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MECH 1120 - Energy Systems

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course covers basic thermal and fluid systems, processes and cycles. Topics covered include: pumps, compressors, engines, heaters, and coolers, energy transfer, fluid flow and the conversion of energy.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate dimensions and units, work, power and energy and basic fluid properties. [1, 2]
  • Understand basics of fluid in motion, continuity, steady flow energy equations. [1, 2]
  • Apply the Bernoulli equation for fluid processes. [1, 2]
  • Apply Ideal Gas laws and the First law of thermodynamics. [1, 2]
  • Understand heat engine, compression, refrigeration/ heat pump cycles, and equipment. [1, 2]
  • Solve basic problems in both fluid and thermal systems. [1, 2]
  • Apply principles of energy systems to mechanical engineering applications. [1, 2]
  • Apply Fourier's law of conduction to slabs. [1, 2]
  • Understand the basic principles of heat transfer by radiation. [1, 2]

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

MECH 1120 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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