Course Title: Perform calculations related to more complex fluid systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Perform calculations related to more complex 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 perform calculations for complex systems including pump selection, head losses (more advanced) and determination of fluid dynamic forces.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EAX101B -  Perform calculations related to simple fluid systems

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAX061B Perform calulations related to more complex fluid systems


1. Select a pump using pump performance curves for a given discharge and pressure head.

2. Consider the causes and effects of cavitation.

3. Perform calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump or turbine.

4. Determine head loss through pipe networks.

5. Calculate the forces exerted by flowing fluids.

Learning Outcomes


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