by taking part in a problem-based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.

Summary 2021

Unit name Finite Element Analysis
Unit code JEE350
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

 Dr Roberto Ojeda

Teaching staff

Dr Roberto Ojeda

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



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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical principles and limitations of the finite element method for linear, non-linear, static and dynamic analyses.

ILO 2 Develop appropriate and efficient finite element models of a given structure and critically assess the accuracy of the finite element solution.

ILO 3 Compare and categorize a set of design options by analysing the results of finite element simulations in order to select the most appropriate configuration.

ILO 4 Apply finite element analysis and rapid prototyping techniques in a design project and report the process and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.




JEE220 and JEE136


Teaching Pattern

1 hour Lecture weekly, 3 hours Tutorials weekly.


Tutorial reports 15%, Design Project Reports 65%, Presentation 20%, Structural testing 5%

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