ENGR230 Thermodynamics

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Engineering

I. Course Number and Title
ENGR230 Thermodynamics
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
IV. Prerequisites
CHEM121 (C or better), PHYS122 (C or better), ENGR222 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the students to concepts of thermodynamics: 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. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. analyze the basic concepts of how energy, heat, and mass relate to each other in engineering systems;
    2. apply the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics to the analysis of thermodynamic systems; and
    3. apply thermophysical properties and conservation equations to fundamental problems and processes which will lead up to the analysis of entire cycles.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

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

    The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor's syllabus: objective examinations, research reports, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s format.

Approval/Revision Date: Approved 12/2011; New Core 8/2015