Courses & Units

Thermal Engineering ENG311



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.


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

Xiaolin Wang

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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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.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,798.0

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ENG212 and KMA154

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Teaching Pattern



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

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