Course Description

This course deals with basic mechanics of materials and is crucial in understanding mechanical behaviour and capacity of engineering materials.


  • To enable students evaluate behaviour of materials subjected to normal, shear, twisting and bending loads
  • Expose students to derivation of stress transformation formulas and thus determine the principle stresses on any loaded element, and
  • To enhance appreciation of the theory behind failure of ductile and brittle engineering materials.


Attachment Name Attachment Type
CIV1201 Strength of Materials DOC PDF PS