Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer - EENG6480

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Bo Li checkmark-circle


The principles of thermodynamics; thermal properties; thermodynamic systems; 1st law and 2nd law of thermodynamics; heat transfer processes; perfect gases; steady flow energy equation; basics of conduction, convection and radiation; the principles of heat exchanger design and performance measurement; an introduction to computational thermo-dynamics.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 34
Private study hours: 116
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination - 70%, Coursework - 30%

Indicative reading

Engineering Thermofluids: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer, Mahmoud Massoud, Springer, 2005.
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Yunus Cengel, McGraw-Hill. 2010

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will:
1. Have knowledge and understanding of advanced thermodynamic concepts.
2. Apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics to engineering problems.
3. Understanding of the various mechanisms of heat transfer.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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