Course Description

Course Name

Thermodynamics I (Guaranteed - Fall & Spring)

Session: VVLF3124

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

*may be taken as a co-requisite

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.



  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 content subject to change