MEM23109 - Apply engineering mechanics principles

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Unit code: MEM23109 | Study level: TAFE
MEM23004 - Apply technical mathematics
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of mechanics and strength of materials to devices, machines and systems and their components, 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.
The unit applies to engineering or related activities requiring the application of the principles of mechanics and strength of materials and is suitable for people giving technical support to design, operations or maintenance activities and those pursuing technical qualifications and careers at paraprofessional or technician level.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

  • determining parameters and context of tasks
  • applying work health and safety (WHS), regulatory requirements, risk management and organisational procedures
  • reviewing sustainability implications and functions and features of devices, machines and systems
  • assessing and applying engineering mechanics principles, including use of software basic analysis and graphics skills and techniques, on at least two occasions
  • ensuring compatibility of units in calculations
  • reporting and documenting results in accordance with procedures.
    Note: Where a volume and/or frequency is not specified, demonstration must be provided at least once.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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