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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 understand the role of thermodynamics in real-world engineering problems and to give students the feel of how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand basic principles of thermodynamics, heat, temperature, thermodynamics process, closed and open systems.1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Course contents

-Introduction and basic concepts -Energy conversion -Properties of pure substances -Energy analysis of closed systems -Mass and energy analysis of control volumes -Second law of thermodynamics -Entropy

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary Math, Differential and integral Calculus, Mechanics

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Additional information

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Recommended or required reading

Thermodynamics, an engineering approach Cengel, (any edition)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 40 hours
  • Practical exercises - 32 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 132 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

2 midterm exams 35% each +10% Lab+20 %homework pass mark 50%


Durbo Karis


Durbo Karis

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No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2015-03-15

Assessment methods

2015-03-15 - Exams

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