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FMJ3116 Engineering Thermodynamics 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMJ3116 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The laws of thermodynamics, systems & general relationships, Classical thermodynamics with applications in energy technology, and Cycles. Control volumes and Units, Pure substance behavior, Energy transfers, Energy equation for a control mass, Energy equation for a control volume, Classical second law of thermodynamics, Entropy for a control mass, Entropy equation for a control volume, Exergy analysis, Power and refrigeration systems-with phase change, Power and refrigeration systems-gaseous working fluids, Ideal gas mixtures, Thermodynamic property relations, Combustion, Phase and chemical equilibrium, compressible flow. 

Intended learning outcomes

To broaden as well as deepening understanding in the field of thermodynamics and facilitate training in modeling and problem solving related to engineering thermodynamics.

Course disposition

The course is given in the form of 8 seminars. During these seminars students present thermodynamic theory and various concepts are discussed. 

Students can chose to be examined by developing a conference or a journal publication. Each topic project should be reviewed by another student. Presence during the seminar is compulsory.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Applied thermodynamics, or equivalent.
Courses in heat transfer and fluid mechanics (first cycle).

Recommended prerequisites

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Fundamentals of thermodynamics,Claus Borgnakke R.E Sonntag, Seventh Edition, John Wiley and Sons.

Other books may be considered.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Accepted journal or conference paper, approved lecture presentation, passed report and presentation at seminar 6-8 and active participation during all course activities.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FMJ3116

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Lundqvist (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Energy Technology