This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to apply advanced static concepts and principles to solve complex engineering problems. It includes two and three dimensional force analysis and associated diagrams for structures and mechanical componentry.

Unit details

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


MEM23007A - Apply calculus to engineering tasks

MEM23109A - Apply engineering mechanics principles


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 and following relevant OHS/WHS procedures; - interpreting industry codes, regulations and technical documentation; - selecting the most appropriate computational method to analyse and solve the engineering problem; - solving engineering problems involving the analysis of two dimensional force and couple systems; - representing forces and moments as three dimensional Cartesian vectors; - analysing and solving engineering problems involving basic three dimensional applications; - analysing and solving problems involving free body diagrams of two and three dimensional structures and assemblies; - constructing shear force and bending moment diagrams for structures and assemblies subjected to two and three dimensional force systems; - presenting results in graphs, charts and tables to requirements, and; - working and communicating with others project team members.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - two dimensional force analysis; - three dimensional force analysis; - free body diagrams of two and three dimensional systems, and; - shear force, bending moments and torque diagrams for two and three dimensional force systems.

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