2018 Winter School Subject List

Engineering Mechanics (ENGG9802) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies
Department: 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: 11 Jan 2018 
End Date: 23 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    HSC 3 Unit (Extension 1) mathematics is preferred.


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.


6 x short quizzes (42%), 1 x final exam (50%), plus various other formative assessment tasks (8%).


Start Date: 11 Jan 2018     End Date: 23 Feb 2018


Thu 13:00 - 15:00

Fri 13:00 - 15:00


Thu 15:00 - 18:00

Fri 15:00 - 18:00

Final Exam

Tue 27th Feb, 13:00 Start (3hr exam & 10 mins Reading Time)


Lectures: Civil Engineering Lecture Room 1 (Room 203)

Tutorials: Civil Engineering Lecture Room 2 (Room 211)

Final Exam: Civil Engineering Seminar Room 361


Engineering Mechanics. Volume I, STATICS CSI version)(7th Ed), Engineering Mechanics Volume 2 DYNAMICS CSI Version) Author/s: Meriam, J.L. and Kraige, L.G., Publisher: Wiley