Courses & Units

Thermal Engineering ENG311

Hobart

Introduction

The aim of this unit is to develop a fundamental grasp of the concepts related to heat transfer. These phenomena are ubiquitous in mechanical engineering so a good understanding of them is essential for students to confidently progress to the higher stages of learning and in their future engineering career.

This unit builds on material presented in KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering covering more advanced topics in energy transfer and conversion. This provides students a broad range of industrial engineering thermal systems, with an emphasis placed on distinguishing between energy quality and quantity. This is pre-requisite for the unit KNE454 core unit in mechanical engineering.

Summary

Unit name Thermal Engineering
Unit code ENG311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator

Xiaolin Wang

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain steady state thermal conduction, convection problems in practical applications involving finned or extended surface areas, and radiative heat.

2. Evaluate the similarity between momentum and convective heat transfer via practical analysis. transfer.

3. Evaluate the convective heat transfer coefficients for flows over an external surface.

4. Design heat exchanger by applying the basic concept in solving heat exchanger problems.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 030701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG212 and KMA154

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KNE354

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBA

Assessment

Two major assessments:  laboratory-based project and reports (50%) and end of semester exam (50%)

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Textbooks

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