Courses & Units

Dynamics and Vibrations ENG211



In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in mechanical engineering specifically in the field of dynamics and vibration, this building on the theory of Newtonian Mechanics applied to the analysis of rigid body kinematics and kinetics. This is undertaken by applying theory to solve advanced dynamics problems involving rigid body motion and vibration through technical analysis as well as practical implementation based on undertaking laboratory experiments specific to the field of mechanical engineering.


Unit name Dynamics and Vibrations
Unit code ENG211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Available as student 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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (30%)
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Beer FP, Johnston ER Jr, and Eisenberg ER, Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

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