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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 Pedro F

Mar 29, 2021

Excelente contenido, buenas explicaciones, buenos medios y libros de apoyo.


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.

By Santosh11 S

May 6, 2021

one of the best instructor in Coursera

she makes the learning very easy

By Moataz S M

Jan 27, 2019

It's a fantastic course really fantastic.thanks a mil for all of you.

By sabir h

Nov 15, 2018

Excellent experience to learn this course.

Thanks to subject teacher.

By Fatih D E

Oct 2, 2020

Thanks for everything . I am so glad to take this course from you .

By Sujal P

Aug 11, 2020

It is the best platform for learning and excellent course provided.

By Vishal M A

May 19, 2020

Speaker has awesome knowledge of subject as well as explained well.

By Sama A

Sep 23, 2020

Great teacher , would appreciate more related courses for students

By Carolyn L

May 28, 2020

Great class, I've learned so much and the instructor is fantastic.

By Omar H

Nov 10, 2017

Great course. Heaps of fun, good assignments, good intro to thermo


Dec 2, 2020

Learning was never so fun! Really enjoyed each and every concept.

By Yaren N Y

Nov 24, 2020

Love the course and the instructor was the best!

Thanks very much.

By Shubhankar S

Jul 1, 2020

Great instructor and great course contents made it worth studying

By Karan K

Jun 21, 2020

A good course that gives a thorough understanding of the subject.

By Yashpal K

Jun 2, 2020

You will have an extra interest to explore. teachings is the best