SEM202 - Thermodynamics


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2025

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SEM314
EFTSL value: 0.125

SIT199 and SIT194; and one unit from SEB101 or SEP101


SEE010 or SEJ010

Incompatible with: SEM314
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester. All students are required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester. Students are required to attend and participate in practical experience (laboratory) activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester as detailed in the unit site.


This unit introduces fundamental concepts, laws and definitions relevant to thermodynamics. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how to apply equations and tools commonly used in this field to practical problems, such as engines and steam power plants. Students will learn experimental techniques to determine important thermodynamic measurements and reinforce fundamental concepts.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the End-of-Unit assessment, and a mark of at least 40% in the practical experience (laboratory) work and report.

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