Fluids Engineering (Mechanical)

Fluids Engineering

A specialisation in Fluids Engineering will provide you with a breadth of knowledge and skills in key fluids engineering topics, ranging from fundamental fluid dynamics and thermal engineering, to advanced fluid dynamics concepts in turbulence, experimental methods, and computational fluid dynamics.

This specialisation will offer you the knowledge and technical skills to analyse and innovate engineering devices and systems that rely on fluid flows in an interdisciplinary context.

It also provides opportunities to engage in applications ranging from energy conversion, transport and propulsion, environmental water flows and management, biomedical flows, pharmaceutical drug delivery flows and aerospace.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Fluids Engineering

Students complete 18 credit points to achieve this specialisation.
Students complete 6 credit points from the following:
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    A MECH3261 OR MECH9261 OR CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612 OR AERO3260 OR AERO9260
Semester 1
Students complete 12 credit points from the following:
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.
P [(MECH3261 AND AMME2000) OR (AERO3260 AND AMME2000)] OR ENGG5202 OR MECH8261
Semester 1
AMME5310
Engineering Tribology
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261 or MECH8261)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4255
Semester 2
MECH5265
Combustion
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4265 OR MECH8265
Semester 2
Units taken for the specialisation will also count toward requirements of the Mechanical stream.