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EGB323 Fluid Mechanics

This is a second year unit introducing the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics applied by engineers to understand and characterise these systems with simple examples of the relevant principles. Engineers work with numerous kinds of systems where consideration must be given to the motion within, and interactions between, the system and its environment. The concepts of fluid mechanics, in the context of real engineering systems are studies and the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics presented and discussed in the context of various engineering systems. The unit will provide you with the ability to apply and solve problems related to hydrostatics, explain and report how basic fluid mechanics is used in the design of hydraulic structures and fluid systems, apply the energy and momentum equations to hydraulic systems and machines, and have an introduction to computational fluid dynamic methodology to evaluate engineering problems and interpret and reflect on the results.

Unit information

Unit code
EGB323
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Study area
Engineering
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019 Gardens Point
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $5,100
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $5,400
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
EGB113 or EGD113 or PVB101 or ENB130
Equivalents
ENB221

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

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Semester 1, 2019