ENCH293-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Fluid Mechanics 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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

  • Knowledge Outcomes:

  • convert one set of units to another commonly encountered in engineering
  • carry out calculations for fluid mechanics involving static pressure, pipe flow profiles, pressure drop, pumping and other related topics
  • understand different types of flow measurement
  • have a practical understanding of uncertainties as seen in a laboratory flow system
  • write professional reports for an appropriate audience
  • be proficient at using Excel for fluid mechanics calculations
  • interpret and design systems with flows

    Transferable skills

  • independent problem solving
  • team working and interpersonal relation
  • communication of complex idea to peers
  • managing tasks timely not to cram
  • handling stress during treating with real world problems under time pressure
  • performing simple economic analysis
  • approaching problems rationally
  • sourcing necessary information, data, literature, equipment, and materials


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 17 Mar 2023 10%
Assignment 2 28 Apr 2023 10%
Water Feature presentation 18 May 2023 5% Water Feature Demonstration
Water Feature Report 25 May 2023 5% Water Feature Report

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 $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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

  • ENCH293-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023