MEM23006 - Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

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Unit code: MEM23006 | Study level: TAFE
MEM23004 - Apply technical mathematics
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to apply fluid and thermodynamic principles to engineering applications. It includes fluid systems and components, forces on floating and submerged bodies, turbine and pumping systems, and jet forces on blades and plates.This unit applies to fluid and thermodynamic devices and systems used in industry and is suitable for people working as technicians in engineering or related fields using hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, fluid power or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and those pursuing careers and qualifications in engineering or related disciplines.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work-based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • reviewing sustainability implications, functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems
  • interpreting system designs for industrial applications
  • selecting components for specified technical performance on at least two occasions
  • calculating energy use in fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum system
  • assessing and applying fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum principles and software skills and techniques to engineering tasks on at least two occasions
  • reporting and documenting results of investigation, evaluation and application, calculations, diagrams, programs and files in accordance with procedures.
    Note: Where a volume and/or frequency is not specified, demonstration must be provided at least once.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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