Applied Engineering Thermodynamics


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

  1. Flow Processes
  2. Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
  3. Refrigeration Cycles

Part B

  1. Thermodynamic Relations
  2. Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures

Part C

  1. Laboratory
  2. Experiments to be conducted and reports produced on thermodynamic topics such as petrol engine, air conditioning unit, cooling tower, and boiling point analysis.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Quiz: Quizzes

Report: Lab Exercises and Written Report

Contact Hours

Callaghan and UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term