Available in 2017

Course handbook


Comprises two components, heat transfer, and energy systems. Part A of the course presents an elementary treatment of the principle of heat transfer in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation. Part B of the course provides an overview of the fuel technology, combustion, systems for energy conversion (e.g. engines, combustors), renewable energy sources, and environmental implications of energy systems. Part B also covers design aspects of energy systems from a heat transfer point of view.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To provide an introduction to heat and energy system

2. To develop an understanding of physical processes (eg conduction, convection & radiation) associated with heat transfer

3. To introduce the concept of transient and multi-dimensional heat transfer, as well as phase changes

4. To establish, at an introductory level, an appreciation of fuel technology, power generation, combustion and environmental implications of energy systems.


Part A:

  1. One-dimensional steady conduction
  2. Steady-state conduction in multiple dimensions
  3. Unsteady state conduction
  4. Principles of convection
  5. Natural and forced convection systems
  6. Boiling and condensation
  7. Radiation heat transfer
  8. Heat exchangers analysis and design


  1. Characteristics of the gaseous, liquid and solid fuels
  2. Flames
  3. Fires and explosions
  4. Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverised fuel combustors, and fluidised bed combustors
  5. Renewable energy sources
  6. Energy and environment
  7. Thermal design of energy systems

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments 1, 2 & 4

Project: Assignment 3

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Review tutorials will be held when required.