Menu Menu

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

Share this course on your social media page

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.

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

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.

 

  • 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 fulfill project requirements 
  • report and document results of scoping, principles and techniques identification, evaluation of applications, calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams
Skill-sets

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

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

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.

Attendance in class

This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. 

You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:

  • full sleeve shirt
  • closed shoes
  • full length pants
  • safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)

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

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Munster - On Campus

Details
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $356.40 $233.50 $589.90
Concession $105.60 $233.50 $339.10

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Get help