Core Module Information
Module title: Thermofluids

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

Module code: MEC08721
Module leader: Dylan Ryan
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Flow in pipes, Bernoulli's equation, pipe friction, heat transfer (convection, u-values, etc.), thermodynamic cycles, refrigeration, hydraulics and pneumatics, combustion.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the more advanced principles of fluid mechanics and fluid flow
LO2: Understanding the principles of heat transfer, most notably conduction and convection
LO3: A detailed introduction into thermodynamic cycles, notably the Rankine cycle, Reciprocating cycles & the refrigeration cycle
LO4: Use the principles of Thermofluids to solve practical engineering problems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dylan Ryan
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. Moodie is used to
present the material and to inform you about the developments. The learning outcomes are delivered
using all available methods.
The main skills are (a) ability to grasp key concepts
pertinent to the successful analyses and design of thermofluid systems, (b) the communication of
ideas and analytical and reflective thinking through consideration of systems components and
characteristics. Module content is developed in consultation vith employers and/or professional
engineering institutions. Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the
continuous assessment component.
Staff undertake scholarly and research activitities in this area and some of it is reflected in
the delivery of this module.

Formative Assessment:
Logbook & weekly tutorials covering all learning outcomes, as both involve weekly nteraction
with students during tutorial classes, which will include problems related to all of the learning

Summative Assessment:
Final exam and log book will include multiple questions covering all of the learning outcomes. Formal log book signing intervals will be established along with a final submission of the log book at the
specified deadline.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 61
Independent Learning Guided independent study 76.5
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2.5
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 10.00
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 02.50
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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