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SEM405 - Heat Transfer

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

2018 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Subrat Das


SEM218 and one unit from SEM314, SEM202



Incompatible with:

SEM414, SEM300

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour online class per week and 2 x 1 hour seminars per week.

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1 hour online class and 2 x 1 hour online seminars per week.


Building on fundamental knowledge previously acquired during thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in heat transfer mechanisms including conduction, convection and radiation. Students will use knowledge gained to apply theoretical and numerical approaches to solve real-life heat transfer problems. Students will use experimental methods to reinforce fundamental concepts and to validate analytical solutions to case-studies.


Examination 60%, Online Logbook 40%.

Prescribed texts

Cengel, 2014, Heat & Mass Transfer ( Si Units ), 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, Singapore

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