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ME4522 - Energy, Conversion and Refrigeration

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Energy conversion and refrigeration covers the following topics: Advanced thermodynamics: second law analysis of processes; Energy conversion: fuel and energy sources, combustion, steam power plants, gas turbines, and reciprocating internal combustion engines; Air-conditioning and refrigeration: vapour compression cycle, psychrometry and wetted surface heat transfer, cooling coils and cooling towers, air conditioning system analysis and operation, air conditioning loads, thermal comfort requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the internal combustion engine characteristics through an engine performance test;
  • describe and use the fundamental scientific principles of the second law of thermodynamics, energy conversion, air conditioning and refrigeration;
  • solve energy conversion and refrigeration problems in engineering;
  • use advanced skills of measurement techniques and error analysis;
  • effectively communicate through a formal technical report to an expert audience.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Three quizzes worth 7% each, two practical assessments worth 8% each, Project report 8% - (45%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: ME2512


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Rong Situ.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.