Courses & Units

Dynamics and Vibrations ENG211


Students learn, through theory and laboratory experiments, to solve problems in dynamics and vibrations, using Newtonian kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.


Unit name Dynamics and Vibrations
Unit code ENG211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Jason Ali-Lavroff
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Solve mechanical engineering problems involving rigid body motion and vibration using advanced theory based on Newtonian Mechanics.
  • Apply practical techniques for the measurement and/or analysis of mechanical engineering based problems involving dynamics and vibration.
  • Collect and analyse experimental or theoretical data as an individual or within a team context.
  • Formulate a series of clear conclusions and justifications based on advanced theory for comparison to interpreted experimental results.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030701 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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KAA111 AND (KMA154 or JEE104)


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly and 3 x 3hr practical

AssessmentInternal tests (30%)|Final exam (40%)|Lab experiments (30%)
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Beer FP, Johnston ER Jr, and Eisenberg ER, Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics, 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2019.

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