6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
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 an 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.
Continuous assessment: 40%
Final Examination (3 hours): 60%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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.
3 x 1 hour lectures, + 3 hours of laboratory or problem solving classes and 6 hours of private study per week
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