MEE20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to further develop your understanding of principles of work and energy, appreciation of the design principles in thermo-fluid systems, analysis of existing thermo-fluid systems and contribution of these to new designs.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:

1. Describe thermodynamics concepts, such as: energy; energy transfer; general energy analysis in
systems; mass and energy balance; entropy balance; 0th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Law of Thermodynamics (K1, K3, S1, A2)
2. Use the property tables to identify the correct properties of pure substances. (K2, K3, S1, S2)
3. Solve numeric problems by applying the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. (K2, K3, S1, S2)
4. Analyse mass, energy and entropy in closed and open systems. (K2, K3, S2)
5. Safely conduct laboratory experiments, analyse and synthesise the experimental data, and generate laboratory reports. (K2, K3, S1, A2)
6. Analyse existing thermo-fluid systems and contribute to new designs. (K3, K4, S2)
7. Appreciate and describe the role of thermodynamics in building a sustainable society. (K3, K4)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.