Course Title: Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Title: Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term1 2021


City Campus


520T Future Technologies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2022,
Term1 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8311

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the application of fluid and thermodynamic principles to engineering applications. It includes sustainability issues; fundamental scientific principles; fundamentals of vacuum technology; properties of gases and liquids; heat transfer due to conduction, convection and radiation heat and compression processes; closed and open systems; continuity, enthalpy and energy transfers related to compressors, boilers, turbine heat exchanges, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pump performance. It also includes fluid
systems and components, forces on floating and submerged bodies, turbine and pumping systems, and jet forces on blades and plates.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering


1. Determine scope of fluid or thermodynamic application

2. Interpret fluid or thermodynamic system design for effective performance

3. Report results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the 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) 

Assessment 2: Lab Report A and Lab Report B
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 Assignment (Part A)

Assessment 2

Lab Report (A & B)

Assessment 3

Assignment (Part B)

Assessment 4

Final Test

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