This course provides an introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation and strain in solid materials. Basic relationships between loads, stresses, and deflections of structural and machine elements such as rods, shafts and beams are developed. The load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear forces are considered. It is essential for the prediction of structural failure in any industry application. This course is the pre-requisite to Dynamics, Machine Design and any further study in deformable mechanics. Prerequisite: MEEN 2301 with a minimum grade of “C”.