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Unit description

Introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, the branch of physics that deals with the relationships between heat and other forms of energy. In broad terms, thermodynamics deals with the transfer of energy from one place to another and from one form to another. Students will also learn about heat, which is a form of energy that can be converted into a specific amount of work, and nuclear energy. All of these types of energy are used to make machines work in one way or another.

Unit content

Module 1: Work, energy, and energy resources

Module 2: Linear momentum and collisions

Module 3: Temperature, kinetic theory and the gas laws

Module 4: Heat and heat transfer methods

Module 5: Thermodynamics

Module 6: Nuclear energy

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:
1demonstrate an understanding of foundation concepts of energy and thermodynamics across various fields of application
2apply knowledge of energy and thermodynamics to solve intermediate industry-related problems
3communicate how properties of energy and thermodynamics are used to inspire emerging trends across various fields of application
4conduct experiments involving energy and thermodynamics to measure and analyse basic design concepts

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of foundation concepts of energy and thermodynamics across various fields of application
  2. apply knowledge of energy and thermodynamics to solve intermediate industry-related problems
  3. communicate how properties of energy and thermodynamics are used to inspire emerging trends across various fields of application
  4. conduct experiments involving energy and thermodynamics to measure and analyse basic design concepts

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations40%
Workbook40%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations40%
Workbook40%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations40%
Workbook40%
Presentation20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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