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Energy, Mass and Flow (ENG192)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit is designed to provide the engineering and physics foundations, skills and knowledge to understand energy and mass transfer in simple systems. It provides the background to analyse process oriented problems. The unit builds upon the fundamental physics by both regimenting students in solving problems in the areas of energy, mass and flow, as well as developing practical skills and understanding of the basics of the physical processes. Both analytical and computer-based problem solving techniques are used.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of the unit, students would be expected to:
1. Be able to understand the inputs, outputs and important quantities of simple systems associated with energy conversion and/or mass flow, typically found around the home
2. Be able to understand and analyse simple systems from an energy and/or mass balance perspective
3. Have a good understanding and solve simple problems associated with fluid flow and the relationships between fundamental quantities such as pressure, velocity, volumetric and mass flow rates
4. Have a good understanding and solve simple problems associated with temperature, heat, energy and heat transfer mechanisms.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 2 hours per week.
External students undertake take-home exercises in lieu of attendance for laboratories and workshops.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is primarily through interactive workshops, laboratories and directed self-study. Lectures are designed to provide only an overview of the concepts and approaches to analysis and problem solving. A more regimented approach is used in the workshops and laboratories, which are designed to both complement each other and reinforce an understanding and approach to problem solving. Some students will benefit and appreciate the more analytical analysis and problem solving done in the workshops, then understanding how it is applied to simple real world situations as in the laboratory component. For other students it will be the reverse, in that seeing and understanding the physical processes in action will then facilitate the analytical analysis and problem solving. The LMS system provides the lecture materials, supplementary videos, notes, discussion opportunities and most importantly worked solutions. External students are provided with guidance and suggestions as to how some of the laboratories may be conducted off campus, and/or analysing the laboratory results done internally and generating the weekly reports.
Assessment Assessment items in this unit focus on competency of understanding and application of the fundamental laws and relationships between energy, mass and flow in the analysis of typical simple processes:
The assessment tasks include:
Laboratory Analysis and Problem Solving Worksheets (15%)
Workshop Analysis and Problem Solving Worksheets (15%)
Tests (3 worth a total of 15%)
Exam (55%)
The schedule for submission of work is to provide a weekly routine of assessment, guidance and feedback. There is an emphasis on developing a competency of understanding and analysis and feedback will include tips on how to improve analysis and problem solving skills leading to better marks. A major and significant part of this feedback will be worked solutions provided globally to all students via LMS.
Prerequisites Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, MAS182 Applied Mathematics or MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra; plus a final scaled score of 60% or more in WACE Physics 3A/3B or a pass in PEC120/PEN120 General Physics.
Notes Students enrolled in the engineering majors, can only enrol in this unit in the Internal Mode unless special permission has been granted by the Unit coordinator or the Engineering Academic Chair.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Engineering Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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