Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Thermodynamics is a fundamental science concerned with heat and its relation to energy and work. Thermodynamics applies to a wide variety of topics in energy science and engineering?such as engines, phase transitions, chemical reactions, and transport phenomena. Results of thermodynamic calculations are essential for physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, and materials science. This course introduces the student to the principles governing the energy exchanges that accompany physical and chemical transformations.
The aim of this course is to build on thermodynamic principles developed in undergraduate program. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental concepts related to various forms of energy, understanding of first, second, third law of thermodynamics, construction of phase equilibrium diagrams, and determination of the stability of materials.
Teaching material, including course outline, notes, problems, assignments, examples of solutions of problems, and course announcements
Introduction States and 1st law of thermodynamics
2nd law of thermodynamics
Statistical approach to entropy
Heat capacity, Enthalpy, and Entropy
One-component phase equilibria
Behavior of Gases
Behavior of Solutions
Review of Unary Phase Diagrams
Reaction Involving Gases
Ideal and Nonideal Solutions
Binary Phase Diagrams
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.