# Course Title: Calculate stresses in simple structures

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Teachers:

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

Dr. Olga Gredeskoul
Phone: +613 9925 4392
Email: olga.gredeskoul@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 (%): 40

Assessment 2: Laboratory practical report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Online test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

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

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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

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.

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: