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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 23, 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.

Feb 24, 2021

Courses from the University of Michigan are always awesome. Hats off to Margaret Wooldridge, mam. Thank you so much, Coursera and the University of Michigan for making this outstanding experience.

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By Cecilia S N M

Mar 30, 2020

The course was superb, the professor is very patient and knows pretty well the subject.

By Paula

Apr 26, 2018

I really enjoyed this course. The teacher is awesome. I strongly recommend this course!

By G D K

May 6, 2020

Wonderful course provided by University of Michigan and extremely talented professors

By Viraj M

Apr 15, 2020

Prof Wooldridge was awesome, got to learn many new concepts. It was a good experience

By Joseph C A

Jul 27, 2020

Very helpful tool to learn and understand Thermodynamics. It was a very great help.

By sai a a

Jun 24, 2020

It is really a effective and interactive course.I have learnt much from the course

By Himanshu T

Dec 9, 2016

i find this course so useful, so now i can better let students to understand well.

By Aniket H S

Aug 11, 2020

This course cleard lot of thermodynamics concepts.i am very happy to complete it.

By Elias J A V

Aug 23, 2019

such an amazing course, well taught and very important in all engineering fields.

By Osama S

Sep 28, 2020

I learned alot from it and it was a pretty comprehensive things in simple words.

By Andrés F L R

Apr 21, 2020

Excelente curso. Excelente contenido, excelente metodología y excelente docente.

By Shivansh N

Jun 8, 2020

Great course learned so many new things which will surely help me in my future.

By Justin N S

Jun 7, 2020

Great course covering the introductory topics of thermodynamics in great detail

By Pisavadia P A

Dec 12, 2020

Great Explanation. Just need to add more Examples to solve and in more Depth.

By Nicholas H

Jul 24, 2020

Great introduction to thermo, good practical knowledge, and good instructor!


Dec 1, 2020

This Course was awesome, creative and very helpful for my academic carrier

By Kevin A G A

Nov 9, 2020

buena infomacion, ,muchos temas, ejercicios y aplicaciones en el mundo real

By Akash A

Jun 13, 2020

Very thankful of Prof. Margaret Wooldridge and Coursera for great Learning.

By Poojitheswari.G

Jun 18, 2020

It is a nice and useful session and I learnt new things about these course

By Aaruni S

Apr 7, 2019

It's an amazing course. The jet engine and that I.C. engine was very good.

By Sachin K

Sep 12, 2020

Very Knowledgeable. Expecting similar course for Heat and Mass Transfer.

By Oscar S J

Oct 8, 2017


By Mohammed A B

Aug 12, 2020

I did not have received a certificate .Although i completed this course


Feb 24, 2020

very effective and valuable course for a thermal engineering graduates.

By Mayank s

Aug 27, 2017

It was very nice takes you to the in depth knowledge of thermodynamics.