2018 Winter School Subject List

Engineering Mechanics (ENGG9802) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies
Department: Civil Engineering
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Peter Cafe - peter.cafe@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Peter Cafe - peter.cafe@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 05 Jan 2017 
End Date: 16 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 120 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    HSC Maths Extension


The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of and competence in solving statics and introductory dynamics problems in engineering. Tutorial sessions will help students to improve their group work and problem solving skills, and gain competency in extracting a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work in 3D as well as 2D, including the 2D and 3D visualization of structures and structural components, and the vectorial 2D and 3D representations of spatial points, forces and moments. Introduction to kinematics and dynamics topics includes position, velocity and acceleration of a point; relative motion, force and acceleration, momentum, collisions and energy methods.


5 class quizzes (50%); Final Exam (50%)


Start Date: 05 Jan 2017     End Date: 16 Feb 2017

Lectures: Thursday and Friday: 13:00 - 15:00 hrs

Tutorials: Thursday and Friday: 15:00 - 18:00 hrs

Final Exam: Tues 21 Feb at 1pm for 3 hrs and 10 mins reading time.


Civil Engineering Lecture Room 2 (Room 211)


Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, STATICS (SI version), 7th Edition, Engineering Mechanics, Volume 2, DYNAMICS (SI version), 7th Edition. J.L. Meriam and L.G. Kraige. (Wiley).