Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
To develop a sound basic knowledge of thermodynamic principles - including gas laws, measurement of pressure and temperature, mass and energy conservation and energy sources in the New Zealand context - and the mechanisms of heat transfer including the uses of heat exchangers.
Analyse thermodynamics principals for temperature, pressure, gas laws, thermal expansion, conservation of energy, change of phase, heating and thermal efficiency.
Apply thermodynamics principals to practical applications for refrigeration, heat exchanger, and solar collectors.
Calculate rates of heat transfer through multiple layers and combined modes.
Evaluate and compare the sources of energy in NZ including sustainability concepts.