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Fluids Engineering

Course overview

The Earth’s biosphere is completely immersed in environmental fluids. Air and water are both considered fluids and therefore every living creature on the planet is affected by the behaviour and quality of these media.

A postgraduate major in Fluids Engineering will teach you about fluid mechanics and engineering systems that are associated with the fluid environment.

Areas of study include wind engineering, reservoir stream and coastal engineering, advanced computational fluid dynamics and advanced water resources management.

Course requirements

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering majoring in Fluids Engineering a candidate will complete 72 credit points as listed in the unit of study table including:

  • 24 credit points of core units
  • 24 credit points of specialist units
  • A minimum of 12 credit points of research units
  • A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units

Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points of Core/Specialist/Research units with a balance such that there is:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of specialist units, and
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of research units.

For more information on units of study and degree program requirements visit CUSP (