Thermal-fluids engineering is a broad discipline that includes the science and technology of heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. It has applications in almost all industries and fields of scientific research, including automotive, biomedical, chemical, civil, mechanical, nuclear, electrical and electronic, atmospheric and oceanic, materials and manufacturing, and aeronautical and space sciences and engineering.

   Thermal-fluids engineering is used everywhere from cooking, heating, and air-conditioning to micro-electronic chips, intercontinental supersonic airplanes, and space shuttles.

   Therefore, the advance of thermal-fluids engineering is of great importance to the economy, trade, transportation, environment, and living standard of any country or region.