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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)P Ranganathan (Clayton); V Ragavan (Sunway)


This unit provides the discipline basis for applications in energy, power and motive force where fluids are involved. It also provides a basic level of knowledge and problem solving capability in heat transfer. These disciplines are central to mechanical engineering and, as a consequence, are essential knowledge for mechatronic engineers whose designs usually have mechanical elements. Also, they provide the basis for the use of hydraulic and pneumatic power as motive forces, which also form an important part of the unit content.


To understand the concepts of thrmo-fluid properties, systems and control volumes. To be able to analyse thermodynamic processes and simple cycles. To be able to calculate hydrodynamic forces on in static fluids or those in rigid body motion. To be able calculate fluid flow in pipes, including pumps, valves and other fittings. To be able to analyse and design the elements of fluid and pneumatic control systems.


Assignments: 30%
Tests: 20%
Examination: 50%

To achieve a pass in the unit students must achieve an overall mark of 50% with a minimum mark of 45% for the formative assessment and 45% on the examination. Note: These two minimum marks together will not achieve a clear pass.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours of problem solving classes or laboratories and 7 hours of private study per week


IND2405, MEC2404, MEC2405