autumn 2023
MAS-2502 Thermodynamics - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

General study qualification with Mathematics R1+R2 and Physics FYS1. Application code: 9391

Course content

  • Thermodynamic systems
  • Propoerty, state, proecss and equilibriuim
  • Energy and first law of thermodynamics
  • Energy transfer by work of heat
  • Energy balance for systems and cycles
  • Evaluating & retrieving thermodynamic properties of a system
  • Tables of thermodynamic properties
  • Conservation of mass and energy for a control volume
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Introduction to vapor power cycles
  • Vapor refrigeration and heat pump systems
  • Basics of heat transfer (conduction & convection)

Objectives of the course

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

This course aims to build the foundation for preparing students to get an understanding and work professionally in the area of thermodynamics and related processes.


Students will learn to apply their knowledge in the subject to solve general and specific problems in thermodynamics on a well-founded and understandable way.


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the theories and concepts regarding thermodynamics & basics of heat transfer.
  • Describe functions and usage of thermodynamic processes and related components, e.g. heat pumps.
  • Apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics to model, analyse, design and realize thermodynamics systems, components and processes.
  • Perform technical calculations on systems as well as components within the technical area.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, class & home tutorials, laboratory exercises.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information.

Bachelor Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:

Deadline: 15th April


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 22.11.2023 09:00
3 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Class lectures Approved – not approved
Lab work report/assignment Approved – not approved
Assignments Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

The students have to follow the class lectures and the course book.

It is mandatary to perform the and submit the class assignments.

It is mandatory to do the assignments and submit the class assignments.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exams are allowed for students who have not passed the last ordinary exam.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik | Nettbasert | Annet |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MAS-2502
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