ENES 232 - Thermodynamics

3 Credits


Moran, M.J. & Shapiro, H.N., Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 7th ed., J. Wiley & Sons, 2011.


PHYS 260
PHYS 261


  • Thermodynamic properties of matter. First and second laws of thermodynamics, cycles, reactions, and mixtures.
  • Requirement for the following UMCP engineering programs: Aerospace Engineering; Fire Protection Engineering; Mechanical Engineering.


  • Fundamental understanding of how to use basic laws of thermodynamics to       describe materials and processes involving heat, work, and other forms of energy conversion;
  • Ability to use state equations, property tables, and computer programs for thermophysical properties;
  • Knowledge of mathematical relationships between thermodynamic properties such as temperature, pressure, internal energy, entropy, enthalpy, and chemical potential, and how to apply them to single and multicomponent systems to analyze practical problems; and
  • Ability to perform energy and mass balance calculations on energy conversion processes/devices, including but not limited to power plants, combustion processes, refrigeration cycles, and other simple processes.


  • Energy concepts
  • Energy analysis
  • Thermodynamic properties
  • Conservation of mass, energy, and applications
  • Second law aspects
  • Entropy
  • Vapor and gas power systems
  • Gas mixtures
  • Combustion

Learning Outcomes 

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

The University of Maryland follows the Maryland Higher Education Commission's policies on "contact hours;" specifically, one semester hour of credit will be awarded for a minimum of 15 hours, of 50 minutes each of actual class time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays.

Last Updated By 
Kristen Hines, June 2017