Thermodynamics I (ENE203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Thermodynamics I ENE203 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATH 157
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehdi MEHRTASH
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To cover the basic principles of thermodynamics. To present real-world engineering examples to give students a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. To develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students should have the ability to use thermodynamic terminology and concepts appropriately.
  • Students should be able to identify the properties of a pure substance using tables including internal energy, enthalpy and entropy.
  • Students should be able to apply equations of state and thermodynamic relations to calculate the properties of a pure substance.
  • Students should be able to analyze systems using work, heat and the first and second law of thermodynamics on open and closed systems.
Course Content Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, equations of state, work and heat interactions, first law of thermodynamics, internal energy and enthalpy, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, thermodynamic analysis of processes, third law of thermodynamics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Basic Concepts Chapter 1
2 Energy Conversion and General Energy Analysis Chapter 2
3 Properties of Pure Substances Chapter 3
4 Properties of Pure Substances Chapter 3
5 Energy Analysis of Closed Systems Chapter 4
6 Energy Analysis of Closed Systems Chapter 4
7 Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes Chapter 5
8 Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes Chapter 5
9 Midterm Exam
10 The Second Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 6
11 The Second Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 6
12 Entropy Chapter 7
13 Entropy Chapter 7
14 Thermodynamic Property Relations Chapter 12
15 Thermodynamic Property Relations Chapter 12
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, Y.A. Çengel and M. A. Boles, 8th SI Units, McGraw-Hill, 2015
Other Sources 2. • Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, C. Borgnakke and R.E.Sonntag, 8th Ed. SI Version, 2014.
3. • Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Michael J. Moran, Howard N. Shapiro, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. X
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
10 Knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 6 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 151