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CIV1500 Applied Mechanics

Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Agricultural, Civil, Environmental Engineering
Version produced : 20 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Chris Snook
Moderator: Lyn Brodie

Requisites

Co-requisite: ENM1500 or ENG1500 or MAT1500

Other requisites

Students cannot enrol in CIV1500 if they have successfully completed CIV1501.

Synopsis

This course integrates mathematical and physics concepts to provide students with introductory mechanics knowledge to prepare them for the course CIV1501 Engineering Statics. Topics included are: length, time, mass, Newton's laws, pressure, stress, moment, torque, work, friction, two dimensional position and force vectors, particle equilibrium, resultant forces, rigid body equilibrium, centroids and second moment of areas.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. understand basic quantities and idealisations of mechanics and SI system of units;
  2. understand Newton's laws of motion;
  3. define pressure, stress, moment, torque, work;
  4. understand the concept of friction and analyse the equilibrium under frictional forces;
  5. express force and position in vector form and determine magnitude and direction of two dimensional vectors;
  6. analyse & solve rigid body equilibrium problems;
  7. determine the centroid of an area and the second moments of area of simple shapes.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Length, Time and Mass ? Parameters involving length, time and mass, SI systems of Units 10.00
2. Newton's Laws 10.00
3. Pressure, stress, moment, torque and work 10.00
4. Friction 10.00
5. Two dimensional position and force vetors 20.00
6. Rigid body equilibrium 20.00
7. Centroids & second moment of area 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=CIV1500)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • No text book required.
  • Scientific calculator.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Hibbeler, RC 2010, Engineering mechanics: Statics Study Pack Bundle with Mastering Engineering (Static) with Pearson eText in SI units, 12th edn, Prentice Hall, Singapore.
    (ISBN 9789810683993.)
  • Any book on statics will be suitable to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the material in this course.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Assessments 25.00
Examinations 2.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 76.00
Tutorials 26.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 200 20 17 Apr 2013
ASSIGNMENT 2 200 20 22 May 2013
2 HOUR RESTRICTED EXAMINATION 600 60 End S1 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. Student Administration will advise students of the dates of their examinations during the semester.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks/grades obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    In a Restricted Examination, candidates are allowed access only to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination); calculators which cannot hold textual information (students must indicate on their examination paper the make and model of any calculator(s) they use during the examination).

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the examination period at the end of the semester of the next offering of this course.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. Electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course. Students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  6. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  7. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.

  8. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  9. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide.
    http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Other requirements

  1. Students will require reliable and regular access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.