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Module Title
Thermofluids 1
Reference EN1702 Version 5
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved May 2006 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable the student to understand the basic concepts and theories of Thermodynamic Properties and Fluid Statics.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Identify key thermodynamic properties of gases and vapours.
2 Explain thermodynamic principles to analyse simple systems and processes.
3 Explain key fluid properties and methods of measuring pressure.
4 Analyse problems involving hydrostatics.
5 Perform experiments on thermofluids principles and accurately record, analyse and report on these.

Indicative Module Content
Units and dimensions. Thermodynamic systems, properties of gases and vapours, processes, energy, heat and work transfers, non-flow energy equation. Fluid properties, Hydrostatics, Pressure distribution in fluids at rest, Measurement of pressure, Forces on plane and curved surfaces, Buoyancy and Stability.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered by means of lectures, tutorials and guided self-study and is integrated with applications within the laboratory.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 50 50
Non-Contact Hours 100 100
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 5
Description: Coursework which involves two laboratory based assignments.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Closed book examination.

Explanatory Text
In order to pass the module students must achieve at least a grade D overall AND a minimum of 35% in the examination and coursework.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 34% and below
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to the course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CLIFFORD, MICHAEL, et al, 2009. An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Part 1. Hodder Education.

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