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University of South Australia
This unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the principles of Engineering Mechanics. From equilibrium and vector operations to planar trusses, this unit covers many of the physics and maths concepts that you will need to master a career in this field.
Throughout the course of this unit you will learn how to develop free-body diagrams. You will also be able to analyse and draw conclusions about the effects of force on an object’s equilibrium. You will be expected to be able to identify problems, work out solutions, and effectively communicate your findings to colleagues.
Assessment of this unit comprises of the following: an exam (50%), a project report (20%), five online quizzes (20%), and online participation (10%).
As a part of this unit, students will be required to attend compulsory on-campus classes at the University of South Australia in order to complete practical and laboratory work.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
It is also recommended that you have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
Mechanics and Physics
In this engineering unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the crucial concepts of engineering statics and dynamics. You will be able to utilise this knowledge to analyse the equilibrium state of an engineering project and to provide solutions to any problems that may arise.
As well as acquiring a good knowledge of the fundamental concepts, you will also be able to demonstrate other essential skills, such as an aptitude for both individual and team work. Your written and oral communication skills will be tested through your effective presentation of analyses, ideas and conclusions.
This unit is one of 16 in the Associate Degree in Engineering, a pathway program towards a bachelor's degree. Graduates might go on to have careers as mechanical and design engineers and managing officers, and can find opportunities across a wide range of fields including mining, defence and construction.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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