Applied Engineering Thermodynamics

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    First year Mathematics, and previous introduction to Thermodynamics (MECH2700).

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds upon the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with a focus on Engineering Flow Processes as used in the Power Generation industries. A number of cycles are studied in detail, commencing with ideal gas and vapour power and refrigeration cycles, as well as applications in air-conditioning. The course is complemented by lectures on how to calculate the fundamental thermodynamic properties of fluids as used in flow processes, together with the thermodynamics of vapour-liquid equilibria.
    1. Develop an understanding of thermodynamics as it applies to real cycles, and process engineering
    2. Develop problem solving skills through the application of thermodynamics
    3. Use laboratory studies to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and improve practical and report writing skills
    Part A
    Flow Processes
    Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
    Refrigeration Cycles
    Part B
    Thermodynamic Relations
    Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures
    Part C
    Experiments to be conducted and reports produced on thermodynamic topics such as petrol engine, air conditioning unit, cooling tower, and boiling point analysis.

Course Disclaimer

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.