ENME215-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Engineering Thermodynamics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


This course provides an introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. The course begins with an emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. This follows with an integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles. The course continues with an emphasis on the analysis of power and refrigeration cycles and the application of basic principles to engineering problems.

The course is structured with four one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week.
The content of this course is structured to follow internationally accepted standards and is based on the content of the existing curriculum. The standard sequence of topics from the standard thermodynamic texts will be used for the course outline.

Lectures will cover the following topics in detail:

1 Concepts and Definitions, Measurements
2 Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
3 Evaluating Properties
4 Control Volume Analysis Using Energy
5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6 Using Entropy
7 Vapor Power Systems
8 Gas Power Systems
9 Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.


ENME204, ENME305

Course Coordinator

For further information see Mechanical Engineering Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 40%
Homework 10%
Labs 10%
Quiz 1 13 Mar 2018 10%
Quiz 2 29 Mar 2018 10%
Quiz 3 11 May 2018 10%
Quiz 4 01 Jun 2018 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

All ENME215 Occurrences

  • ENME215-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018