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


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

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.
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 for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.