Courses & Units

Engineering Statics KAA110

Launceston, Hobart


The main objective of this unit is to develop the student's ability to analyse objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying rigid body mechanics. 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, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.


Unit name Engineering Statics
Unit code KAA110
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Ali Tolooiyan|Mr Nick Johnson
Available as student elective? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate reactions acting on particles and rigid bodies using free body diagrams and equilibrium equations.
  • Analyse members that are subjected to systems of forces and moments to enable the construction of axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams.
  • Determine forces acting on individual members of frames, machines and trusses.
  • Determine the centroids, 2nd moments and product of area and inertial properties of various areas and simple objects.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 3 x 120 to 180 minute practicals

AssessmentProblem-solving challenges (10%)|Class tests (20%)|External Exam (50%)|Laboratories (20%)
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