ENCH293-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Fluid Mechanics 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This course will provide a basic understanding of the behaviour of fluids on the macro- and micro- scale, where students are able to design pipe and pumping systems for single-phase fluids. There will also be unit conversion, dimensional analysis, and scale-up.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course students will be able to
1. convert one set of units to another commonly encountered in engineering
2. carry out calculations for fluid mechanics involving static pressure, pipe flow profiles, pressure drop, pumping and other related topics
3. understand different types of flow measurement
4. have a practical understanding of uncertainties as seen in a laboratory flow system
5. write professional reports for an appropriate audience
5. be proficient at using Excel for fluid mechanics calculations
7. interpret and design systems with flows
8. source necessary information, data, literature, equipment, and materials
9. work as a team member and communicate with peer and staff
10. manage tasks timely not to cram.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Timetable Note

29 lectures and 6 in-class tutorials.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Heon Park


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 55%
Fluid Flow Lab Report 15% 2 weeks after fluid flow lab measurements
Assignment One 18 Mar 2022 10%
Water Feature presentation 07 Apr 2022 5% Water Feature Presentation
Water Feature Report 08 Apr 2022 5% Water Feature Report
Assignment 2 13 May 2022 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Bird, R. Byron , Stewart, Warren E., Lightfoot, Edwin N; Transport phenomena ; Rev. 2nd ed; J. Wiley, 2007.

De Nevers, Noel; Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers ; 3rd ed; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005.

Himmelblau, David Mautner , Riggs, James B; Basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering ; 7th ed. ; Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, 2004.

Holland, F. A. , Bragg, R; Fluid flow for chemical engineers ; 2nd ed. ; Edward Arnold, 1995.

Kessler, David P. , Greenkorn, Robert Albert; Momentum, heat, and mass transfer fundamentals ; Marcel Dekker, 1999.

Wilkes, James O. , Bike, Stacy G; Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers ; Prentice Hall PTR, 1999.


Relation to Other Courses
This is a core chemical engineering course and is a prerequisite of ENCH393 in the 3rd year.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH293 Occurrences

  • ENCH293-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022