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Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

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Manage thermodynamic, fluid mechanics and controllers in power and energy sectors

The skill set will develop your knowledge in carrying out mechanical design and performance analysis in fluid statics, fluid motion, heat and power exchange in steam and similar power plants, engines and refrigeration systems, to name just a few practical purposes. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • Investigate and review sustainability implications, features and functions of Mechanical Engineering sector
  • Software assisted techniques for applications for fluid and thermodynamic principles in engineering
  • Discover the simulated working environment must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations.
  • Reviewing sustainability implications, functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems
  • Identify and evaluate hydrodynamic and thermodynamic principles and techniques, analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques
  • Operate, develop and maintain a computer/controller system/program to fullfill project requirements 
  • Report and document results of scoping, principles and techniques identification, evaluation of applications, calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams

Next dates for delivery

  • Mondays 5pm to 8pm
    19 July to 6 December

Tuition and resource fees

  • General fee: $585.90
  • Concession fee: $335.10

Requirements of the course

This course requires both on-campus practical and theory classes; and connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study. 


 On-campus practical and theory classes:
For 3 hours every week, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus. 



 Connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study:
Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus. Your study will include 6 to 8 hours a week using Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. To access the full suite of software activities, you will need to use College computers at Munster campus.

Engineering study pathways that lead to jobs of the future

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

This skill set is one of three made of units from the MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical. SM TAFE delivers these skill sets in tandem with the diploma qualification each semester, so that workers seeking to specialise in mechanical or electrical engineering can reach their study goals flexibly. 

You can choose to study one or all the skill sets from the diploma, but we recommend you enrol into the Diploma if you plan to study all the skill sets and wish to apply for a VET Student Loan

Download the full advanced mechanical study pathway infographic(opens in a new tab) to see how you can begin your journey to advanced engineering.

Students should have completed their WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or have year 12 equivalent to study this course.

You may be eligible to apply without Year 12 completion, for more information on entry requirements, please use the enquiry form at the end of this page.

Students will need to have studied the following units prior to undertaking this skill set:

  • MEM23004A - Apply technical mathematics 
  • MEM23006A -Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering (which is covered as part of this skill set)
  • MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology

For more information, visit the Applied Engineering and Mathematics skill set page or use the enquiry form at the end of this page to discuss your skills and experience.

This skill set forms part of MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements. 

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