Available in 2018

Course handbook


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 vapor 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 vapor-liquid equilibria.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply thermodynamic theory to real thermodynamic cycles and process engineering.

2. Formulate and solve engineering problems through the application of thermodynamics.

3. Report engineering calculations in a professional manner.

4. Use laboratory studies to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and improve practical and report writing skills.


Applied Engineering Thermodynamics builds upon prior introductory studies to apply the concepts of mass, energy and entropy balances to entire thermodynamic cycles. These cycles include those used for power generation, aircraft propulsion, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and chemical reactions. An engineering understanding and analysis techniques for the following topics will be provided:

1.                   Vapour Power Cycles

2.                   Gas Power Cycles

3.                   Compressible Flow of Ideal Gasses

4.                   Refrigeration and Heat Pumps

5.                   Mixtures of Ideal Gasses and Psychrometry

6.                   Combustion

Students will report their engineering calculations professionally through problems related to the topics above.

Laboratory experiments will be undertaken and reports produced as an engineering team.


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 PSB Singapore


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


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


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