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ENEM12006 - Fluid Mechanics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course introduces the fundamental properties of fluids, analysis of pipe flow and analysis of 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. Students analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems and use similitude and modelling principles and techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics. Students will prepare technical and laboratory reports using appropriate "mechanical engineering language", and document the process of modelling and analysis. They are required to act professionally in presenting information, communicating, working and learning, both individually and in teams. Distance education (FLEX) students must have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet. FLEX students will be required to attend a residential school.

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: [PHYS11182 or PHYS11184] and [PHYS11183 or PHYS11185]

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

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%
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 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

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

  1. prepare technical and laboratory reports based on thorough evaluation of data and associated uncertainties [2]
  2. use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context [2, 6]
  3. document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner [2, 9]
  4. communicate, work and learn, individually and in peer learning teams in a professional manner [2, 6, 9, 10]
  5. explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes [1, 3, 4, 5]
  6. analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies [1, 3, 4]
  7. analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations [1,3, 4]
  8. analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems [1, 3, 4, 5]
  9. apply similitude and modelling principles and techniques to problems in fluid mechanics [1, 3, 4]

The following are the abbreviated Program Graduate Attributes of the highest level program that the course is offered in. The above learning outcomes contribute to those Graduate Attributes as designated by [ ]:

BEng

  1. science and engineering
  2. communicate effectively
  3. technical competence
  4. problem solution
  5. systems approach
  6. function in teams
  7. social, cultural, global and environmental
  8. sustainable design and development
  9. professionalism and ethics
  10. lifelong learning

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 - Examination
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 - Examination
5 - Written Assessment