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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the fundamentals of heat transfer, and covers applications in mechanical engineering thermal systems. The unit revises the different modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation and the design of heat exchangers.

Unit content

Conduction

Convection

Radiation 

Heat exchanger design 

Thermal technology in practice

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify and explain the fundamental principles of heat transfer
2 analyse thermal engineering problems in terms of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer
3 model and solve heat transfer problems
4 develop skills in effectively using virtual simulation environments for modelling of heat transfer phenomena, and in reporting findings
5 understand the application of thermodynamics and heat transfer in mechanical engineering professional practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and explain the fundamental principles of heat transfer
  2. analyse thermal engineering problems in terms of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer
  3. model and solve heat transfer problems
  4. develop skills in effectively using virtual simulation environments for modelling of heat transfer phenomena, and in reporting findings
  5. understand the application of thermodynamics and heat transfer in mechanical engineering professional practice.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.