SENG 205: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics


Objectives: This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics. The course provides an appreciation of energy conversion processes in the context of engineering applications and to introduce the laws of thermodynamics, analyze and solve problems in a methodical fashion.

Description: It will treat the first law of thermodynamics and apply the law to simple systems involving solids, liquids, and gases. The second law of thermodynamics will also be introduced, including Carnot, gas, vapor, and Rankine power cycles. Practical application of thermodynamics in different fields of engineering will be considered.