Course Title: Analyse force systems (basic)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Analyse force systems (basic)

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to solve problems involving forces, moments and hydrostatic pressure on simple structures and carry out some basic stress, strain and deformation calculations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX100B Analyse force systems (basic)


01. Complete sketches of simple force systems.

02. Analyse coplanar concurrent force systems.

03. Analyse coplanar nonconcurrent force systems.

04. Calculate support reactions for simply supported horizontal beams using the equations of equilibrium.

05. Calculate support reactions for cantilevers.

06. Analyse direct stresses.

07. Determine sizes for simple members subjected to direct normal, shear or bearing stress.

08. Determine deformations due to axial stress / strain.

09. Determine the centroid, second moment of area and radius of gyration of plane figures.

10. Determine the bending stress in simple loaded beams subjected to bending.

11. Calculate the deflection of simple loaded beams.

Learning Outcomes

  Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction