Course Title: Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6132 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET7539

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016

MIET7539

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering. This includes the principles and applications of fluids, fluid components, fluid status, fluid flow, fluid power, and forces developed by flow in fluids. To perform calculations to determine changes, forces etc. fluid flow and headloss in pipes and through open channels, to determine operational aspects of a pump in a system and to describe the basic types of fluid machinery.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21200 Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

Elements:

1. Identify the application of fluid mechanics to engineering problems

2. Apply fluid mechanic principles to the solution of engineering problems

3. Validate and review the solution


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Define the  properties of fluids
2. Select basic components of a fluid system
3. Determine pressures in stationary fluids
4. Perform hydrostatic forces calculation on submerged and immersed vertical, horizontal, and inclined surfaces
5. Perform calculations for fluid flow through pipes     
6. Determine the head loss in pipes and fittings    
7. Determine the flow rate through an open channel
8. Calculate the forces exerted by flowing fluids
9. Perform calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump or turbine
10. Apply principles of Fluid Mechanics to the selection of pumps
11. Perform experiments related to the basic principles of fluid mechanics and produce a technical report.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Team Reflective Journal

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Lab Assessment (includes self guided learning activity)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

 

Assessment 3: Mid Semester Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

 

Assessment 4: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

 

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Team Reflective Journal

Lab Assessment

Mid Test

Final Test

1.1

x

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

x

1.4

x

x

x

x

1.5

x

x

x

x

1.6

x

x

x

x

1.7

x

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

x

2.2

x

x

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

x

2.5

x

x

x

x

2.6

x

x

x

x

3.1

x

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

x

3.3

x

x

x

x