Courses & Units

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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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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.



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 KME271

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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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