Engineering Fundamentals

DE4101

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

  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    EFTs
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 14 Jun 2019
    Trimester 2, 18 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Course Content

The course will cover the following:

An introduction to the basic fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment 50%
Examination 50%

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. 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 course leader 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.

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device 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.

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma
  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    EFTs
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 14 Jun 2019
    Trimester 2, 18 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying