ENCH292-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Heat and Mass Transfer Operations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


An introduction to the physics of heat-transfer and mass-transfer that underpin process technologies. The course is taught using a first principles basis to explain the underpinning concepts relevant to heat and mass transfer, and to illustrate similarities and differences between these processes. Examples from every day situations, as well as chemical engineering applications, are used to clarify the concepts taught in class.

This course covered the following topics:

Introduction to Heat Conduction
Introduction to Diffusion
Mathematical Concepts in Heat and Mass Transfer
    - Dimensional analysis of PDEs
    - Solution of PDEs (numerical, analytical and approximate)
Forced Convection Heat and Mass Transfer
Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer
A Simple Heat Exchanger

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • understand the fundamental principles of heat and mass transfer.
  • estimate the magnitude of rates of heat and mass transfer in different situations.
  • understand the analogy between heat, mass and momentum transfer and identify the limitations of such analysis.
  • understand and be able to apply dimensional analysis to problems of heat and mass transfer.
  • formulate and solve ordinary differential equations that describe heat and mass transfer problems.
  • build numerical models to describe one- and two-dimensional steady state problems.
  • make and test reasonable engineering approximations to simplify complex problems in heat and mass transfer.
  • select and apply appropriate correlations to solve heat and mass transfer problems.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 (24/7, 7/8, 21/8, 2/10, 16/10)
Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (18/9)
20 Jul - 26 Jul
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
28 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 329 (24/7, 7/8, 21/8, 2/10, 16/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (18/9)
20 Jul - 26 Jul
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
28 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 E5 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 Ernest Rutherford 465 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator

Daniel Holland


Luke Schneider

Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the lecturers listed above. General enquiries about the First Professional Year (200-level) study should contact the 1st Pro Director of Studies (Assoc. Prof. Ken Morison).


Course Policy on Collaboration and Cheating
Solving problems in small teams and collaborative learning when working on assignments is encouraged. However direct copying is plagiarism and will result in zero marks for all students involved. When assessment is distributed, you will be instructed whether the assessment is to be submitted for marking individually or as part of a pair/group. The assignments are mainly a tool to prepare you for the exams. The advice is to try them individually before collaborating in groups.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Bergman, T. L. , Incropera, Frank P; Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer; 7th ed. ; John Wiley, 2011.

Recommended Reading

Cussler, E. L; Diffusion : mass transfer in fluid systems; 2nd ed; Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Mills, Anthony F; Basic heat and mass transfer; 2nd ed; Prentice Hall, 1999.

Winterton, R. H. S; Heat transfer; Oxford University Press, 1997.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

LEARN Quizzes                6%  (22nd July, 5th August, 19th August, 16th September, 30th September, 12th October)
Assignment 1 (pairs)     15% - 25th September 2020
Test                             20% - 20th August 2020
Homework                    10% - (29th July, 12th August, 7th September, 7th, October, 16th October)
Exam                           49%  TBA

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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