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Engineering Dynamics KNE151


The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics learnt by students in physics courses during their college studies. It also aims at providing students with background for learning skills to solve engineering based problems, in particular in the field of mechanical engineering.

The unit covers fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics - dynamics. The unit is a pre-requisite for KNE251 Mechanical Engineering, a core unit in Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronic and Civil/Mining specialisations.

Topics: Vector algebra, kinematics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion, kinetics of particles: Newton's second law, energy and momentum methods applied to particles, friction.

Practical sessions: There will be three laboratory sessions undertaken during the course of the semester.


Unit name Engineering Dynamics
Unit code KNE151
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Teaching staff

Dr Jason Lavroff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

39 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials,6 hours of laboratory experiments.


Three hour end of semester examination (70%), Two semester tests (15% total),Three laboratory reports (15% total).

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