Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6162 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021


City Campus


520T Future Technologies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022,
Term2 2022,
Term1 2023,
Term2 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8311

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to perform analyses concerned with the mechanical properties of materials as they relate to problems of strength
and stability of mechanical structures. This includes the calculation of different kinds of loading on structural elements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22546 Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures


1. Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures

2. Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials

3. Complete the analysis

4. Compile, document and present results.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

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: Quiz

Assessment 2: Project

Assessment 3: Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements and Performance Crtieria Quiz Project Test
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