Courses & Units

Engineering Dynamics KAA111


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 Associate Professor Damien Holloway
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030701 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,085.00

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KMA152 or JEE103

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hour workshops weekly, 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly, 3 x 2-hour labs per semester (running weeks 3-8), regular prerecorded videos to review for each topic

Assessment3 Problem Solving Exercises (30%)|Laboratory/practical and report. (30%)|Examination (invigilated - externally) (40%)
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Beer FP, Johnston ER, and Eisenberg ER, “Vector Mechanics for Engineers”, Dynamics, 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2019

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