ENME203-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Dynamics and Vibrations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018


Dynamics and kinematics of machine elements; derivations and fundamental analysis of equation of motion of single-degree-of-freedom systems; vibrations: free and forced vibrations (harmonic, periodic, quasi- and aperiodic), introduction to computational methods to solve differential equations (Euler, Newmark-Beta), multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

The course will equip students with in-depth knowledge in dynamics, vibrations, and kinematics as a fundamental element of Mechanical Engineering and a prerequisite to proposed streams in subsequent professional years.

Learning Outcomes

 Understanding of how to codify real-life observations (related to things in motion) with the help of mathematic-mechanical expressions.
 Ability to derive equations of motion of mechanical systems (machine elements and machines) by taught kinematic and dynamic methods.
 Ability to analyse mechanical systems for linear behaviour.
 Ability to independently apply methods and analysis to a wider and yet-unknown spectrum of real-life engineering problems.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry


ENME223; ENME331

Course Coordinator

Stefanie Gutschmidt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Project part 1 10 Aug 2018 10%
Project part 2 10 Aug 2018 10%
Test 1 13 Sep 2018 30% 90 minute test, closed book
Project part 3 15 Oct 2018 10%
Final exam 40% 3 hr exam, 7th November, 9.30am

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Hibbeler, R C; Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics; 13th; Pearson.

Inman, D J; Engineering Vibration; 3rd; Prentice Hall, 2008.

Meriam, J L. Kraige, L G; Engineering Mechanics; 5th; Wiley, 2003.

Moon, F. C; The machines of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux : kinematics of machines from the Renaissance to the 20th century; Springer, 2007.

Palm, W J; Mechanical Vibration; John Wiley, 2007.

Rao, S S; Mechanical Vibrations; 5th; Prentice Hall, 2011.

Software; The MathWorks Inc; Release 14; MATLAB Student-Version, 2004.

Steidel, Robert F; An introduction to mechanical vibrations; 3rd ed.; Wiley, 1989.

Wilson, Charles E. , Sadler, J. Peter; Kinematics and dynamics of machinery; 3rd ed; Pearson Education, 2003.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

All ENME203 Occurrences

  • ENME203-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018