ENAM12003 - Engineering Fluids

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to key concepts and principles required to analyse problems involving engineering fluids. They 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. Students 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. They will be able to prepare technical and laboratory reports that demonstrate critical evaluation of results and experimental uncertainties. Students are required to show they work productively, both individually and collaboratively, to solve problems, and document and communicate their work clearly in a professional manner. A compulsory residential school is provided to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: 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. 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Written Assessment 30%
5. Written Assessment 0%

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 also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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.

Source: Feedback during the residential school
Feedback
Residential school activities are well designed.
Recommendation
The residential school activities were clearly explained and information was easy to find in the Moodle. The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
On time assessment feedback.
Recommendation
Students reported that all assessment works were returned in a timeframe that supported their learning. The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
Source: student feedback through email
Feedback
Good number of examples and tutorial exercises.
Recommendation
Students reported the online tutorials were designed with more exercises and examples to give them a better insight. The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Explain some of the workbook problems.
Recommendation
Explanations of workbook problems will be provided next year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: have your say
Feedback
More videos with worked examples.
Recommendation
Students requested to include more videos and work out examples. This will be reviewed and will be added more in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Provided helpful contents in the lecture videos.
Recommendation
The same practice will continue in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic properties of fluids, and explain how these properties relate to one another. [1,3]
  2. Explain the basic concepts and principles of fluid statics and apply these principles to determine static fluid pressure and forces. [1,3,4]
  3. Analyse flows and determine force and power associated with fluid flow using the continuity, Bernoulli and impulse-momentum equations. [1,3,4,5]
  4. Analyse and determine head loss in pipes, fittings and pipe systems, and determine pump performance (duty point) in piping systems. [1,3,4,5]
  5. Explain the basic types and characteristics of fluid machines and select machines suitable for given applications. [1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Determine drag forces acting on standard shaped objects in fluid flows. [1,3,4]
  7. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with professional evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained. [2,3,4,5,9]
  8. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development. [2,6,9,10]
  9. Formulate and solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems. [2,4,9]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment