Module Catalogues

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Module Title Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to introduce the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and the physics of thermofluid flow processes, and to develop tools to analyse simple engineering thermofluids systems. The module also aims to lay a solid foundation for subsequent work involving civil engineering hydraulics and thermodynamics. It is used also to develop skills in the written and oral presentation of a technical subject.

Learning outcomes

A. Describe and define the fundamental concepts and principles in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. 
B. Comprehend the mathematical models for fluid mechanics analysis and thermodynamics analysis.
C. Apply appropriate modelling and analytical approaches to solve problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics systems

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
The material in this module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, seminars tutorials and supervised practical sessions. General transferable skills are developed through the presentation of written and oral reports.