After a suitable background in mechanical engineering (see article on mechanical engineering for curriculum), students begin to take courses in fluid dynamics. They learn about energy conversion, convection heat transfer, turbulence theories, flow and velocity measurements, and thermal systems design. Numerical heat transfer flow is designed to teach numerical methods to predict heat transfer, fluid flow, and related processes; also the types of mathematical models that are used to describe thermofluid systems are investigated.
Most courses are highly laboratory-based and tailored to each student's thesis needs. Directed studies are also available.
Study and Work in Thermofluids Engineering in Canada