Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




Basic Engineering Mathematics and Physics.

Main purpose

The student will obtain knowledge of the basic theory within thermodynamics and be able to perform elementary thermal calculations. He/she will be able to incorporate energy aspect in mechanical projects and have a basic knowledge of energy specialisation.


Describe, construct and interpret a thermodynamic system. Apply and understand the main laws and fundamental concepts of thermodynamics. Calculate and depict processes for ideal gas and water vapour. Apply elementary flow theory for calculations and dimension of pipe systems and pumps. Calculate and dimension heat exchangers/heat transmission. Calculate main data for plants that use water vapour for production of power and heat.


Analyse a thermodynamic system and select relevant theory in order to enable the student to calculate variables and main capacities for the system. Use the thermodynamic calculation as basis of calculation of geometric dimensions for the system or selection of components. Use EES software for thermodynamic calculations


The student will be able to identify energy aspects in mechanical projects and solve simple thermodynamic problems and/or communicate with engineers and companies about energy aspects.



Teaching methods and study activities

General description
Instruction in class: 4 lessons a week for 12 weeks, corresponding to 110 hours of work for the student. The course is based on student theory studies at home followed by problem based exercises in class, in groups or individually.

Study Activity Model
Category 1: Initiated by the teacher with the participation of teachers and students:
In total 35 hours, corresponding to 32%
Category 2: Initiated by the teacher with the participation of students:
In total 50 hours, corresponding to 45%
Category 3: Initiated by students, with the participation of students:
In total 25 hours, corresponding to 23%
Category 4: Initiated by students, with the participation of teachers:


Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Cengel Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, Cengel Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals & Applications, Cengel
EES software




Prerequisites for exam: 
Mandatory assignments. If the assignment is not handed in and approved by the deadline set by the lecturer, the prerequisites for entering the exam are not met. A new assignment and deadline will be set before the re-exam.

Exam type: 
Written 4 hours, Digitally submission 
The final exam counts 100%
External censor

Tools allowed:

As ordinary 
Final examinations counts for 100 % of final grade

Grading criteria

Grading according to the Danish 7-scale.

Additional information



Salwan Dihrab

Valid from

2/1/2024 12:00:00 AM

Course type


• Ideal gas • Energy balance • Entropy • Vapour power plant • Conduction and convection heat transfer • Heat exchangers