Industrial Management

Energy Engineering (Thermodynamics)

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Basic principles of thermodynamics
• Heat transfer
• Flow charts
• Thermodynamic cycles and cogeneration
• Thermal power stations and their main components
• Overview of the energy industry
• Hydroelectric power stations and their main components
• Fuel cells, wind farms and different types of design
• Solar power stations and different types of design
• Aspects of economic feasibility

Learning outcomes

Students are able to
• explain the terminology of thermodynamics
• apply with confidence thermodynamic cycles such as heat transfer
• apply terms like enthalpy, energy conversion efficiency, calorific value with confidence in engineering on a day-to-day basis.
• depict changes of state
• apply calculation methods for energy conversion with confidence
• apply calculations of heat transfer and pressure drop in thermodynamic systems
• devise mass and energy balance sheets based on process flow charts in combination with feasibility studies.
• develop an in-depth understanding for the most common types of energy supply
• explain past and future trends for energy supply and the energy industry

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Hahne: Technische Thermodynamik
• Herwig/Kautz: Technische Thermodynamik
• Gabernig: Energie- und Klimatechnik
• Zahoransky: Energietechnik
• Wagner: Rohrleitungstechnik

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mathematics (basic and advanced), Automation, Electrical Engineering

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment