Courses & Units

Thermal and Fluid Engineering ENG212



The main objective of this unit is to introduce students to the fundamental thermodynamic and fluid mechanics physical laws, and develop in students the ability to apply these fundamental principles in thermal and fluid energy systems. It
emphasises understanding basic principles and applying them to practical situations using lab demonstration. The aim is
to give students the necessary skills to carry out basic design and performance analysis in the area of fluid statics, fluid motion, heat and power exchange in steam and similar power plants, engines and refrigeration systems. The thermal part will cover three thermodynamic laws and application of thermodynamics laws in thermal analysis of engines, refrigerators/heat pumps and power cycles. The fluid part deals with hydrostatic pressure and forces, flow along
streamlines with and without friction, flow momentum and forces, similarity and modelling. This unit is prerequisite for the units, KNE354 thermal engineering 1, KNE454 thermal engineering 2 and KNE351 Fluid Mechanics, core units in mechanical and civil engineering.


Unit name Thermal and Fluid Engineering
Unit code ENG212
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Professor Xiaolin Wang
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain three thermodynamic laws and fundamental principles in fluid mechanics
  • Solve problems related to thermal and fluid systems by applying thermodynamic laws and fluid principles
  • Identify different power systems and fluid problems in thermal and fluid systems
  • Report analyses and results of practical problems and experiments in a format that a technically competent person can follow and obtain the similar findings
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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(KAA110 OR ENG103 OR JEE135) AND (KMA154 OR JEE104)

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AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (30%)|Assignment (20%)
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