MJ3116 Engineering Thermodynamics 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (3.0 credits), P4 (4.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

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 main content

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. 


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

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.


The undergraduate course in Applied thermodynamics MJ1112 or similar. Undergraduate courses in heat transfer and fluid mechanics.


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

Other books may be considered.  


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 5.0, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 2.5, grading scale: P, F

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.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Per Lundqvist (per.lundqvist@energy.kth.se)


Per Lundqvist <per.lundqvist@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.