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. Number of Instructional Minutes
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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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. 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 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 syllabus.

Revision/Approval Date: 4/11/2012; New Core 8/2015