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DE6302 – Mechanics of Machines

Module code
Module title
Mechanics of Machines
To develop understanding to solve complex problems involved with machinery dynamics such as power transmission, balancing, noise, and lubrication systems.
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify dynamic loads in rotational equipment and explain the need for balance and how it is achieved.
2. Analyse mechanical systems to determine natural frequencies and the effects of resonance.
3. Explain acoustic term and solve for noise level and noise attenuation in an engineering environment.
4. Explain gear terminology. Solve velocity ratios and forces in gear systems.
5. Analyse power transmission components for life, force and application.
- Health and Safety and Employment Act requirements.
- Operating principles of water based systems components with reference to operation, construction, and capacity, i.e. air cooled chillers, water cooled chillers, boilers, fan-coil units, hydronic units, radiators, convectors, unit heaters, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, pumps, pipes and associated fittings, control valves, balancing devices, feed and expansion tanks, hydro-pneumatic tanks and systems.
- Determine system parameters, water circulation, heat transfer, pressures, temperatures, capacity control, pressure control, temperature control, insulation, energy use, corrosion control, health and safety.
- Designing solutions in accordance with industry practice using parameters and source data.
- Methods of relevant source data, including building data, physical data for air and water, performance data for system components, units of measurement, Acts of parliament regulations, standards, codes of practice.
- Function, durability, noise level, reliability, efficiency, ability to fit within available space, ability to be maintained.
- Sketch plans, schematic drawings, components specifications.
Assessment Criteria
Tests 20%
Assignments, Laboratory (Practical) 30%
Examination 50%

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