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Fluid Mechanics 1 ENG313



This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows, pump-machine systems, open channel flows, hydraulic jumps, pumps, and turbines. Hands-on learning is used to reinforce key concepts and develop written communication skills.


Unit name Fluid Mechanics 1
Unit code ENG313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Alan Henderson

Teaching staff

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain fluid mechanics theory and concepts.

2. Solve fluid mechanics problems through application of theory and established methods.

3. Critically interpret fluid mechanics results through application of theoretical and experimental methods.

4. Design a basic fluidic system for an engineering project.



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

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ENG212 and KME271

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



Teaching Pattern



4 major assessments:  Fluid Systems Design Project (50%), weekly quizzes (10%), mid-semester test (0%) and end of semester exam (40%)

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