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About the Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles you will ever learn - Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form. We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to insulated coffee mugs. More specifically, we will cover the topics of mass and energy conservation principles; first law analysis of control mass and control volume systems; properties and behavior of pure substances; and applications to thermodynamic systems operating at steady state conditions. COURSE FORMAT The class consists of lecture videos, which average 8 to 12 minutes in length. The videos include integrated In-Video Quiz questions. There are also quizzes at the end of each section, which include problems to practice your analytical skills that are not part of video lectures. There are no exams. GRADING POLICY Each question is worth 1 point. A correct answer is worth +1 point. An incorrect answer is worth 0 points. There is no partial credit. You can attempt each quiz up to three times every 8 hours, with an unlimited number of total attempts. The number of questions that need to be answered correctly to pass are displayed at the beginning of each quiz. Following the Mastery Learning model, students must pass all 8 practice quizzes with a score of 80% or higher in order to complete the course. ESTIMATED WORKLOAD If you follow the suggested deadlines, lectures and quizzes will each take approximately ~3 hours per week each, for a total of ~6 hours per week. TARGET AUDIENCE Basic undergraduate engineering or science student. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - What are the prerequisites for taking this course? An introductory background (high school or first year college level) in chemistry, physics, and calculus will help you be successful in this class. -What will this class prepare me for in the academic world? Thermodynamics is a prerequisite for many follow-on courses, like heat transfer, internal combustion engines, propulsion, and gas dynamics, to name a few. -What will this class prepare me for in the real world? Energy is one of the top challenges we face as a global society. Energy demands are deeply tied to the other major challenges of clean water, health, food resources, and poverty. Understanding how energy systems work is key to understanding how to meet all these needs around the world. Because energy demands are only increasing, this course also provides the foundation for many rewarding professional careers....

Top reviews


Jul 24, 2019

Great course. But I was also hoping to get an in-depth analytical understanding of the second law of thermodynamics and the zeroth law as well. But I really enjoyed it and definitely learned a lot.


May 08, 2020

Margaret mam has done excellent job. Nicely designed the contents and videos were really helpful to solve the questions in the assignments.Thanks to mam. and Please Add course on Heat Transfer.

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By ikechukwu c o

Jul 27, 2020

Interesting and taught with class

By Lakshit P

Jul 27, 2020

Great material, great instructor.


Jun 07, 2020

Really worth doing this course!!!

By Elie S

Apr 23, 2020

Very important course , Thank you


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By Jaime M

Sep 15, 2017

Basic, but really good explained!

By Geya K

Apr 26, 2017

this is a great course i loved it

By Venkatesan J

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent Course and Instructors

By Rahul N

Jun 22, 2020

I'm very happy with this course.


Apr 28, 2020

Very use full leaning the course

By Sourav M

May 08, 2020

This is course very intresting.


May 01, 2020

Excellent course for beginners.

By Fayyad O A

Sep 05, 2020

good information and knowledge

By Kapil D

Jul 03, 2020

The course was really amazing.

By Aman S

Sep 09, 2019

great course with great mentor

By Emilio Y H

Jan 10, 2019

Very complete and explicative

By Mohamed I S

Jun 15, 2020

Great Course

Great Instructor


May 14, 2020

Very nicely organized course

By Bharath K

May 11, 2020

It's very useful to students

By Mattheus N S

Mar 15, 2020


By Bhupendra S R

Mar 20, 2019

good learning and skill full

By Asrina Y

Aug 09, 2020

it was very helpful for me.

By Dilini S A

Jun 28, 2020

Best course I ever followed

By yenireddy s

May 22, 2020

Good learning opportunities


Apr 21, 2020

Very nicely designed course