Transport Phenomena


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.


UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. The student gain an understanding the principles of transport of mass, momentum, and heat.

2. The student can describe transport processes.

3. The student can write the transport equations.

4. The student can solve problems.

5. The student can 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 UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 4 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


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