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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide the student
with a thorough understanding of the fundamental
principles of thermodynamics.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to analyse energy transformations in
open and closed systems by means of mass- and
energy balances.

Course contents

- Thermodynamic systems
- Thermodynamic quantities
- Reversible and irreversible processes
- Temperature and pressure
- Ideal gases
- Specific heat capacity
- Work
- The first law of Thermodynamics. Enthalpy
- Steady state processes
- Diagrams and tables for water vapor
- Mass- and energy balances for closed systems
- Turbins, compressors and pumps
- The Carnot-process
- Refrigerators and heat pumps

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary mathemathics

Previous course names

No previous courses

Additional information

No additional information

Recommended or required reading

Yunus A. Cengel, Thermodynamics: An Engineering

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 23 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Passed examination


  • Skön Kim
  • Andersson Mirja


Skön Kim

Group size

No limit

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12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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