Mechanics of Machines

DE6302

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.  

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2022
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    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
  • Clutches
  • Brakes
  • Chain and belt drives
  • Bearings and bearing lubrication
  • Flywheels
  • 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

Assessment

  • Internal assessment 50%
  • Examination 50%

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations 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 are no textbooks required for this course.

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

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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2022
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying