Thermal Engineering 1 (AMME2262)


This unit aims to teach the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer. At the end of this unit students will have: an understanding of the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer; The ability to analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system. The basic knowledge to analyse and design 1D thermal circuits. Course content will include concepts of heat and work, properties of substances, first law of thermodynamics, control mass and control volume analysis, thermal efficiency, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, isentropic efficiency, power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, 1D thermal circuits and transient heat transfer.

Further unit of study information


Lecture 3 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs.


Through semester assessment (50%) Final Exam (50%)


Incropera, DeWitt, Bergman & Lavine/Fundamentals of Heat & Mass Transfer/6th or later // Cengel and Boles/Thermodynamics an engineering approach//

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MATH1001, MATH1002, MATH1003.



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.