Year 1 core modules
Year 2 core modules
Year 3 core modules
Year 4 core modules
and one optional module
Final-year core modules
and two optional modules
Non-credit bearing optional modules
You may select one or more of these modules.
Modules offered may vary.
This module introduces you to the concepts of Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. You study the transfer of heat energy for solids, liquids and gases, and explore the various mechanisms for this heat transfer, quantifying these mechanisms and applying them to industrially important equipment, particularly heat exchangers. You learn to design and analyse heat exchanger systems for a given duty.
Throughout this module, you look at the engineering thermodynamic properties of pure working fluids. You define, develop and apply a series of thermodyamic principles to solve engineering related problems of increasing difficulty. You examine in detail the derivation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and then apply this knowledge to real world analysis of a range of heat-power cycles.