TECH 1006 - Engineering Mechanics Technology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

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
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Kevin Farries

    Office: N231e, Engineering North Building
    Phone: 831 35073
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1-3

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1-3

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1-3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Course notes are available in MyUni. For the coursework a ruler, protractor and scientific calculator will be needed.
    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. 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 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
    Workload

    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 Online  24 - 24
    Workshop Face-to-face and online 24 - 24
    Self-paced learning Online - 40 40
    Tutorial sheets - - 50 50
    Quiz preparation - - 8 8
    Exam preparation - - 10 10
    Exam (*1, summative) - 3 0 3
    Total 51 108 159
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • 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
    Tutorial calculations 10% Individual Week 2 - Week 12
    Quiz 1 20% Individual Week 5
    Quiz 2 30% Individual Week 8
    Exam 40% Individual Exam period
    Assessment Related Requirements
    In order to pass the course students must achieve a minimum of 40% for the examination (course hurdle).
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    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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