The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course provides an introduction to fluid mechanics covering topics such as properties of fluids; viscosity; pressure measurement; transport equations; Bernoulli's Equation and applications.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Explain the basic principles behind modelling fluid flows and dimensional analysis.

2. Solve simple engineering problems involving fluid flows.

3. Carry out some research in preparation for the laboratory experiment, run a relatively simple wind tunnel experiment and analyse the data.

4. Communicate experimental results through the preparation of written reports.


  1. Properties of fluids and flows
  2. Fluid statics
  3. Integral form of equation of motions (conservation laws)
  4. Differential form of equation of motion (Introduction to Navier-Stokes Equations)
  5. Inviscid flow (Bernoulli’s equation)
  6. Dimensional analysis
  7. Incompressible viscous internal flows
  8. Incompressible viscous external flows

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Report: Laboratory Report

Quiz: Mid-semester quiz

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact hours



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


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

2 separate sessions of 2hrs Lecture


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