Course Title: Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET7539

Course Title: Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ms. Zhefei (Fifi) Zhao
Ph: +61 3 9925 4480
Email: fifi.zhao@rmit.edu.au     

Dr Betty Richards
Ph: +61 3 99254172
Email: betty.richards@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email      

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21200 Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering

Element:

1. Identify the application of fluid mechanics to engineering problems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation of the work area.
1.3 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The requirements for using fluid mechanic principles in solving the engineering problem are determined from documentation, reports, or clients and from discussions with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Specifications for the solution are drawn up and approved by the appropriate personnel.
1.6 Expert advice is sought with respect to the solution and according to enterprise procedures, where appropriate.
1.7 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Solution options are evaluated and the most appropriate solution is chosen.
2.3 Appropriate computations are carried out to ensure that the solution meets specifications.
2.4 The fluid mechanic system is sketched to specification.
2.5 Potential risks with respect to the application are analysed and management strategies are recommend to appropriate personnel.
2.6 Contingency plans are implemented in collaboration with appropriate personnel.

Element:

3. Validate and review the solution

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
3.2 The solution is validated and reviewed with the appropriate personnel.
3.3 The fluid system is documented and approved by the appropriate personnel.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Lab journal

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU21200 in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopic Delivered                                                  Elements/Performance Criteria
1Basic properties of fluids
 Entries into team Journal commences
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
2Fluid Components1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
3Fluid Statics1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
4Fluid flow
Reynold’s Number and Flow Regime
Progressive assessment of Team Journal
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
5Head Loss in Pipes and Fittings1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
6Fluid Power1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
7Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
8Exam 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
9 Channel flow1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
10Pipe Networks1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
11Forces developed by flowing fluids1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
12Fluid Machinery1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
13Pumping Systems1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
14Lab activities1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
15

Lab report submission

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
16Lecture: Revision 
Team journal final submission
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3
17-18Exam 2 (Closed book)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1,3.2,3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

National Engineering Module EA706 - Fluid Mechanics 1


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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: Online Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Lab Assessment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Mid Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 4: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Online Quiz

Lab Assessment

Mid Test

Final Test

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Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Team Journal
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10%

Assessment 2: Exam 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 3: Laboratory activity
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20%

Assessment 4: Exam 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU21200 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU21200 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.61.72.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.3
Team Journal x x x  x x x  x  x  x x x x x  x  x
Exam 1 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Laboratory x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Exam 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies                
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3 EA3.4 EA3.5 EA3.6 
Team Journal x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Exam x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 
Laboratory x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Exam x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 

All Assessment

VU21200

 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.               
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element               
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element               
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element               

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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Email Communication:
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