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Module Code: MFE107TC
Module Title: Thermodynamics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop a fundamental understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and appreciate the engineering applications and daily life examples of thermodynamics; develop some basic analysis skills using the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic properties of engineering systems.

B Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the everyday implications of the law of thermodynamics and an ability to communicate the implications to even non-technical audience.

C Demonstrate familiarity of thermodynamic principles in the analysis and design of engineering systems.

D Apply analytical methods of thermodynamics to solve problems of thermodynamic systems.

E Demonstrate independent learning, problem solving skill, abilities to communicate with both engineering and non-technical people.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials with examples and case studies explained in class.
1. Introduction to thermodynamics; existence of energy in different forms and energy conversion; historical development of heat engines.

2. Basic concepts of thermodynamics: mechanical work and energy; open and closed systems and their thermodynamic properties; equilibrium of thermodynamic systems and processes; analogy between heat and mass transfer; temperature and the zeroth law of thermodynamics.

3. Thermodynamic system properties and the first law of thermodynamics: mass, volume, pressure and temperature; ideal gas equation; absolute temperature scale; internal energy; energy transfer and heat; specific heats of ideal gases and of liquids and solids; flow processes and steady mass flow.

4. Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics: conversion of heat to work; heat engines and reversed heat engines; reversibility and irreversibility of thermodynamic processes; a microscopic view of heat and work.

5. Corollaries of the second law of thermodynamics: available energy and Gibbs equation; entropy change in liquids, solids and ideal gases; the third law of thermodynamics.

6. Case studies and daily life examples of thermodynamics; efficiency and performance of thermodynamic systems such as power plants, refrigerators and heat pumps; Carnot engine; Rankine cycle; brief coverage of advanced thermodynamics such as statistical thermodynamics, phase equilibrium.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      37  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Quizzes 10.00
2 Assignments 15.00
3 Final Exam 75.00

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