On successful completion of this online course, you will develop the understanding to solve complex problems involved with machinery dynamics such as power transmission, balancing, noise, and lubrication systems.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
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.
Cost2019NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Exam dates2019Trimester 2, 14 Oct 2019
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
The course will cover the following:
- Static and dynamic balance and Balancing machines
- Vibration, isolation, free and forced, transverse and torsional
- Noise measurement and control
- Gear types and gear ratios
- Chain and belt drives
- Bearings and bearing lubrication
- Machines and Machine law
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify dynamic loads in rotational equipment and explain the need for balance and how it is achieved
- Analyse mechanical systems to determine natural frequencies and the effects of resonance
- Explain acoustic term and solve for noise level and noise attenuation in an engineering environment
- Explain gear terminology. Solve velocity ratios and forces in gear systems
- Analyse power transmission components for life, force and application
- Internal assessment 50%
- Examination 50%
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
There are no textbooks required for this course.
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.
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: