Thermodynamics I (Guaranteed - Fall & Spring)

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thermodynamics I (Guaranteed - Fall & Spring)

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Calculus II, General Chemistry I, and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II*

    *may be taken as a co-requisite

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    1. Apply the ideal gas law to determine properties of ideal gases,
    2. Be able to read and understand property tables, such as steam tables,
    1. Be able to compute cycle and device efficiencies, or when given efficiencies, compute inlet or outlet properties of the working fluid,
    2. Understand and be able to use properties such as enthalpy, entropy, exergy, gage and absolute pressure, specific volume, internal energy, etc.
    3. Have a basic understanding of the means by which various energy conversion devices operate.


    ABET Criteria A:  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.


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