Course Title: Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6114 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Title: Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

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Course Description

This unit covers understanding and calculating force systems within simple beam structures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment (or equivalent)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures


1. Determine the resultant and equilibrant of systems of coplanar forces

2. Determine nominal sizes for a simple horizontal beam subject to a combination of uniform and point loading

Learning Outcomes

Not Applicable

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to calculate force systems within simple beam structures. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course.To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.