Fluid Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy

MEE20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 26 hours face to face contact + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, an appreciation of the design principles in fluid systems, the ability to analyse existing fluid systems and contribute to new designs.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Describe and apply the fundamentals of fluid mechanics (K1, K2, K3, A2) 
2. Appreciate the design principles of fluid systems (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2) 
3. Analyse existing fluid systems and design new fluid systems (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2)
4. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions (K2, S1) 
5. Generate high-quality technical reports that describe and analyse fluids engineering systems (A2) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.