ENAM12005 - Thermal Energy Plant

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the analysis of thermal energy plant using basic principles of thermodynamics. You will use standard thermodynamics tables and solve fundamental problems relating to flow and non-flow processes. You will apply thermodynamics and energy equations to analyse fundamental energy plant problems plus heat engine and refrigeration cycles. You are required to communicate effectively regarding technical aspects of thermodynamics, prepare technical and laboratory reports, clearly document technical procedures, problem solutions and evaluate uncertainties and the results of your work. You are required to develop a capacity to work and communicate ethically and professionally, as individuals and in teams, to investigate and solve problems and present solutions. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

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

Prerequisites: ENEG11009 and MATH11160

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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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. Online Quiz(zes) 35%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Laboratory/Practical 25%
4. Presentation 5%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60% 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: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The short Zoom sessions were very effective as they were straight to the point covering all the necessary information for that week. It allowed more time to work through the textbook and assignments.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This practice is continued.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The weekly quizzes provided a good way to support the week's study and self-check progress and understanding.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This practice is continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The unit was well structured and provided the necessary knowledge to complete the assessment items.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued. Ways to improve the unit further will be explored.
Action Taken
This practice is continued.
Source: Class discussion
Feedback
The weekly quizzes kept the students on track.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Residential school timetable needs to be available early on to arrange travel requirements.
Recommendation
The residential school schedule will be provided at the start of the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply fluid properties to solve problems relating to flow and non-flow processes
  2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics
  3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles
  4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained
  5. Solve problems by following established procedures and communicating effectively in a team.

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:


Intermediate
1.1 Descriptive formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I )
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I )
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the area of practice. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I )
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I )
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
2.3 Application of systematic design processes to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 3I )
2.4 Application of systematic project management processes. (LO: 2N 3N 4I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 4I 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 4I 5N )

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 10
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Presentation
1 - Online Quiz(zes)