Courses & Units

Finite Element Analysis JEE350


Finite Element Analysis (JEE350) 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.


Unit name Finite Element Analysis
Unit code JEE350
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Roberto Ojeda Rabanal
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical principles and limitations of the finite element method for linear, non-linear, static and dynamic analyses.
  • Develop appropriate and efficient finite element models of a given structure and critically assess the accuracy of the finite element solution.
  • Compare and categorize a set of design options by analysing the results of finite element simulations in order to select the most appropriate configuration.
  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 hour Lecture weekly, 3 hours Tutorials weekly.

AssessmentFE project - Individual Report (35%)|Tutorial Assignment (15%)|FE project -Team Report (30%)|FE project - Team Presentation (15%)|FE project - Experimental test (5%)
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