Structural Mechanics

MEE20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 64 hours face to face + blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of structural and material behaviour, failure modes and the design of simple structures and machine components.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Analyse structural and material behaviour (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
2. Apply failure theories in the design of simple structures and machine components (K2, K3, K6, S1, S3)
3. Apply relevant standards and codes of practice in the design of simple structures and machine components (K3, K6, S1, S3)
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 high quality reports (A2, A7) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.