autumn 2021
MAS-2502 Thermodynamics - 10 ECTS

Last changed 30.03.2022

Application deadline

Søknadsfrist eksterne søkere: 1. juni for emner som tilbys i høstsemesteret og 1. desember for emner som tilbys i vårsemesteret.

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Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

Generell studiekompetanse og Matematikk R1+R2 og Fysikk 1. 

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  • 2-årig teknisk fagskole etter rammeplan fastsatt av departementet 1998/99 og tidligere studieordninger

*For å få opptak til enkeltemner på grunnlag av Y-veien, må søkeren oppfylle opptakskriteriene for Y-vei til studieprogrammet som emnet inngår i. I tillegg må søkeren oppfylle eventuelle forkunnskapskrav som er spesifisert for det konkrete emnet de søker opptak til. Det gis begrenset studierett til det spesifikke emnet - på samme måte som realkompetansesøkere.

Application code: 9391

Obligatory prerequisites

IGR1600 Mathematics 1, IGR1603 Physics/Chemistryor IGR1518 Mathematics 1 (3-semester), IGR1603 Physics/Chemistryor TEK-1504 Physics, TEK-1505 Chemistry, TEK-1507 Mathematics 1or TEK-1504 Physics, TEK-1505 Chemistry, TEK-1510 Mathematics 1 (3-semester)or IGR1603 Physics/Chemistry, TEK-1507 Mathematics 1or TEK-1504 Physics, TEK-1505 Chemistry, TEK-1510 Mathematics 1 (3-semester)

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


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:


Courswork / Course requirements

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

There will be two assignments in the course. It is mandatory for students to submit these assignments. No student will be allowed to sit in the final written exam, in case they do not submit the assignments.

Examination and assessment

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.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for the students who will not pass the written exam.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik | Digitalt | Annet |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MAS-2502