Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering
Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems.
Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.
- identifying common engineering materials by their principal properties
- select materials for specific applications
- verify selected material as fit for purpose
- determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components
- verify stress levels using appropriate reference material
- solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
- use trigonometry to solve practical problems
- solve quadratic equations
- statics, dynamics, motion and rotation
This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.
Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.
This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.
Attendance in class
This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
This skill set forms part of MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements.