Mechanics of Materials – ENGR 330

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/17/2022

Course Description

A thorough study of the principles that govern the internal effects of stress and strain in solid bodies that are subjected to external loading. The purpose is to enable the engineering student to design solid components and structures by selecting materials and geometry. Students learn to compare strength of materials against internal stresses, and deformation of materials against internal strains. Topics also include: mechanical properties of materials, types of loading, plane-stress and plane-strain conditions, design of beams and shafts, and buckling.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Design of solid components and structures learned in this course is of crucial importance for solving many engineering problems. In this course, students build on knowledge obtained in Statics. Students learn to analyze the strength of solid materials and structures.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Homework sets will be assigned based on chapters covered. Some homework sets will be graded and some will be only for practice.

Read & Interact quizzes are meant to help learner focus in the material while reading the sections.

Quizzes are problem solving activities. Make sure to study well before taking the quizzes as they are limited in time.

The final project is meant to provide learner with a more practical design activity.

Exams are problem solving activities. Make sure to study well before taking the exams as they are limited in time.

Final exam is comprehensive and time limited.