Course Title: Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Title: Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020,
Term2 2021


City Campus


520T Future Technologies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2022,
Term2 2023

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8311

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the evaluation of thermodynamic systems and components, such as heat exchangers, heat engines, refrigeration and air conditioners, and air compressors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23114A Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components


1. Determine scope of thermodynamic system

2. Identify principles and techniques required for evaluation of thermodynamic system and components

3. Evaluate thermodynamic applications and components

4. Report results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Assignment Part A- Quiz Assessment 2: Lab Report Assessment 3: Assignment Part B Assessment 4: Final Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance Criteria Assessment 1
Assessment 2
Assignment 3
Assessment 4
1.1 x
x x
1.2 X  X

1.3 X X

1.4 X X

1.5 X X

 X X X
2.2  X  X X X
2.3  X  X X
 X X X
 X X X
 X X
4.1  X  X

4.2  X  X X X