Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Teaching Period(s)

OENG5194

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au

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)

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:
 EA 772 Introductory Dynamics
 EB 771 Advanced Dynamics
 EA 001 Calculus
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

National Competency Codes and Titles

 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.

Overview of Assessment

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