3 x 60-minute lectures weekly
1 x 120-minute tutorial weekly
2 x 120-minute practicals per semester
1 ENGR2751 - Fluid Mechanics
1a ENGR8801 - Fluid Mechanics GE
2 ENGR3712 - Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
2a PHYS2712 - Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
2b PHYS9712 - Thermodynamics and Energy Systems GE
3 ENGR2711 - Engineering Mathematics
3a ENGR8761 - Engineering Mathematics GE
4 Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and (2 or 2a or 2b) and (3 or 3a)) or (4))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR3761 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Potential flow theory, Navier-Stokes equations; laminar and turbulent boundary layers; external flows; aerodynamics; heat transfer and experimental techniques.

Educational aims

The topic aims to ensure that the students have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Applying the equations of fluid mechanics to model various flows
  • Identifying and calculating rates of heat transfer
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand and apply potential flow theory and the Navier-Stokes equations
  2. Understand and apply fundamental of internal flows and external flows
  3. Understand and apply fundamentals of heat transfer
  4. Understand heat exchanger operation and selection
  5. Understand how to research and report on a selected topic

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.