Courses & Units

Fluid Mechanics JEE221


The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles requires knowledge of the principles and behaviour of moving and stationary fluids. This unit provides students with knowledge and understanding of fluid flow phenomena via flow visualization, theory and practical exercises addressing the continuity and force-momentum equations and relevant hydrodynamic coefficients for incompressible fluid flow. It builds on the basic engineering knowledge gained in year one.


Unit name Fluid Mechanics
Unit code JEE221
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Zhi Leong
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar fluid flow kinematics and dynamics and be able to discuss the assumptions that underlie them.
  • Make common measurements of static and moving fluids, including pressure and velocity measurements, using standard devices.
  • Apply dimensional analysis to given engineering situations, and apply dynamic similarity laws to scale models and full size components.
  • Describe pumping and piping systems, including selecting appropriate system components and pump matching.
  • Describe fluid flow around engineering shapes, including the phenomena of boundary layers and wakes, and calculate their lift and drag characteristics.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratories as advised

AssessmentWeekly Online Quizzes (20%)|Final Exam (40%)|Laboratory 1 (20%)|Laboratory 2 (20%)
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