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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to physical laws and the application of these laws to the mechanics of motion.

Unit content

  • Relevant aspects of the academic skill of numeracy
  • Describing motion using linear and angular kinematics
  • Linear and angular kinetics
  • Balance, stability and equilibrium
  • Machines and free body diagrams
  • Energy, work and power
  • Linear and angular momentum, impulse, impacts and collisions
  • Fluid dynamics aero- and hydrodynamics

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 describe the inter-relationships amongst work, energy and power Intellectual rigour Creativity Communication and social skills
4 discuss and apply the principles of fluid dynamics Intellectual rigour Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
5 apply biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. describe the inter-relationships amongst work, energy and power
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. discuss and apply the principles of fluid dynamics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. apply biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline