Fluids Engineering Major

Overview

This major will provide students with a breadth of knowledge and skills in key fluids engineering topics, ranging from fundamental fluid dynamics and thermal engineering, to advanced fluid dynamics concepts in turbulence, experimental methods, and computational fluid dynamics. The specialist units offered in the major will provide students with the ability to analyse and innovate engineering devices and systems that rely on fluid flows in an interdisciplinary context. Through their final year fluids engineering projects students may engage in applications ranging from energy conversion, transport and propulsion, environmental water flows and management, biomedical flows, pharmaceutical drug delivery flows and aerospace.

This major is best aligned with the Mechanical stream.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Fluids Engineering Major

Achievement of a major in Fluids Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 4000-level project units
(iii) 12 credit points of 5000-level core units
(iv) 12 credit points of 5000-level selective units

Units of Study

2000-level units of study
Core units
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
AMME2262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 2
4000-level units of study
Project units
AMME4111
Thesis A
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level Engineering units of study
N AMME4010 or AMME4122 or AMME4121 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010


Prospective students in Thesis A are expected to have consulted with supervisors and selected a topic of interest at the end of third year, guided by the advertised list of suggested thesis topics and supervisors. Availability of topics is limited and students should undertake to speak with prospective supervisors as soon as possible. Students who are unable to secure a supervisor and topic will be allocated a supervisor by the unit coordinator. Alternatively, students may do a thesis with a supervisor in industry or in another university department. In this case, the student must also find a second supervisor within the School of AMME.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112
Thesis B
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level Engineering units of study
N AMME4121 or AMME4010 or AMME4122 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010
Semester 1
Semester 2
Note: Students taking this major are required to undertake a Thesis project relevant to the major.
5000-level units of study
Core units
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.
Semester 1
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    A MECH3261 OR MECH9261 OR CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612 OR AERO3260 OR AERO9260
Semester 1
Selective units
AERO5200
Advanced Aerodynamics
6    A BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.
P AERO9260 or AERO8260 or AERO3260

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5101
Energy and the Environment
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260 OR AERO3261 OR AERO9261 or AERO8261
Semester 1
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4255
Semester 2
MECH5265
Combustion
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
Semester 2
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR (AERO3260 AND AERO3261) OR (MECH9260 AND MECH9261) OR (MECH8260 and MECH8261) OR (AERO9260 AND AERO9261) OR (AERO8260 and AERO8261). Students claiming to have prerequisite knowledge based on study at other institutions must contact the unit of study coordinator before enrolling in this unit and may be required to sit a pre-exam to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this advanced level unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2