ENAM12005 - Thermal Energy Plant
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces students to the analysis of thermal energy plant using basic principles of thermodynamics. They will be able to use standard thermodynamics tables and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow processes; apply the laws of thermodynamics and energy equations to basic energy plant problems; and analyse heat engine and refrigeration cycles. Students are required to communicate effectively regarding technical aspects of thermodynamics, prepare technical and laboratory reports, clearly document technical procedures problem solutions, and evaluate uncertainties and the results of their work. They are required to develop a capacity to work and communicate ethically and professionally, as individuals and in teams, to investigate and solve problems and present solutions professionally. A compulsory residential school is provided to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: [ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity or ENTA11005 Engineering Science] and MATH11160

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 35%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. On-campus Activity 25%
4. Presentation 5%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The weekly quizzes were good for keeping up to date with the course and double checking our understanding of the material. "Have your Say' survey The weekly quizzes were introduced in this term. As this was well received, it will be continued. More variety of questions can be included in future.
Residential school was well organised and run "Have your Say' survey New residential school tasks were introduced in this term and these tasks were well received. Room for further improvements are to be explored
All course info is to be made available from day one every week. "Have your Say' survey Yes, this will be implemented in the next delivery
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.
  2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics.
  3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles.
  4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.
  5. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.
  6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Presentation

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - On-campus Activity  
4 - Presentation    

Prescribed Textbooks

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics: An Introduction
Author/s: Kinsky, R. Year: 1996
Edition: Publisher: McGraw-Hill
City: North Ryde State: NSW
Country: Australia
Thermodynamics: Advanced Applications
Author/s: Kinsky, R. Year: 1997
Edition: Publisher: McGraw-Hill
City: North Ryde State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Scanner
  • Access to a computer with webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers for online tutorials
All submissions for this unit must use the Turabian referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRamadas Narayanan (r.narayanan@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Energy and Humanity

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter1

Zoom Tutorial

Week 2 17-07-2017 Basic concepts Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 2

Zoom Tutorial

Week 2 online quiz

Week 3 24-07-2017 Energy Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 3

Zoom Tutorial

Week 3 online quiz

Week 4 31-07-2017 Closed and open systems Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 4

Zoom Tutorial

Week 4 online quiz

Week 5 07-08-2017 Gases Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 5

Zoom Tutorial

Week 5 online quiz

Vacation Week 14-08-2017 Vacation
Week 6 21-08-2017 Heat engines Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 6

Zoom Tutorial

Week 6 online quiz

Week 7 28-08-2017

Heat engine performance

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics : An Introduction. Chapter 7

Zoom Tutorial

Week 7 online quiz

Week 8 04-09-2017

Steam-water systems

Thermodynamics : Advanced Applications. Chapter 3

Zoom Tutorial

Week 8 online quiz

Week 9 11-09-2017 Residential school
Lab experiments
Week 10 18-09-2017 Refrigeration and heat pumps

Thermodynamics : Advanced Applications. Chapter 4

Zoom Tutorial

Residential School Activities Report Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017 Heat transfer Thermodynamics : Advanced Applications. Chapter 1 Zoom Tutorial
Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision

All chapters previously stated

Zoom Tutorial
Assignment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Video Presentation Due Friday (13 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Weekly Online quizzes
Task Description

These weekly quizzes assess contents from each week. There will be 7 quizzes starting from week 2 extending up to week 8. All quizzes together will have 35% weighting of the unit. The assessment task can be accessed from the unit Moodle site on a weekly basis. Each quiz will be open for a week and students need to attempt within the open period.

Assessment Due Date Weekly due dates will be given in the Moodle
Return Date to Students Students will be getting feedback immediately after the submission of the quizzes.
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

The correct answer will get full marks and the incorrect answer will be given zero marks.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.

2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics.

3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles.

4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.

5. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment
Task Description

Assignment is based on content from week 1 until week 11 inclusive.

Questions will be released in Moodle at the beginning of the term

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students 2 weeks after the due date
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

It will be graded based on the presentation, the method of solution, appropriate explanation and completeness of the solution. A complete solution should include any assumptions made, relevant sketches, clear step by step solution and conclusion/judgements on the answer.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.

2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics.

3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles.

4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.

5. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title Residential School Activities Report
Task Description

Attend the residential school and participate in the learning activities and complete a report. Details of the residential school activities will be available in Moodle.

The residential school is compulsory and students must attend to pass the unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after the submission
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed on attendance, participation, test results, presentation skills, experimental activities and reflections.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.

2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics.

3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles.

4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.

5. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Presentation

Assessment Title Video Presentation
Task Description

Prepare a video presentation on your learning in this unit. Length : Maximum 5 minutes.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The assessment feedback will be given 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

Student demonstrates understanding of the unit learning outcomes and reflects on their learning in the unit
Quality of presentation slides and video presentation.More information will be there in the moodle.

Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Use tables of properties for fluids and explain and solve basic problems relating to flow and non-flow process.

2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and other energy equations to basic problems in thermodynamics.

3. Analyse typical heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycles.

4. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with evidence of thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.

5. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

6. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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