Course Title: Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply principles of strength of materials to standard engineering problems. This includes stress strain, deformation, and properties of sections, shear force and testing.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships and traineeships.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. Some of the skills & knowledge requirement will be covered in other competencies, such as in VBP263 Implement basic materials science principles to engineering applications; or equivalent.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP232 Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems


1. Identify the requirements for determining material strength

2. Select the appropriate testing regime

3. Undertake materials testing

4 Verify and interpret results

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply concepts of strength of materials to problems of strength and stability of structures and mechanical components. This includes stress, strain, deformation, properties of sections and shear force. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.