ENGME22123A (HAM)
Engineering Thermodynamics
15 Points
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What this paper is about
Engineering Thermodynamics is the study of energy and the unique relationship between heat, work and the properties of substances, hence the name thermo + dynamics. As a science it has taken many years to develop, beginning in the late 18th century with the development of the steam engine. Thermodynamics lays the foundation for the understanding of many important devices that have become part of our everyday life, such as power plants, refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps, to name a few.
The paper builds on the Foundations of Engineering and other 1st Year papers, extending understanding of engineering principles of units and measurement, conservation of mass and energy, analysis of systems and engineering problemsolving. It forms the foundation for fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermal engineering and advanced energy engineering papers, especially those involving chemical, biological or mechanical processes. It covers: energy transfer processes, thermodynamic laws and cycles, psychrometry, thermodynamic property relationships, energy balances and combustion reactions.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11. An explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/.
How this paper will be taught
The course is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes. The course is divided into 6 topics with each topic covering 23 chapters of the course textbook. Please refer to Moodle and relevant announcements for a detailed course overview and the timing of when the tutorial and labs start.
Students engage in a threestep process of learning, practicing and applying the concepts taught in the paper. Activities and assessments provide a scaffold to guide students through this process. The expectation is for students to attend every lecture, at least one tutorial per week, and the scheduled lab times inperson (about 57 hours). In addition, students are expected to read and study the textbook and lecture notes (about 48 hours) and study for and complete the various assessments (about 45 hours).
Required Readings
Y.A. Cengel, M.A. Boles, & M. Kanoglu, 2018. Thermodynamics: an Engineering Approach, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill.
You will need to have
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessments
How you will be assessed
The assessment has three distinct components. The Concept Quizzes are short and quick to complete and are designed to encourage weekly engagement with the course material. The Challenges require students to summarise each topic of the course, complete an array of practice problems and conduct a lab or computerbased investigation. These activities encourage students to read and study the textbook while also learning to practice and apply the concepts that are discussed in the various topics. The Test and Exam are summative, invigilated and inperson assessments that confirm an individual student has achieved the learning outcomes of the paper.
Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.