Introduction to Thermo-Fluids

Course code MEC2106

Technologists have a particular need to understand the behaviour of fluids.  This course presents the fundamental concepts of fluid behaviour, under both static and dynamic conditions, and is designed to give you the ability to analyse many practical problems in which fluid is the working medium.  The aims of this analysis are to estimate forces of objects due to the fluid which can be either static or flowing, to detect causes of decline in performance, and to recommend solutions to prolong the life and improve efficiencies of fluid systems.  Heat transfer in its three different modes is also introduced to enable you to analyse simple thermal systems.

How to enrol

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 16 Jun 2019 to start 15 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.