Strength of Materials 1

DE5302

This course will help you to develop an understanding of the essential elements of strengths of materials.

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    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex states of stress and the effects of dynamic loadings on a mechanical system. 
  • Design jointing systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of beam failure modes and calculate deflections and shear stresses. 
  • Calculate failure loads for concentrically loaded columns.

Assessment

  • 20% Internally assessed
  • 30% Practical
  • 50% Exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Labs requirements

A 2 ½ day practical Laboratory held in Wellington is a requirement for this course.

Trimester 1 Laboratories will be held during the term 1 school holidays,  

Trimester 2 Laboratories will be during the term 3 school holidays.

Your lecturer/tutor will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the trimester, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
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Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us