Courses & Units

Advanced Dynamics and Vibrations ENG312



This unit explores the dynamics of rigid bodies in three dimensions and also the vibration of systems. The dynamics part of the unit examines the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions, dynamic balancing of rotating equipment and gyroscopic motion. The vibrations part of the unit is directed at developing your understanding of the analysis and design of dynamic mechanical systems. This includes modal analysis of multi degree of freedom systems, modal matrix, characterisation of modes by generalised mass, stiffness and damping, modes of vibration of distributed systems, including beams and plates.


Unit name Advanced Dynamics and Vibrations
Unit code ENG312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Alan Henderson

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret dynamics and vibrations theory and concepts.

2. Solve complex dynamics and vibrations problems by applying theory and established methods.

3. Analyse results through application of theoretical and experimental methods.

4. Design a dynamic system.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,798.0

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ENG211 and KME271 and KME272

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KNE312, KNE316, KNE347, KNE357,KNE373


Teaching Pattern



4 major assessments:  Dynamics Design Project (25%), weekly quizzes (10%), mid-semester test (25%) and end of semester exam (40%)

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