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Energy, Mass and Flow (ENG192)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
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. Solve problems using the inputs, outputs and important quantities of simple systems associated with energy conversion and/or mass flow, typically found around the home
2. Analyse simple systems from an energy and/or mass balance perspective
3. Apply fluid flow and the relationships between fundamental quantities such as pressure, velocity, volumetric and mass flow rates to common Engineering problems
4. Apply the fundamentals of temperature, heat, energy and heat transfer mechanisms to Engineering scenarios.
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 The assessment of this Unit will be continuous throughout the semester. The assessment for this unit consists of a number of major components. These are detailed in the following table, together with the contributions of each of these towards the final aggregate. Specific information pertaining to individual pieces of assessments (e.g. a workshop or a laboratory, each one per week) can be found in the detail for each topic.
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 TEE Physics or a pass in PEN120 General Physics.
Recommended Co-requisites are ENG109 Computing for Scientists and Engineers and PEN152 Principles of 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
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons))+(BCom)
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BEI)+(BE(Hons))
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Building 220, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Building 220, Murdoch Campus
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