ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 core unit in the Engineering Science; Automation and Robotics major sequences
- Engineering mechanics is the study of how physical systems behave under applied forces and moments. In this unit students are introduced to the fundamental tools and techniques used to analyse a range of 2D engineering mechanics problems. Topics include the relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration, coordinate systems, forces and moments, free body diagrams, static equilibrium, and momentum and energy methods. Throughout the unit, students will also be exposed to causes of structural failure and how failure can affect people and the environment.
- Students are able to (1) apply a range of techniques to determine the kinematics of particles moving in the plane and simple rigid bodies undergoing fixed axis rotation; (2) apply the principle of static equilibrium to rigid bodies and 2D structures to determine external and internal forces and moments; (3) apply momentum and energy methods to determine the dynamics of particles moving in the plane and simple rigid bodies undergoing fixed axis rotation; (4) discuss the causes and impact of failure of engineering structures on people and the environment; and (5) communicate working clearly and concisely using standard engineering processes and conventions.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) individual assignment; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paul Stanwix (S1) and Dr James Doherty (S2)
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- 1 hour practical session each week; 2 hour Lab in weeks 3 and 4 and 2 hour laboratory in weeks 8 and 9
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.