By the end of this course, students will be able to have:
1. A systematic understanding of the key concepts and aspects for the analysis and assurance of the structural integrity of mechanical components and structures.
2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve structural integrity problems using established methods.
3. The ability to select and apply analytical methods and modeling of fracture mechanics applicable to structural integrity problems.
4. An understanding of the different calculation methods to analyze structural integrity problems.
5. The ability to design and carry out experiments for the analysis of the structural integrity of mechanical components and structures, interpret the data and draw conclusions.
6. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve structural integrity problems
7. An understanding of the different applicable methods and techniques and their limitations for the analysis of the structural integrity problems
8. An awareness of the implications of engineering practice in the evaluation of the structural integrity issues.