autumn 2019

ITE1814 Thermodynamics - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 04.03.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik | Online | Annet |

Application deadline

1. June 

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 campus students; 5198 online

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
  • Entropy
  • Introduction to vapor power cycles
  • Vapor refrigeration and heat pump systems
  • Basics of heat transfer (conduction & convection)

Recommended prerequisites

IGR1518 Mathematics 1 (3-semester), IGR1600 Mathematics 1, IGR1603 Physics/Chemistry

Objectives of the course

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 practical usage of thermodynamic processes and related components, e.g. heat pumps, and cooling machines.
  • 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


Teaching methods

Lectures, class & home tutorials, laboratory exercises



There will be class lectures and it is encouraged that all students attend the lectures and participate actively to learn more about this subject. There will be mandatory lab work during this course. All students will be required to submit the mandatory lab work to appear in the final exam.

Eksamen og vurdering: 

There will be a written exam. 100 % Grade will be awarded on the basis of final written exam.

There will be compulsory lab exercises and students are required to submit the lab work report. These lab exercises will not have any grading, but will be mandatory to submit and pass to appear in the final exam.

Date for examination

Skriftlig 29.11.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.