ENME202-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Stress, Strain and Deformation in Machine Elements

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Axial, torsional, transverse and bending loads; compound states of stress, principal stresses and strains; basic theories of failure for ductile and brittle materials; buckling including local buckling effects; basic energy methods; impact theory.

To develop basic competency in the application of the methods of Mechanics of Materials to problems in Mechanical Engineering.  The course serves as a foundation for subsequent, required courses: ENME203 (Dynamics and Vibrations), ENME307 (Mechanical Behaviour of Materials) and ENME302 (Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering Analysis).

Learning Outcomes

  • After completion of the course students should feel they have the ability to perform an engineering mechanics analysis of the following conditions:

  • static loading conditions of standard mechanical engineering systems
  • axial loading conditions and resultant stresses in a system
  • transverse loading conditions and resultant stresses in a system
  • bending loads and resultant stresses in a system
  • torsional loads and resultant stresses in a system
  • combined loading within a system
  • basic failure criteria for a mechanical system
  • buckling conditions within a mechanical system
  • strain energy within a mechanically loaded system
  • impact loading within a mechanically loaded system
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Course Coordinator

Paul Docherty


Geoff Rodgers


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 27 Apr 2021 30%
Test 2 27 May 2021 30%
Online in Class Quizzes 10% 9 x Online Quizzes
Final Exam 30% Exam covers all content of the course

Option 1 (shown above):
2 x Test Out of Hours (30% each); 9 x Online Quizzes (10% total); Final Exam (30%)

Option 2:
2 x Test Out of Hours (15% each); 9 x Online Quizzes (10% total); Final Exam (60%)

The assessment weighting that yields the highest grade for each student individually will be used automatically.  It is strongly suggested that you take option 1 - it is very difficult to make 50% from 60% of the marks!

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Timothy A. Philpot; Mechanics of Materials ; 3rd SI; Wiley.

Recommended Reading

Beer, Ferdinand P. et al; ENGR102 engineering mechanics and materials ; McGraw Hill Custom Pub, 2010.

Craig, Roy R; Mechanics of materials ; 3rd Edition; Wiley, 2011.

Hibbeler, R C; Mechanics of Materials ; 10th Edition; Pearson, 2018.

Philpot, Timothy A; Mechanics of materials : an integrated learning system ; 3rd ed; Wiley, 2013.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

* Harassment of any sort will not be tolerated.  Each UC student is here to learn and to experience a friendly and supportive community.
* It is every student's right to expect: respect and courtesy from staff and other students, including freedom from harassment of any sort; fair treatment; the ability to speak out about any issues that concern them, without fear of consequences for their safety and well-being.
* Furthermore, each student has the responsibility to: respect the rights and property of others; attend to their own health and safety, and that of others; and behave in a manner towards each other that does not reflect badly on the student body or the University.
* If you, or someone you know, has experienced harassment, please talk to your lecturers, directors of study, or head of department.

Dishonest Practice
* Plagiarism, collusion, copying, and ghost writing are unacceptable and dishonest practices.
* Plagiarism is the presentation of any material (test, data, figures or drawings, on any medium including computer files) from any other source without clear and adequate acknowledgment of the source.
* Collusion is the presentation of work performed in conjunction with another person or persons, but submitted as if it has been completed only by the named author(s).
* Copying is the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.
* Ghost writing is the use of another person(s) (with or without payment) to prepare all or part of an item submitted for assessment.

Do not engage in dishonest practices. The Department reserves the right to refer dishonest practices to the University Proctor and where appropriate to not mark the work.
The University regulations on academic integrity and dishonest practice can be found here.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,493.00

International fee $6,007.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENME202 Occurrences

  • ENME202-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • ENME202-21SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2021 start (Distance)