Course Title: Calculate stresses in simple structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MATH5336C

Course Title: Calculate stresses in simple structures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Serge Eljaste
Phone: +613 9925 4661
Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

Course Description

This unit covers determining stresses and their effect on the strength and stability of simple structures and mechanical components


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures

Element:

1. Determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The shear stresses in simple bolted connections are determined.
1.2 The nominal weld size or length of weld required on simple welded connections is determined to meet load requirements.

1.3 Torque distribution diagrams are drawn and used to calculate torsional shear stress and angle of twist on threaded bolts subjected to torques.

Element:

2. Verify stress levels using appropriate reference material

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Appropriate reference materials are used to verify that stress loading is acceptable and in accordance with standard operational procedures.

2.2. Verification results are reported according to standard operational procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster in conjunction with MEM23109A (MIET7548C) & MEM30005A (MATH5335C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies MEM23109A, MEM30005A and MEM30006A. Please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for the learning activities and Engineers Australia Mapping Information.


Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for the proposed teaching schedule.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Class notes on BlackBoard


Overview of Assessment

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:

 

Assessment 1: Portfolio exercises

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 2: Laboratory practical report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Online test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Portfolio exercises

Lab practical report

Online test

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

X

X

 2.1

X

 

 

2.2

X

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for assessment tasks.


Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for assessment tasks.

Other Information

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for information about student directed hours.


Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
Special Consideration:
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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