ENAM12005 - Thermal Energy Plant

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the analysis of thermal energy plant using basic principles of thermodynamics. They will be able to use standard thermodynamics tables and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow processes; apply the laws of thermodynamics and energy equations to basic energy plant problems; and analyse heat engine and refrigeration cycles. Students 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 their work. They 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 professionally. 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

Prerequisites: [ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity or ENTA11005 Engineering Science] 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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 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. Written Assessment 35%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. On-campus Activity 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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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 survey
Feedback
Weekly quizzes are very engaging and it enabled students to make regular study and remain on track.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Weekly quizzes are continued in this term too.
Source: Have your say survey, Discussion during residential school
Feedback
Residential school was well run, beneficial and enjoyable. Practicals helped students to have deep learning.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This practice has continued.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Some students would like to have more practicals in the unit.
Recommendation
The residential school has an introduction session, three different experiments, lab report preparation sessions, tutorial sessions and unit assignment discussion sessions. With all these activities, it will be difficult to accommodate more practicals, but way to do this will be explored.
Action Taken
Three experiments were included in this time also.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Residential school was well run and was very useful in achieving the learning outcomes.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The weekly quizzes kept me on track.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
More info on completing the video presentation would be good.
Recommendation
Video presentation task will be checked and ways to improve the task description will be explored.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.
  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. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.
  6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Presentation