Engineering Fundamentals

DE4101

This online course will introduce you to the basic fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines.

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    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 21 Oct 2022
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the fundamentals of statics, dynamics and mechanic energy concepts
  • Evaluate direct stress and strain, and derive elastic properties from tensile test results
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering properties of fluids and apply the fundamentals of hydrostatics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical voltage, current and resistance and explain the difference between AC and DC
  • Demonstrate awareness of the New Zealand Electricity system and describe some of its safety features
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heat energy and transfer; temperature and humidity of air

Assessment

Assessment for this course is:

  • 50% internally assessed
  • 50% examination. 

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times go to our exam page:

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course: Engineering Mechanics by Val Ivanoff ISBN: 9780071010030

Visit our textbook page for more information.

Labs requirements

A 2 ½ day practical Laboratory held in Wellington is a requirement for this course.

Trimester 1 Laboratories will be held during the term 1 school holidays,  

Trimester 2 Laboratories will be during the term 3 school holidays.

 

Your lecturer/tutor will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the trimester, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

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  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 21 Oct 2022
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying