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SEM223 - Engineering Mechanics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

2017 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SEM224
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Akif Kaynak


One of SIT199, SIT194 or SIT190 and one from SEP101 or SEB101

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week and 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . 2 x 6 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit includes: Statics - Introductory concepts, forces and force vectors, force system resultants, equilibrium, structural analysis, geometric properties and distributed loads; Dynamics - kinematics of a particle, kinetics of a particle - force and acceleration, kinetics of a particle - work and energy, kinetics of a particle - impulse and momentum.


Examination 60%, online assignment 20%, two laboratory reports (10% each) 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

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