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Module

CME1021 : Thermodynamics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Daniel Frankel
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide the student with a thorough grounding in the principles of thermodynamics.
To introduce applications of thermodynamics to real chemical engineering situations.
To ensure all students can approach thermodynamic analysis of systems in a logical and methodological manner.

To establish the fundamentals of chemical engineering thermodynamics such that they can be applied to a range of processes and systems commonly encountered by chemical engineers. To teach the principles involved in the thermodynamic analysis of both chemical processes and process equipments to provide a strong grounding required for system design. To provide the background so the thermodynamic analysis of unknown systems can be approached in a logical and methodological manner.

Outline Of Syllabus

Fundamentals of thermodynamics, The First Law, Properties of Matter, Equations of State, The Energy Balance, Entropy, The Second Law, The Entropy Balance, Control Volume Analysis, Thermodynamics of flow processes, Steam Tables, The Rankine Cycle, Thermochemistry, Equilibrium Reactions, Criteria for equilibrium, Phase equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Case Study.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture14:304:30Online synchronous sessions for module introduction etc.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials182:0036:00Lecture replacements allowing x2 for student delivery time
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0015:00Assessment preparation and completion (non-synchronous)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities91:009:00Tutorials (non-synchronous)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study135:3035:30Review lecture material, completion of tutorial question etc.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide required knowledge base.
Tutorials enhance the understanding of the knowledge base and develop practice of problem solving skills.
Group learning is in the form of a case study which reinforces concepts, teaches initiative and links a knowledge from related modules across Stage 1.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M50Numbas test - week 4
Computer assessment1M50Numbas test - week 8
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The course assessment is appropriate to test the attainment of the intended skills outcomes.

Reading Lists

Timetable