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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 SCA 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 3 - 2015

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Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% response rate.

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: Have Your Say
Feedback
On time assessment feedback
Recommendation
Students reported that all assessment works were returned in a time frame that supported their learning. The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Needs more explanation in the lab videos
Recommendation
Students reported that more information needed to be added to the lab videos to support their understanding. The practice will continue in future offerings.
Action Taken
We explained some theories in relation to the laboratory activities in the Residential school. Students found it very effective.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Very informative and interesting unit
Recommendation
The practice will continue in future offerings.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
Source: Student's feedback
Feedback
Unit materials were well developed and very useful.
Recommendation
The practice will be continued in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The lab activity needs to be issued earlier.
Recommendation
The laboratory activities will be posted by week 3 in Moodle.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student's feedback
Feedback
Students suggested explaining some of the textbook problems in a discussion forum.
Recommendation
Some extra problems will be explained in a discussion forum or an extra zoom drop-in session will be organised if required.
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
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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
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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