Transport Phenomena

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transport Phenomena

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    The students are assumed to have completed their basic course in Thermofluids and Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students learn the fundamental principles of transport phenomena and how they can use them to solve engineering problems. The course, which nicely blends physical and mathematical concepts, provides an excellent support to the students for expanding/developing the analytical skills built on previous knowledge of mathematics and physics.
    1. The student gain an understanding the principles of transport of mass, momentum, and heat.
    2. The student can describe transport processes.
    3. The student can write the transport equations.
    4. The student can solve problems.
    5. The student can assess the plausibility of his/her solution.
    The course covers various topics including:
    Boundary layers
    Pipe flows
    Momentum equations
    Dimensional analysis
    Heat transfer phenomena - conduction, convention and radiation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.