• Class Number 5270
• Term Code 3360
• Class Info
• Unit Value 6 units
• Mode of Delivery In Person
• COURSE CONVENER
• Dr Kiara Bruggeman
• LECTURER
• Dr Kiara Bruggeman
• Class Dates
• Class Start Date 24/07/2023
• Class End Date 27/10/2023
• Census Date 31/08/2023
• Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Introduction to Mechanics (ENGN1217)

This course introduces the fundamental principles in mechanics. Structural design applications of a variety of problems are developed throughout the course using examples that elucidate the theory of mechanics. The primary aim of this course is to provide a solid foundation for students in the field of mechanical engineering. Specific topics include:

• Statics of particles; forces in a plane and in space
• Equivalent systems of forces; Cartesian vector and vector operations
• Equilibrium of rigid bodies; including free body diagrams
• Simple trusses
• Distributed forces; centroids, centres of gravity and moments of inertia
• Static indeterminacy and friction
• Internal forces; including shear and moment diagrams

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to-

1. Identify and manipulate forces and their resultants in one- two- and three dimensions.
2. Recognise and classify moments and couples created by forces.
3. Employ mechanical equilibrium and free body diagrams to solve mechanical statics problems, including bending moment diagrams.
4. Acquire skills for testing the bending of a beam and the construction of a bridge model subject to testing.
5. Analyse and demonstrate the stability conditions of mechanical equilibrium.
6. Define and evaluate the fundamentals of mechanical testing of materials (tension, compression, shear).
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

## Examination Material or equipment

non-programmable calculator required

The course text is: Engineering Mechanics STATICS, 14th edition, by R.C. Hibbeler.

## Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

• feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals

## Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

## Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 lectures
2 lectures
3 lectures, tutorial Tutorials start
4 lectures, tutorial, mastering Mastering Engineering online assignments start
5 lectures, tutorial, mastering, lab Laboratory assignment
6 lectures, tutorial, mastering Lab report due, Mid-semester test
7 lectures, tutorial
8 lectures, tutorial, mastering
9 lectures, tutorial, mastering, lab Laboratory assignment
10 lectures, tutorial, mastering lab report due
11 lectures, tutorial, mastering
12 lectures, tutorial, mastering Group Assignment testing and report
13 Examination Period Final exam

## Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

## Assessment Summary

Mastering Engineering online assignments (x8) 16 %
Laboratory assignments (x2) 10 %
Mid-Semester Test 20 %
Group Assignment – Balsa wood bridge 14 %
Final Exam 40 %

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

## Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

## Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

## Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

## Participation

participation in labs and tutorials is required to get the marks (although attendance does not guarantee the marks)

## Examination(s)

final exam in the examination period

Value: 16 %
Learning Outcomes:

Mastering Engineering online assignments (x8)

A series of interactive online assignments covering core material from the Hibbeler textbook will commence from Week 4. There will be one preliminary assignment to learn how to use the online assignment system, and then 8 assignments each worth 2% of the final result. To seek for help, you may consult tutors in the tutorial, or in the drop in session.

Due: Ongoing from Week 3

Value: 16% (2% each)

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes:

Laboratory assignments (x2)

For students to connect theory and practice in other topics under a controlled environment, two lab assignments are scheduled, using equipment that are specially designed for teaching purposes. Students need to attend only one lab session. The corresponding report is due one week after the actual date of the practice for a particular student group. One report must be submitted by every student individually, not by a group. Lab attendance is mandatory for report submission. The lab assignments are worth 5% each, total 10% of the final assessment. The reports should be submitted via Turnitin plagiarism detection site on WATTLE. All submissions must include the ANU assignment cover page and are to be uploaded as a single PDF file

Due: Attendance Week 5 & Week 9, Reports weeks 6 and 10

Value: 10% (5% each)

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes:

Mid-Semester Test

The mid-semester test will be held in Week 6, and cover the content from the first half of the course. It is worth 20% of the final assessment. Permitted materials: non-programmable calculator and a single A4 page with annotations on both sides.

You may need to purchase a calculator suitable for engineering, with capability to do basic operations and functions for trigonometry, exponentials, and logarithms, solve systems of linear equations, solve integrations, sketch waveforms and do complex number calculations. We recommend a graphics calculator such as TI-Nspire CX II (or similar). In the final exam for some engineering courses, you may be asked to put the calculator in "exam mode" or clear the memory.

Value: 14 %
Learning Outcomes:

Group Assignment – Balsa wood bridge

Groups will design, analyse, build and mechanically test a scale balsa bridge. The goals of this assignment are to withstand the maximum load prior to collapse, whilst accurately predicting bridge performance.

• Bridge testing in Week 11 or 12.
• A single report must be submitted from each group in week 12. The assignment is worth 10% of the final assessment.

The reports should be submitted via Turnitin plagiarism detection site on WATTLE. All submissions must include the ANU assignment cover page and are to be uploaded as a single PDF file.

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes:

Final Exam

The 3-hour final exam will cover the content from all of the course, emphasising the latter half of the course, and is worth 40% of the final assessment. Permitted materials: non-programmable calculator and a single A4 page with annotations on both sides.

You may need to purchase a calculator suitable for engineering, with capability to do basic operations and functions for trigonometry, exponentials, and logarithms, solve systems of linear equations, solve integrations, sketch waveforms and do complex number calculations. We recommend a graphics calculator such as TI-Nspire CX II (or similar). In the final exam for some engineering courses, you may be asked to put the calculator in "exam mode" or clear the memory.

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.

The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

## Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

## Hardcopy Submission

No hard copy submissions.

## Late Submission

Standard ANU late policy: 5% penalty deducted for every business day beyond the due date.

## Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

## Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

## Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

## Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

## Convener

 Dr Kiara Bruggeman u5320623@anu.edu.au

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## Instructor

 Dr Kiara Bruggeman kiara.bruggeman@anu.edu.au

 Sunday