ENEM12006 - Fluid Mechanics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

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: 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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

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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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.09% 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.

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Feedback
A hands on experience in Laboratory exercise are helped students to understand the principles of fluid mechanics in real world situations.
Recommendation
The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same practice in this offering.
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Feedback
The amount of detailed information about the unit is great. The tutorials for the assignments and the preparation of the study materials for the exam are excellent.
Recommendation
The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
We followed the same approach in this offering.
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Feedback
The return dates of the laboratory reports.
Recommendation
Students informed that the submission dates of the laboratory reports are needed to be spread out through the entire term instead of all being due on week 12. This issue will be reviewed and amended in the next offering.
Action Taken
We reviewed this issue in this offering.
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Feedback
The lecture materials of this unit are informative and concise.
Recommendation
The practice will continue in future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
The laboratory experiments need to have better videos.
Recommendation
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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
Students enjoyed the subject materials and the overall structure of the unit.
Recommendation
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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
Student satisfaction for 'Assessment Tasks' has dropped a bit in comparison with the previous year.
Recommendation
The assessment tasks will be reviewed in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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