Core Module Information
Module title: Fluid Mechanics

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR08100
Module leader: Mark Taylor
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Module code: CTR07103
Module title: Engineering Principles (Civil)
Examples of equivalent learning: Engineering Principles equivalent to SCQF level 7

Description of module content:

- Unit 1:History of fluid mechanics
- Unit 2: Fluid charachteristics
- Unit 3: Fluid statics
- Unit 4: Fundamentals of flow
- Unit 5: One dimensional flow
- Unit 6: Flow in pipes
- Unit 7: Flow in open channels
- Unit 8: Hydraulic structures for channels
- Unit 9: Waves
- Unit 10: Pumps and turbines-

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Appreciate the history of fluid mechanics as an engineering field and driver of social benefit.
LO2: Understand the principles of fluid mechanics;
LO3: Understand the advantages and limitations of fluid Mechanics models, equations and formulae; LO4: Apply Python and Matlab programmes to fluid mechanics problems
LO5: Use the principles of Fluid Mechanics to solve engineering problems.
LO6: Introduce the ethical and environmental challenges relating to water engineering

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions. Communication and report- writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component. Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module. All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided through feedback to students in the tutorials.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 62
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 75
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
40 1,2,3,4,5,6 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Fluid mechanics