Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
Course Code: MIET7534
Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering problems
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ph: +61 3 9925 2011
Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply mechanics concepts and principles to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes forces, moments, friction and frames.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VU21100 Apply principles of mechanics to engineering problems
1. Identify mechanic principles embedded in an engineering problem
1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.3 The engineering problem is determined through requests, design briefs or equivalent and clarified with appropriate personnel.
1.4 Expert advice is sought with respect to the engineering problem and according to enterprise procedures, where appropriate
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
1.6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
2. Apply principles of mechanics in the analysis or design of an engineering solution
2.1 Relevant OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Industry codes, regulations and technical documentation relevant to the engineering problem are interpreted and understood.
2.3 Tables and graphs are used to obtain computational data, where appropriate.
2.4 The appropriate assumptions underlying the engineering problem are made and recorded.
2.5 The most appropriate analytical, computational or design methodology is selected and justified.
2.6 Resources and equipment required are identified, obtained and checked as fit for the purpose.
3. Verify, document and interpret outcomes
3.1 Relevant OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
3.2 The results of the analysis or design are recorded and documented in accordance with requirements and enterprise procedures.
3.3 Results are graphed and/or charted and interpreted, where appropriate
3.4 A formal report to present outcomes is prepared according to enterprise procedures, if required
3.4 Outcomes of analysis or design are verified and discussed with appropriate personnel.
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities are listed in powerpoint slides the under Course resourses on the BlackBoard.
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountabilityEA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership
|Week||Topics Delivered||Elements/Performance criteria|
|1||Introduction to the course and OH&S requirements.|
Force and gravity, Moment and Torque
|1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5
|2||Equilibrium of Forces and Moments||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|3||Supports, Reactions and Free-body diagram||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|4-5||Friction||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|6||TEST Part A Due||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|7||Plane truss; properties||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6|
|8-9||Plane truss; joint and section method of analysis||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|10-11||Plane truss; joint and section method of analysis||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|12-13||Axial force, Shear force and Bending moment equations||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|14-15||Properties of plane figures and Volumes||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
Stress, Strain, poison’s ratio, modulus of elasticity / rigidity, Factor of safety and allowable stress
|2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|17-18||Test Part B Due||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
"Engineering Mechanics" by Val Ivanoff "Structural Mechanics" Nageim/Durka/Morgan/Williams
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Overview of Assessment
Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Assessment 1: Test Part A
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30
Assessment 2: Journals
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 3: Test Part B
Weighting towards final grade (%) 50
These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element/Performance Criteria Covered||Assessment 1 - Test Part A||Assessment 2- JOURNALS||Assessment 3- Test Part B|
Assessment 1: Test Part A, Week 6
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%
Assessment 2: Journals , Due Week 16
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20%
Assessment 3: Test Part B, Week 17-18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%
|Element/Performance Criteria Covered||Assessment 1-TEST Part A||Assessment 2 - JOURNALS||Assessment 3 - Test Part B|
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