The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


Students learn the fundamental principles of transport phenomena and how they can use them to solve engineering problems. The course, which nicely blends physical and mathematical concepts, provides an excellent support to the students for expanding/developing the analytical skills built on previous knowledge of mathematics and physics.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding the principles of transport of mass, momentum and heat.

2. Describe transport processes.

3. Write transport equations.

4. Solve engineering problems.

5. Assess the plausibility of his/her solution.


The course covers various topics including:

  1. Boundary layers
  2. Pipe flows
  3. Momentum equations
  4. Dimensional analysis
  5. Heat transfer phenomena - conduction, convention and radiation

Assumed knowledge

The students are assumed to have completed their basic course in Thermofluids and Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Quiz: Quizzes

Report: Lab Exercise and Written Report

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


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


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


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