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ENEM14011 - Energy Conversion

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to key concepts and principles required to analyse problems involving heat exchange and energy conversion. You will analyse and design heat exchangers and analyse the performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion. You will analyse combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions, and analyse and design nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion. You will prepare professional documents that demonstrate critical evaluation of results. You will be required to show your ability to work productively to solve problems, and document and communicate your work clearly in a professional manner. On-campus students will be required to attend laboratory sessions to promote development of unit learning outcomes. Mixed Mode (online) students will be required to attend a residential school to attend laboratory sessions and an in-class test to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ENEM13014 Thermodynamics or ENEM12003 Thermodynamics

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 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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. In-class Test(s) 15%
2. Laboratory/Practical 15%
3. Online Test 15%
4. Examination 55%

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 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.69% 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
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This unit content was interesting and taught well.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
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The weekly quizzes were good and they helped the learning process. The subject covered several interesting topics and provided sufficient time to learn them.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
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Nil.
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The exam was challenging and was within the content taught.
Recommendation
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Nil.
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Feedback
The FDM component of the assignment provided great insight into an industry problem and to the capabilities of Excel/Matlab. It has facilitated deep learning in the topic.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and explain the principles of heat transfer and conversion between heat energy and mechanical power
  2. Analyse and evaluate the performance of heat exchangers and internal combustion engines
  3. Analyse and explain combustion calculations and processes
  4. Analyse and evaluate the performance of gas turbines with respect to jet propulsion
  5. Analyse and evaluate the performance of nozzles with respect to jet propulsion
  6. Analyse and evaluate the performance of compressors.

This unit in the Mechanical Engineering course helps students meet the Engineers Australia's stage one competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Online Test
4 - Examination
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
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 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Online Test
4 - Examination