Course Brief

Fluid mechanics is an important subject to engineers of many disciplines, not just those working directly with fluid systems. Mechanical engineers need to understand the principles of hydraulic devices and turbines (wind and water); aeronautical
engineers use these concepts to understand flight, while civil engineers concentrate on water supply, sewerage and irrigation.

This unit introduces students to the fluid mechanics techniques used in mechanical engineering. The hydraulic devices and systems that incorporate the transmission of hydraulic pressure and forces exerted by a static fluid on immersed surfaces.

Topics included in this unit are: pressure and force, submerged surfaces, fluid flow theory, aerodynamics, and hydraulic machinery.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to work with the concept and measurement of viscosity in fluids, and the characteristics of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; examine fluid flow phenomena, including energy conservation, estimation of head loss in pipes and viscous drag; and examine the operational characteristics of hydraulic machines, in particular the operating
principles of various water turbines and pumps.

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  • This course is offered in 45 hours.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) programme will develop students into highly trained, competent professionals, who are able to meet the demands of employers in the various engineering sectors. This qualification also serves as the next step for students completing the SBCS Matriculation to HND (Engineering) programme and are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree programme.


    Why choose the HND in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)?

    • Recognition: This is an Internationally recognized qualification, recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide.
    • Final Year Entry: Graduates of this programme gain direct access to the final year of an undergraduate degree programme such as the University of Greenwich BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme.
    • Career focused: The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace after consultation with employers, students, and professional bodies.
    • Practical hands-on training: Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught.

    Why study Mechanical Engineering at SBCS?

    • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom.
    • Modern, fully equipped labs. You learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field.
    • Convenient class schedules. Work, Earn and Study at the same time. Classes are offered on a part-time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs.

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    Schedule

    Registration is currently OPEN until 10 February 2018.

    • Alumni Special: Alumni and immediate family get 30% off registration fees for the first year of study i.e. three (3) semesters. 
    • Group Plans: Get 25% off the registration fee for the first semester for two 2 persons. Rate increases by 5% for each additional person.

    Fees

    FEE AMOUNT NOTE
    SBCS Registration Fee

    First semester: TT$1,000 

    Remaining semesters: TT($850 each)

    Payable upon registration every semester (for 6 semesters)
    Tuition Fee

    TT$2,200 (per 15 credit module)

    TT$4,400 (per 30 credit module)

    Total Tuition Fee over 2 years: TT$35,200
    BTEC Registration Fee

    £450 (one-time payment)

    Payable by: March 1st 2018
    BTEC Annual Fee  £20 (per year) Payable each year from Year 2

    Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

    Payment Plans are available.