This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to apply advanced dynamics to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes friction, centrifugal force, balancing, mechanical vibrations, impulse, momentum, impact, systems of bodies in motion, and simple, compound and epicyclic gearing.

Unit details

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


VU22475 - Apply scientific principles to engineering problems


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; - recognising the underlying dynamic principles to solve engineering problems; - selecting the most appropriate computational method to analyse and solve the mechanical engineering problem; - applying advanced dynamics to engineering problems; - quoting and recording assumptions made in the solution; - presenting results in graphs, charts and tables to requirements; - writing technical reports, and; - working and communicating with other project team members.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - friction; - centrifugal force; - balancing; - mechanical vibrations; - impulse, momentum and impact; - systems of bodies in motion, and; - gearing.

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