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MAE2402 - Thermodynamics and heat transfer

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: P Webley


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides the discipline basis for applications in energy, power and heat transfer. It is the core unit in the discipline of thermal sciences, providing a basic level of knowledge and problem solving capability in thermodynamics and heat transfer. The thermal sciences disciplines are central to mechanical and aerospace engineering, being used in the design and analysis of energy conversion devices and systems. Inevitably, in those conversion processes involving heat, analysis and consequent design requires and understanding of the basic heat transfer mechanisms. Thus, the unit is core to understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow at later year levels.


The unit builds on aspects of thermodynamics and heat transfer and provides a focus for this and an understanding of the relevant mechanisms to be used in understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow in later year.


Three tests: 15%
Laboratory work:15%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 x 1 hour lectures, + 3 hours of laboratory or problem solving classes and 6 hours of private study per week