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CME2128 : Thermodynamics

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aim is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of chemical engineering thermodynamics and how to apply these thermodynamic principles in chemical engineering processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

Properties of pure substances
Properties of ideal and non ideal systems
Compression cycle
Phase equilibria and solution thermodynamics
Reaction equilibria

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0013:00Exam revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture261:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops101:0010:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Review lecture materials, assessment preparation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures explain key concepts and outline illustrative examples. Tutorials and assignments will develop students’ understanding and application of thermodynamics principles.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M20Assignment (max 1000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A written exam is appropriate for the substantive theoretical content. The assignment is used to test the development in understanding of the theoretical content. The assignment will be used to determine if students can link practical embodiments of thermodynamic principles.

The exam tests the knowledge of the students and the concepts taught in the lectures. The coursework develops the concepts taught in the lectures. Assignments are used to develop the ability to solve problems.

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