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ENEX13005 Machine Design and Vibrations
Machine Design and Vibrations
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General Information


This unit will introduce you to the fundamental synthesis of mechanisms and machines. You will start by carrying out analysis of linkages in terms of their transmission angles, toggle positions and mobility for a certain mechanism. The kinematic analysis of any mechanism requires an acceleration analysis that depends on its position and velocity. You will be able to carry out this position, velocity, and acceleration analysis of these mechanisms (kinematic systems) using analytical equations and graphical methods. This unit will enable you to work on 3D CAD modelling and computer simulation of various mechanisms or machines. You will move on to kinetic analysis of systems thereby discussing static and dynamic balancing of rotating masses. After learning concepts of dynamics, you will study vibrations (free and forced) of single and multi-degree of freedom systems and will be able to carry out analysis of such systems using force and energy methods. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

MATH11219 Applied Calculus AND [ENEM12007 Statics & Dynamics OR ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics].

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student unit evaluation


The open-ended final project was appreciated by students where they had flexibility in design and analysis and achieved high creativity.


While the assessment items will be subjected to major revisions, these revisions will be made to further nourish creativity and enjoyment by sharing the final results between students.

Feedback from Student unit evaluation


Students suggested providing more in-depth guidelines for each of the tasks in the final project.


The tutorial class will spare its partial time to discuss and review the tasks in the final project towards the deadline for students to gain a better understanding of the requirements. Timely feedback on the formative assessment items will enable students to clarify assessment tasks.

Feedback from Email


Students appreciated the design of laboratory activities that link theory to practice.


The laboratory documents will be reviewed to improve task descriptions and procedures and the unit coordinator make further improvements to better link theory with practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Textbooks and Resources

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