TECH 1006 - Engineering Mechanics Technology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

This course teaches students how to apply Newtonian physics to analyse relatively simple physical mechanisms. Emphasis is given to commonly encountered engineering applications that are either in static equilibrium or dynamic non-equilibrium. Topics include an introduction to forces; equilibrium; centre of gravity; distributed loading; friction; shear force diagrams bending moment diagrams; kinematics; kinetic motion and energy.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code TECH 1006
    Course Engineering Mechanics Technology
    Coordinating Unit Centre for STEM Education and Innovation
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods - or equivalent
    Incompatible CEME 1004, MECH ENG 1007
    Assessment Weekly assignments, Mid term test, Exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Han Fang

    Office: N233a, Engineering North Building
    Phone: 831 35452
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 Apply Newton's laws of motions to analyse simple physical mechanisms.
    2 Quantitatively describe commonly encountered engineering applications in static or dynamic non-equilibrium.
    3 Create free body diagrams and use them to calculate force and moments relevant to static or dynamic scenarios.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A range of course notes in pdf files are available in MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    The following text books are recommended to assist your learning with this course:

    Meriam, J. L. & Kraige, L. G. (2013). Engineering Mechanics Statics, 7th Edition, Wiley.

    Hibbelar, R.C : ‘Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics’, 12 Edition in SI Units,.

    Both the above texts contain many worked examples and tutorial questions that are available to use as additional practice exercises. The Barr Smith library has many books which are concerned with Statics and Dynamics. Students are encouraged to consult these books to enrich their knowledge.
    Online Learning
    Additional resources such as lecture slides and tutorial questions will be provided on MyUni. Students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements and utilise the Discussion Board for additional contact.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses several different teaching and learning approaches including:

    - online, pre-recorded lectures
    - online and face to face tutorials

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Mode Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total
    Lectures & tutorials Online & face-to-face 36 54 90
    In-class quizzes (*2, summative) Online & face-to-face 2 17 19
    Assignments (*6, summative) Online 0 27 27
    Exam preparation - 0 22 22
    Exam (*1, summative) - 3 0 3
    Total 41 120 161
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The course will be assessed as follows:

    Assessment Type Weighting Submission Due Date Learning outcomes
    Summative Assignment 1 5% Individual Week 2 1
    Summative Assignment 2 5% Individual Week 4 2
    Summative Assessment 3 5% Individual Week 6 2&3
    Summative Assessment 4 10% Individual Week 8 2&3
    Summative Assignment 5 5% Individual Week 10 2&3
    Summative Assignment 6 10% Individual Week 12 2&3
    Quizzees 20% Individual Weeks 5&11 1-3
    Exam 40% Individual Exam period 1-3
    Assessment Related Requirements
    For the summative assignments, a late submission penalty of 10% per day is applied. In order to pass the course students must achieve a minimum of 40% for the examination (course hurdle).
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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