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  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Last Update: Feb 03, 2024


  • £99.00
  • 35 Lesson
  • 5.00

About Course

Thermodynamics, a cornerstone of Chemical Engineering, can be a challenging yet fascinating subject. If you’ve found yourself grappling with its complexities, look no further. This course is meticulously designed to not only demystify thermodynamics but to equip you with the skills and knowledge essential for both theoretical understanding and practical application, with a spotlight on thermodynamic cycles.

From day one, immerse yourself in a comprehensive exploration of thermodynamics. This course is your key to unlocking a mastery that will set you on the path to becoming a successful Chemical Engineer.

What This Course Offers:

  1. System Definition and Key Variables: Gain expertise in defining a system and understanding key variables like density and specific gravity.
  2. Temperature and Pressure Scale Conversions: Confidently navigate and execute conversions on temperature and pressure scales.
  3. Energy Forms and Transfer: Understand the various forms of energy and how heat and work can be efficiently transferred.
  4. Reversible and Irreversible Processes: Differentiate between reversible and irreversible processes, a crucial understanding in thermodynamics.
  5. Entropy’s Role in Thermodynamic Cycles: Grasp the concept of entropy and its pivotal role in solving thermodynamic cycles.
  6. Ideal Gas Law Mastery: Familiarize yourself with the principles of the Ideal Gas Law for comprehensive thermodynamic analysis.
  7. Gas Cycles Understanding: Work fluently with gas cycles such as OTTO and Diesel, enhancing your practical knowledge.
  8. Gas Power Cycles Proficiency: Develop a working understanding of gas power cycles, including Carnot and Rankine cycles.
  9. Refrigeration Cycles Comprehension: Gain insights into refrigeration cycles and their applications in real-world scenarios.
  10. Pressure-Enthalpy Charts and COP Interpretation: Learn how to read and interpret pressure-enthalpy charts, unraveling the intricacies of Coefficient of Performance (COP).

Course Completion and Certification:

Experience a blend of enlightening video lessons, engaging video exercises, and downloadable PDFs enriched with additional questions and solutions. Evaluate your newfound understanding with a 10-question quiz; scoring a minimum of 70% will earn you a certificate—a testament to your dedication and proficiency in mastering thermodynamics.

Invest in Yourself, Shape Your Future—Become a Thermodynamics Expert in Chemical Engineering Today!

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Course Content

Section 1 Introduction:

  • Importance of Density & Specific Gravity
  • The Idea of Equilibrium
  • Exercise 1 Density & Specific Gravity
  • What are Process Cycles
  • Introduction to Steady Flow
  • Understanding the Temperature Scales
  • Understanding the Idea of Pressure
  • What are the Different Types of Energy
  • Energy Transfer by Heat
  • Energy Transfer by Work
  • The Energy Balance
  • Importance of Efficiencies
  • Introduction to Refrigeration & Heat Pumps
  • What are Reversible & Irreversible Reactions
  • Introduction to Entropy
  • The Ideal Gas Law
  • Isentropic Ideal Gas Systems
  • Additional Learning Material

Section 2 Thermodynamic Cycles

Course Assessment Quiz

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3 years ago
Excellent course, full of relevant information. The questions and solutions were very helpful and is something that brings everything together. Looking forward to my next course.
3 years ago
Cant fault this course, very relevant information, the diagrams, and equations are easy to read and follow. Money well spent!

A course by

Callum Russell
Callum Russell
Founder & Lecturer


  • Basic Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Basic Mass & Energy Balances


  • Chemical Engineering Students
  • Physics Students
  • Chemistry Students
  • Thermal Systems Engineer
  • Anyone Invested In Thermodynamics

Callum Russell is a Chemical Engineering and Project Management lecturer in the school of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of The West of Scotland. Having amassed over a decade of teaching experience within both the private and public education system, he brings a diverse and dynamic range of theoretical and practical knowledge across both Chemical Engineering and Project Management disciplines.