PROD212-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023


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


Fluid properties such as density and viscosity. Fluid statics, Bernoulli's equation, pipe flow profiles, pressure drop and frictional losses under flow. Laminar and turbulent flow. Pumps, compressors and fans. Thermodynamic properties such as heat capacity, latent heat of fusion and evaporation. Introduction to conductive and convective heat transfer, film and overall heat transfer coefficients. Radiation. Graphical analysis of common thermodynamic cycles, including the Carnot cycle and heat pumps.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and
           thermodynamics relevant to industrial design.
  • Apply the fundamental theories and equations of fluid flow to problem scenarios relating to
           common applications.
  • Apply the fundamental theories and equations of heat transfer to problem scenarios relating to
           common applications.
  • Work as a team for the design and production of laboratory-based tasks and reporting thereon.
  • Produce clear, concise summaries on material generated throughout laboratory activities and
           communicate concepts to peers.


1) either PROD110 or ENGR101; and 2) either 15 points of MATH/EMTH at 100-level or 15 points of PHYS at 100-level

Course Coordinator

Euan Coutts

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Nick Emerson


Online LEARN quiz assignments  Week 5, 7, 11       10%
In-class quizzes   9 quizzes during Friday lecture     10%
Waterclock assignment    Week 9   demo/poster      40%
Final Exam  (exam period 14-25.06.21)                  40%
Total  100%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Cengel, Yunus A. , Cimbala, John M; Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences ; 4th ed; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012.

White, M. Frank; Fluid mechanics ; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2017.

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 School of Product Design .

All PROD212 Occurrences

  • PROD212-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023