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Course Overview

This course focuses on applied momentum, heat, and mass transport in engineering problems.  It demonstrates how fundamental design equations can be derived for a wide range of real engineering problems (e.g. nuclear fuel rods, coal combustion, radiation shielding, electrical heaters, toothpaste etc).  This course makes it clear that engineering is the art of applying mathematics to the real world and develops the tools required to tackle a wide range of challenges.

The analytical results of transport phenomena are demonstrated in simple systems before discussing more complex systems, such as multiphase flow, which require the use of semi-empirical correlations to solve.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marcus Campbell Bannerman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of EG2003 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics (Passed) or EG2004 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics (Passed) or EG2539 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Passed)
  • One of Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Erasmus (Studied) or Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Iss (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied)
  • One of EG2002 Process Engineering (Passed) or EG2011 Process Engineering (Passed) or EG2580 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (Passed)
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • One of EG3002 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied) or EG3006 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied) or EG3007 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG3017 Chemical Engineering Transport Processes (Studied)
  • EG3019 Advanced Transport Processes (Studied)
  • EG3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Studied)
  • EM40JK Thermodynamics 2 (Passed)
  • EM40JN Heat and Momentum Transfer (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The theory of transport phenomena is introduced through the constitutive relationships and general balance equations. All of these concepts are introduced in vector and index notation to familiarise the students with 3D problems. These tools are then applied to simple three-dimensional problems in momentum, heat and mass transfer. The course includes the fundamentals of incompressible flow, non-Newtonian flow, multiphase flow, forced/natural convection heat transfer, boiling, radiation, and condensation. Generalised multicomponent diffusion is then introduced and used to solve equimolar counter-diffusion, diffusion through a stationary phase, and real applications of these idealised processes (i.e. combustion).

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One 3-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%). Continuous assessment is a weekly multiple-choice test.


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



There is an extensive example exam question book which also comes with fully worked solutions.

The tutorial sessions are used for directed study of example problems from this booklet and students can receive feedback on their understanding of the course from the lecturer or demonstrators.

The weekly test provides feedback on student progress on the learning outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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