Singapore University of Social Sciences

Thermo-Fluid Mechanics

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1739

Area of Interest: Science & Technology


This course provides the student with introductory knowledge and understanding of fluid mechanics and engineering thermodynamics. Examples of engineering applications relating to fluid flow and thermodynamic principles will be used during the lectures and tutorial exercises. This is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum for students specializing in aerospace engineering. The subject concepts and practical applications will be delivered through seminars and laboratory classes.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in MyUniSIM. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Fluid Mechanics Principles - This unit defines a fluid, identifies key its properties and introduces basic fluid calculations
  • Kinematics and Dimensional Analysis - This unit delves into details of descriptors and significant groupings of properties for a systematic understanding of fluid flow
  • Thermodynamic Principles and Systems - This unit details the 1st Law of Thermodynamics , identifies all relevant properties and introduces thermodynamic calculations
  • Thermodynamic Cycles - This unit details of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy, introduces thermodynamic cycle calculations
  • Fluid Mechanics applications - This unit introduces the Bernoulli and Momentum Equations and their applications in fluid flow
  • Viscous Internal and External Flow - This unit views flows where viscous effects have to be accounted for in calculations

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the fundamental of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.
  • Recognise interrelationships underpinning the laws governing these two disciplines.
  • Apply learnt content to explain and calculate thermodynamic and fluid flows and processes.
  • Identify basic thermodynamic and fluid equations equipment for fundamental flow study.
  • Describe and conduct thermodynamic and fluid experiments.
  • Interpret computer simulations results and extract data to perform analyses.
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