Course Title: Perform calculations related to simple fluid systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Perform calculations related to simple fluid systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers  the skills and  knowledge required to apply knowledge  of the basic properties, principles and applications of fluids, components, fluid statics and fluid flow to calculations on simple fluid systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B - Use technical mathematics (basic)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAX101B Perform calulations related to simple fluid systems


1. Calculate the basic properties of fluids.

2. Choose the basic components of a fluid system.

3. Determine pressures in stationary fluids and buoyancy forces.

4. Perform calculations for fluid flow through pipes and ducts.

5. Determine the head loss in pipes and fittings.

6. Determine the flow rate through an open channel.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 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 detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction