Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OENG5194

Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettri Chinnadurai


Phone: +61 3 99254667


Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EA 772 Introductory Dynamics
 EB 771 Advanced Dynamics
 EA 001 Calculus
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to describe and analyse the effects of forces on the motion of particles, in order to predict dynamical behaviour in preparation for engineering design. This module also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing)

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBG873 Mechanics of Machines 1

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of particles moving with Rectilinear Motion.
2. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of particles moving with Curvilinear Two and Three Dimensional Motion.
3. Use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles subjected to unbalanced Forces, for Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Two and Three Dimensional) motion applications.
4. Use Work - Energy methods to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles moving with Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Planar) motion.
5. Use Impulse and Momentum principles to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles moving with Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Planar) motion.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in lectures, problem solving activities, written assignment, analysing engineering data and final test.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics DeliveredLearning Outcome (LO) Reference
 1Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. Introduction to Kinematics of Particles LO – 1
 2Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion of a Particle – Uniform & Non Uniform AccelerationKinematics of Rectilinear Motion of a Particle - Non Uniform Acceleration LO – 1
 3 Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Cartesian Vector Co-ordinates- Projectile Motion.Normal and tangential co-ordinates.Normal & Tangential Co-ordinates/Cylindrical Co-ordinates LO – 1
 4  Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Cylindrical Co-ordinates /Absolute Dependent Motion of Particles; .Absolute Dependent Motion of Particles.Assignment handing out. LO – 2
 5Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Cartesian Vector Co-ordinates/ Normal & Tangential Components- Cylindrical Co-ordinates LO – 3
 6 Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Work-Energy Methods-Principle of Work and Energy-Conservation of energy.Assignment submission last date LO – 4
 7Kinetics of Motion of a Particle -Impulse & Momentum LO – 5
 8Kinetics of Motion of a Particle -Impulse & Momentum.Revision LO – 5
 9 Main Exam  LO – 1,2,3,4,5

NOTE :- This is tentative schedule. While your Teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availablity of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 10th Edition, Prentice-Hall, U.S.A., 1995



 Bedford, A & Fowler, W., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts.,1994

Other Resources

BlackBoard and Student drive Folder called-"S’- follow the path - "Mecahnical and Manufacturing"- "Oeng 5194 -MOM-1 -Vettri" 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of  written assignments, progressive written test and end of module written exam. 

Assessment Tasks

Assignment - 30%

Practical Lab - 10%

Main Exam - 60%

Assessment Matrix

Written Assignment - Covering LO -1 and 2

Practical Lab - Covering LO -1 and 2

Main Exam (written) - Covering LO -1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5

Note :- LO means Learning Outcomes

Other Information

Tests are conducted under closed book conditions, formula sheets and / or extracts of reference materials will be provided as appropriate.  Please refer the course calender and handouts for more details. Student should clearly demonstrate how the problem solving techniques used in the test in order to score marks.

Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 45 hours outside the class time.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

1. assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
2. maths and science developmental support and advice
3. English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days fter the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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