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This unit introduces you to key concepts and principles required to analyse problems involving engineering fluids. You will be able to explain how fluid properties relate to one another, apply principles of fluid statics, and analyse force and power associated with fluid flow. You will be able to analyse head loss and pump performance in pipe systems, select fluid machines for given applications, and analyse drag acting on bodies in fluid flow. You will be able to prepare technical and laboratory reports that demonstrate critical evaluation of results and experimental uncertainties.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: MATH11160 Technology Mathematics.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
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Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
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(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
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Previous Student Feedback
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review,
the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Student Feedback
Very positive comments on unit materials and lecturer
Maintain current study materials and teaching practices supported by students.
Feedback from Student Feedback
Students ask for more lecture materials to make a balance of lectures and tutorials for this unit.
The curriculum should be spread between lectures and tutorials to assist students to learn.
Feedback from Phone conversation and DataSmart
The quizzes need to be redesigned as some of the multi-choice answers were confusing
The quiz questions should be reviewed and refreshed to clarify multiple-choice options.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Describe the basic properties of fluids, and the relationship between different fluid properties
Apply the fundamentals of fluid mechanics to investigate pressure, buoyancy and hydrostatic forces
Analyse force and power associated with the fluid flow using the continuity, Bernoulli and impulse-momentum equations
Analyse head loss in pipes, fittings and pipe systems, and determine pump performance (duty point) in piping systems
Explain the characteristics of fluid machines and select machines suitable for given applications
Determine drag forces acting on standard shaped objects in fluid flows
Work autonomously and in teams to prepare reports using appropriate engineering language.
The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Engineering Associates in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N 6I 7I)
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I)
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within the specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I)
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6N 7I)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the practice area. (LO: 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I)
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I)
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5I 6N 7I)
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 7I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N 7I)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 7I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 7A)
Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Written Assessment - 30%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources
Fluid Mechanics: Advanced Applications
Authors: Kinsky, Roger
Thermodynamics and Fluids Mechanics - An Introduction
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Unit Website (Moodle)
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