ENME315-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Heat Transfer

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to heat transfer fundamentals and their applications. The course introduces students to the analysis of steady-state and transient one- and multi-dimensional heat conduction. The course considers the analysis of heat transfer by convection using empirical and boundary layer approximations. Radiation heat transfer is considered with applications to multi-body radiation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Washington Accord (V4) Summary of Graduate Attributes attained in this course:
     WA1 – Engineering Knowledge
     WA2 – Problem Analysis
     WA3 – Design/Development of Solutions
     WA4 – Investigation
     WA5 – Tool Usage

  • Course topics with Learning Outcomes (and Washington Accord (WA) and UC Graduate Attributes) identified.

    1. Energy Balance on a Surface, Extended Surfaces
             1.1. Understand a thermal system, develop the schematic diagram for the system, and apply energy balance and heat transfer models to develop governing equations (WA1, WA2)
             1.2. Estimate heat transfer from Extended Surfaces, Radial Geometry, and involving Energy Generation (WA2)
    2. Heat Conduction: Modelling in 1-D, Steady State, Circuit Model, Solutions of Conduction Equations and Transient Heat Conduction
             2.1. Calculate heat transfer rates as a function of geometry & materials in 1-D conduction using various tools (WA2)
             2.2. Construct transient heat transfer analyses; test for lumped capacitance approximation and understand the assumptions (WA2)
    3. Convection Heat Transfer: Fundamentals, External Forced, Internal Forced, and Natural Convection
             3.1. Understand and model thermal system with external forced, internal forced and natural convection heat transfer (WA5)
             3.2. Characterise geometry and flow conditions and apply appropriate convection models (WA2, WA4, WA5)
    4. Heat and Mass Transfer Analogy
             4.1. Understand the analogy between heat and mass transfer.
    5. Boiling and Condensation, Heat Exchangers
             5.1. Understand the phenomena of boiling and condensation (WA2)
             5.2. Conduct analysis to select & size heat exchangers (liquid-liquid, liquid gas, gas-gas), condensers & boilers (WA3)
    6. Radiation Heat Transfer: Fundamentals and Engineering
             6.1. Understand key aspects of radiation heat transfer and solve simple problems (WA2)
             6.2. Understand radiative properties and models, such as black body, surface emission and radiosity (WA2)
             6.3. Understand and estimate view factors and compute radiation exchange between grey surfaces (WA2)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


ENME215 or ENME204



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 102
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Denkenberger


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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 Mechanical Engineering .

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