Course Title: Apply thermodynamic principles in engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply thermodynamic principles in engineering

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply thermodynamic principles in engineering. This includes concepts, forms and principles and performing relevant calculations with respect to thermodynamics.  No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships and traineeships.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None; It is recommended that learners attempting this unit have a thorough knowledge of elementary Trigonometry & Algebra, as required in VBP228 Apply Mathematical solutions to engineering problems or equivalent.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP277 Apply thermodynamic principles in engineering


1. Apply thermodynamic principles to plan, conduct, or complete engineering tasks

2. Determine thermodynamic requirements when planning engineering tasks

3. Operate and test equipment and devices employing various sources of energy

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

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 throught the course

Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
observation of processes and procedures;
oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
inspection of the final product or outcome;
a portfolio of documentary evidence

Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignments/Practical Reports/Unit Tests.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.