ENGT230 Applied Thermodynamics

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Applied Engineering Technology

I. Course Number and Title
ENGT230 Applied Thermodynamics
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
PHYS106 (C or better) and MATH122 (C or better), or score of 9 on math placement test
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides a non-calculus overview of applied thermodynamics. Topics include: pressure; temperature; heat and heat transfer; properties of substances; First Law of Thermodynamics and its application; Second Law of Thermodynamics and its application; analysis of power and refrigeration cycles.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. analyze and explain the basic concepts of how energy, heat, and mass relate to each other in engineering systems;
      2. evaluate the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics to the analysis of applied thermodynamic systems; and
      3. evaluate thermophysical properties and conservation equations with respect to fundamental problems and processes which will lead up to the analysis of entire cycles.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. basics of thermodynamics including definitions, tables, and equations of state
    2. low density gases, work and heat, and specific heat
    3. introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics
    4. related applications to the First law of Thermodynamics including enthalpy, volume control, and cycle analysis
    5. introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    6. related applications to the second Law of thermodynamics including heat engines, Carnot cycle, reversible, and irreversible processes, and entropy change
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor’s course format: objective examinations, research reports, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Revision/Approval Date: 4/11/2012