Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the module Introduction to mechanics and thermodynamics or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about engineering thermodynamics, fundamental fluid flow and convective heat transfer
  • Have knowledge of heat conduction in terms of a thermal resistance network
  • Comprehend
    • Applied thermodynamics
    • Basic fluid flow
    • Basic convection
    • Heat conduction expressed as a thermal resistance network
    • Heat exchangers


  • Be able to apply thermodynamics to solve practical problems in engineering applications with digital tools
  • Be able to apply the energy equation on flows in tubes and components
  • Be able to apply simple fluid flow theory to analyse the fluid mechanical effects on objects surrounded by a fluid in motion
  • Be able to calculate heat transfer in thermal resistance networks
  • Be able to calculate convective heat transfer for both external and internal flows


  • Be able to apply the subject area in interdisciplinary collaboration with other subject areas
  • Be able to communicate the problem and solution to people without in-depth knowledge of the subject
  • Be able to interpret results and present main conclusions

Type of instruction

Lectures supported by self-study and/or study circles as well as e-learning activities.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examThermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTermodynamik, varmetransmission og strømningslære
Module codeN-EN-B3-4CZ
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science