Energy and Motion
Unit code: HET124
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||58 hours|
A unit of study in the;
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems)/ Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences)
Aims and objectivesThis unit of study aims to provide you with an introduction to the physics of energy and motion in an engineering context.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
- Identify the symbols and units for a wide range of physical quantities, and describe their definitions. (K1)
- Discuss the basic principles underlying the physics of energy and motion using both written and oral communication. (K1, K2, A2)
- Apply the principles of energy and motion to solve conceptual and numerical problems in simple systems, and to understand real-world phenomena. (K1, K2, S2)
- Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K1, K2, S1, A7)
- Generate high quality individual reports. (K1, K2, S1, A2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Individual or Group Assessment
60% - 70%
15% - 25%
15% - 25%
- Linear mechanics: kinematics; Newton's laws; momentum; energy and work
- Rotational mechanics: circular motion
- Fluid mechanics: buoyancy; Pascal's law; Bernoulli's principle
- Thermodynamics: heat transfer and expansion; kinetic theory
- Vibrations and waves: simple harmonic motion; resonance and damping