SEM202 - Thermodynamics

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SEM314

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SIT199 and SIT194; and one unit from SEB101 or SEP101

Corequisite:

SEE010 or SEJ010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical 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 - cloud (online)

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

Content

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 examination and a mark of at least 40% in the laboratory work and report.

Unit Fee Information

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