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The unit aims at developing the students' conceptual understanding and problem solving skills required to determine and identify various machine motions, and their force and torque effects, particularly in terms of kinematics and kinetics of rotating and translating rigid members, and the mechanical transmission of power. This unit lays a solid foundation for more advanced units undertaken in higher years such as Seakeeping and Manoeuvring, Mechanics of Marine Machinery Systems and Structural Analysis.

Topics covered in this unit include: kinematics of particles, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, Newton's second law, energy and momentum methods, friction, systems of particles, moment of inertia, harmonic motion and vibration. In addition the student will also develop his/her practical engineering and teamwork skills by taking part in a problem based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.

Summary 2020

Unit name Dynamics
Unit code JEE136
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Mr Nick Johnson

Teaching staff

Mr Nick Johnson

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



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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, analyse and solve engineering mechanics problems in the dynamic context by applying suitable engineering analysis theory and methods and present their work to a professional standard.

ILO 2 Perform experiments to quantify the dynamic characteristics and response of simple objects working individually and as a team in a safe manner and report their outcomes to a professional standard in written form.

ILO 3 Understand the basic principles of vibration analysis and apply them to correctly model the dynamic behaviour of simple single degree of freedom systems.

ILO 4 Apply dynamic analysis, problem solving and teamwork skills in the design, construction and testing of an engineering quality product by working safely and ethically as part of a multicultural and multi-gender team and report the process, findings and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.




Year 12 Physics and Year 12 Maths Methods (or equivalent).

Mutual Exclusions

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


Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus:  3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Practical sessions as advised.

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Examination 50%, Assessments 50%

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