Introduces students to fluids and thermodynamics and covers topics such as properties of fluids; viscosity; pressure measurement; transport equations; Bernoulli Equation and applications; work and heat; properties of substances; First Law of Thermodynamics and applications; and introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics.



  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Extend the fundamental concepts learnt in Physics and Mathematics to Engineering.

2. Develop problem solving skills related to basic fluid mechanics applications.

3. Apply thermodynamic principles related to power and refrigeration cycles.

4. Understand the concepts of reversibility and irreversibility.


The following topics are studied in the course:

  1. Fluid properties.
  2. Pressure measurement, forces on bodies, buoyancy.
  3. Mass and momentum conservation.
  4. Bernoulli Equation.
  5. Introduction to work and Heat.
  6. Properties of substances.
  7. First Law of Thermodynamics and applications.
  8. Introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic Physics and Mathematics

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignments - Thermodynamics

Quiz: Quiz 1 - Thermodynamics

Written Assignment: Assignments - Fluid Dynamics

Quiz: Quiz 2 - Fluid Dynamics

Contact Hours

Callaghan and UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks