1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
3 x 2-hour laboratories per semester
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2751 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; Hydrostatics; One dimensional flow of incompressible fluids; Continuity, momentum and energy equations; Laminar and turbulent flows in pipes, ducts and open channels; Dimensional analysis, flow measurements and fluid machinery. Thermodynamics: Basic thermodynamic concepts; properties of ideal gases and vapours; the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic cycles and efficiency. Heat Transfer: Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; Thermal insulation; Heat Exchangers.

Educational aims

This topic aims to ensure that the students understand the following:

  • Modelling the flows of fluids
  • Measurements of the flows of fluids
  • Heat transferred to and from a fluid
  • First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamic cycles and their efficiency
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the basic properties of gases and liquids
  2. Write the relevant equations of motion for fluids
  3. Understand the basics of heat transfer
  4. Understand the implications of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
  5. Solve simple flow problems
  6. Understand how flow measurements are done in practice
  7. Determine the efficiencies of various thermodynamic cycles

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.