TECH 1006 - Engineering Mechanics Technology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
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 Course Description 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.
Course Coordinator: Dr Han FangOffice: N233a, Engineering North Building
Phone: 831 35452
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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)
1-3 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
1-3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Required ResourcesA range of course notes in pdf files are available in MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThe 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. http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002436.html
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 LearningAdditional 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 ModesThis 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
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Assessment SummaryThe 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 RequirementsFor 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).
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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
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