Courses & Units

Dynamics and Vibrations ENG719



In this unit students 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 ENG719
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International 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.
  • Justify recommendations to experiment based problem involving dynamics and vibration using advanced theory and experiential knowledge.
  • Design practical solutions to mechanical engineering based problems involving dynamics and vibration.
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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(ENG105 or KAA111) and KMA154

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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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