Course Title: Fluid Mechanics 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Fluid Mechanics 3

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to apply Fluid Mechanics principles to a variety of real world engineering applications including simple flow networks and pump & turbine design. It further extends the knowledge obtained in Fluid Mechanics 1 & 2, and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EB720 Fluid Mechanics 2
 VBH 624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH 625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBG878 Fluid Mechanics 3

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve problems involving viscous fluid flow through pipes and pipe networks.
2. Solve simple engineering problems involving Couette flow and Lubrication.
3. Use Dimensional Analysis techniques to model hydrodynamic systems and hence predict their flow behaviour.
4. Solve simple engineering problems involving Vortex flows.
5. Solve simple engineering problems involving the effects of External (open) flows on bodies of various shapes.
6. Analyse the performance of and specify design parameters for hydraulic machinery such as pumps and turbines.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Practical Laboratories
Progressive written tests/assignments 
End of module written exam