Course Title: Dynamics of Industrial Machines

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Dynamics of Industrial Machines

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

To enable students to identify, analyse and design industrial mechanisms involving principles of kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms and vibration.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EB 771 Advanced Dynamics
 EA 001 Calculus

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EB702 Dynamics of Industrial Machines

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:

1. Calculate natural frequency for free damped vibration for simple mechanical rotating systems from basic principles.
2. Carry out vibration tests for various machine types, and static balance tests for rotating machines.
3. Calculate (using vector diagrams) absolute and relative velocity/acceleration using vector analysis of simple mechanical linkages and slider crank mechanisms.
4. Determine speed and direction of various components in geared mechanisms.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
written assignments and laboratory practicals throughout the program and a written examination at the completion of the course.