Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ravi Jagadeeshan (Clayton); M L Chew (Sunway)


Fundamental principles of transport phenomena, Newton's law of viscosity, Fourier's law of heat conduction and Fick's law of diffusion. Transfer coefficients (viscosity, thermal conductivity and diffusivity). Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, conservation laws (mass, momentum and energy) and steady state shell mass, momentum and energy balances. Numerical solution of partial differential equations, classification of equations (finite differences and finite elements) and incorporation of boundary conditions into numerical solutions. Utilise computer packages to solve complex, realistic chemical engineering problems in fluid flow and transport phenomena.


Develop understanding of the fundamental principles of transport phenomena (mass and heat transfer, multivariable fluid flow, boundary conditions, numerical solutions) and applications to practical chemical engineering problems. Utilise software package (MATLAB and COMSOL Multiphysics) to solve more complex problems commonly encountered in practice.


Individual Tests and Assignments: 50%
Examination: 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc Professor Karen Hapgood

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours of practice sessions/laboratories and 7 hours of private study per week.


CHE2161, ENG1060 and ENG2091 (or MTH2032)