Courses & Units

Engineering Dynamics KAA111

Launceston, Hobart


In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in engineering dynamics based on fundamental theory developed using Newtonian Mechanics with an introductory focus on particle kinematics and kinetics. This leads to the development of problem solving skills to determine and identify various machine motions including the kinematics of rotating and translating rigid members and planar motion of machine components. In addition students will also develop practical engineering and teamwork skills by taking part in practical activities throughout the semester. The unit prepares students for all specialisations of the degree by providing a broader overview of dynamics relevant to all disciplines of engineering.


Unit name Engineering Dynamics
Unit code KAA111
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Jason Ali-Lavroff|Mr Nick Johnson
Available as student elective? No


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


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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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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Solve kinematics problems by applying dynamics principles.
  • Solve 2D kinetic problems using the principles of Newtonian Mechanics.
  • Analyse experimental and theoretical data collected safely during practical work individually or working as part of a team.
  • Report engineering results and conclusions utilising theoretical and experimental data.
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

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Teaching Pattern 3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly    
AssessmentExamination (invigilated - externally) (50%)|Laboratory/practical and report. (30%)|Problem Solving Exercises (20%)
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