Engineering Mechanics

MG5002

The purpose of this course is to enable you to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and laws of mechanics.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    $801 NZ Domestic
    $2,046 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Jun - 25 Sep 2024
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Analyse basic theory and principles of forces in mechanics and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse motion, forces and motion, work and energy problems and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse the principles of fluids.

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:

Examination information

Assessments for this course include an examination that you need to attend in-person.

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Lab Requirements

A two-day laboratory is a requirement of this course.  The venue for this laboratory may be located in either Christchurch, Wellington, or Auckland. 

For courses starting in February or March, laboratories will be held during the term 1 school holidays.  For courses starting in June or July, laboratories will be during the term 3 school holidays.

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

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2025
Jan
Feb
Mar

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $801 NZ Domestic
    $2,046 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Jun - 25 Sep 2024
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying