ENME215-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Engineering Thermodynamics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This course provides an introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. The course begins with an emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. This follows with an integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles. The course continues with an emphasis on the analysis of power and refrigeration cycles and the application of basic principles to engineering problems.

Lectures will cover the following topics in detail:
1.   Concepts and Definitions, Measurements
2.   Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
3.   Evaluating Properties
4.   Control Volume Analysis Using Energy
5.   The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6.   Using Entropy
7.   Vapor Power Systems
8.   Gas Power Systems
9.   Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.


ENME204, ENME305

Course Coordinator

Sid Becker


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 45%
Quizzes 40% 11th March, 1st April, 13th May, 3rd June
8 x Homeworks 10%
Lab Report 5%


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENME215 Occurrences

  • ENME215-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022