Solid Mechanics

MEE30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 63 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to enhance your ability to solve advanced problems involving force equilibrium, deformation and stress in machine components and structures

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Analyse structural and material behaviour. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)

2. Apply relevant standards and codes of practice in the design of structures and machine components. (K3, S1, S3)

3. Use finite element package to determine stress and deformation of practical machine components and structures (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)

4. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions (K2, K6, S1, A7)

5. Conduct laboratory activities as part of a team and generate individual high quality reports. (A2, A7)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.