i.          General principles of mechanics of materials: the concept of stress, basic concepts of axial and shear loading, strength-based design principles of structural members, the concept of deformation.

ii.          Stress-strain relationships for structural members under axial loading, methods for calculating displacements, basic principles of analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structural assemblies with axially loaded members.

iii.          Stress state in structural elements subjected to shear, general mathematical definitions for axial and shear strains, generalized stress-strain relationships in the three-dimensional stress state, applications to stressed thin shells.

iv.          Transformations of stresses and strains from one coordinate system to another.

v.          Basic concepts of theories of failure of materials. Introduction to the theory of torsion (cylindrical axial members under pure torsion).