Engineering Dynamics

MEE20006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

In this unit, students will develop the ability to analyse and solve problems involving particles and rigid bodies in plane motion and be prepared to study higher level of machine dynamics (i.e. Machine Dynamics-2). Students will also gain the ability to handle basic vibration problems.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1.  Apply fundamentals of kinematics of particles in plane motion in different coordinates systems (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
2.  Analyse motion of finite rigid bodies using relative motion concept (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
3.  Apply relevant standards and codes of practice in solving the kinetics problems as well as vibrations (K3, S1, S3)
4.  Analyse motion of finite rigid bodies using work-energy and impulse-momentum concept (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
5.  Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as individual or part of a team (K2, K6, S1, A7)
6.  Generate high quality reports (A2, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.