This unit of competency covers the application of mechanics and strength of materials principles to devices, machines and systems and their components in order to identify key mechanical properties. It includes a range of basic analyses of static and dynamic loads and moments, stresses and deflections, velocities and accelerations.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM23004A - Apply technical mathematics


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identifying parameters and context of tasks, chain of responsibility, WHS and regulatory requirements, risk management and organisational procedures; - confirming personal functions and responsibilities, team and support functional group interdependencies and communications, appropriate qualifications and delegations, and appropriate support; - reviewing sustainability implications, functions and features of devices, machines and systems; - assessing and applying mechanics principles, software basic analysis and graphics skills and techniques to mechanical devices and systems; - employing techniques to ensure clear and logical process of analysis and compatibility of units in calculations, and; - reporting and documenting results of investigation, evaluation and application, calculations, diagrams, programs and files.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - mathematical techniques, including arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, geometry and differential calculus; - definition of typical applications of mechanics, statics, dynamics, kinematics, kinetics and strength of materials; - analytical, graphical, semi-graphical and software-assisted techniques for all tasks; - physical quantities and dimensions, including international system of units (SI) and fundamental dimensions and units; - basic principles of statics applicable to mechanical devices and systems; - application of force systems applied to bodies, frames and beams; - friction laws and applications in mechanical devices and systems; - stress and strain; - bending of beams; - dynamics applicable to mechanical devices and systems; - the law of a machine; - work, energy and power, and; - specifications for engineering hardware applicable to mechanical devices and systems.

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