Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.

The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.

Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook,  for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.

Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics

Module aims

To explore a number of environmental and applied topics in fluid dynamics and deepen the understanding of the physical processes and governing equations over a range of industrially and environmentally relevant applications. The course will build on principles covered in previous thermofluids courses, such as fluid mechanics, turbulence and heat transfer.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Apply the principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to a range of engineering and environmental problems.
2. Create mathematical models of a number of key physical processes in environmental and engineering fluid mechanics.
3. Derive appropriate solutions to mathematical models and evaluate their implications for environmental engineering.
4. Appreciate the key research challenges in the analysis of important physical processes in environmental and engineering fluid mechanics.

Module syllabus


Atmospheric and Aerosol Dynamics
Atomisation and Sprays
Non-Newtonian Fluids


 ME3 Fluid Mechanics

Teaching methods

Students will be introduced to the main topics through lectures, supported by technology such as Panopto and Blackboard. Tutorials sessions will provide an opportunity for interaction with teaching staff and discussion of specific problems.


Assessment type Assessment description Weighting Pass mark Must pass?
Examination 3 Hour exam 100% 40% Y

Reading list

Atomisation and Sprays


Non-Newtonain Fluid Mechanics

Atmospheric and Aerosol Dynamics