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ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
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General Information


This unit introduces the fundamental properties of fluids, analysis of pipe flow, buoyancy, and stability of floating objects. It presents methods of analysing fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations. You analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems and use similitude and modelling principles and techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics. You will prepare technical and laboratory reports using appropriate 'mechanical engineering language', and document the process of modelling and analysis. You are required to act professionally in presenting information, communicating, working, and learning, both individually and in teams. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.


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

Prerequisites: MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics AND ENEG11006 Engineering Statics.

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. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

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 both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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The lecture materials of this unit are informative and concise.


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The laboratory experiments need to have better videos.


Students informed that the overall quality of the laboratory videos should be improved if the unit is to be taught distance again next year. We will offer a face-to-face residential school for this unit in the next year.

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Students enjoyed the subject materials and the overall structure of the unit.


Students reported that the structure of each week and the contents of the topic were clearly explained and laid out. The practice will continue in the future offering.

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Student satisfaction for 'Assessment Tasks' has dropped a bit in comparison with the previous year.


The assessment tasks will be reviewed in the future offering.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Textbooks and Resources

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