Engineering Thermodynamics

MET 3400 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Studies energy interactions among systems and their effect on the physical properties of the systems. Covers the zeroth, first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics in detail and their association with the concepts; definitions; and use of heat, work, mechanical energy, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy in the analysis, design, and operation of engineering systems and devices commonly used to convert energy and deliver or consume power. Covers the evaluation and interpretation of thermodynamic properties of pure substances and ideal gases via thermodynamic tables, equations of state, or contemporary software. Examines thermodynamic principles behind the functioning and performance of familiar engineering devices such as gas and steam turbines, internal combustion engines, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, refrigerators, and heat pumps.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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