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Marine Engineering

Thermodynamics and Ship Energy Management


  • Energy basics and measurement systems
  • Heat, heat balance, zero principal law of thermodynamics,
  • First law of thermodynamics, absolute work and internal energy, technical work and enthalpy,
  • Equation of state of ideal gases and specific heat,
  • Gas mixtures, Dalton's law,
  • Changes in the state of ideal gases,
  • The second major law of thermodynamics, circular processes (steam and cooling), reversibility and irreversibility of processes, entropy, loss of work,
  • Circular processes,
  • Humid air,
  • Aggregate transformations,
  • Evaluation of processes.
  • Heat transfer


Content according to IMO Model course 7.02:


  • Gas cycles/engine analysis
  • Properties of vapours
  • Steam cycles
  • Refrigeration
  • Combustion
  • Heat transfer
  • Air conditioning

Goals and competencies

The subject of TERMODINAMICS is in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention. Within the course student develops a critical and logical assessment of heat and work phenomena and prepares mathematical evaluation of practical problems and the application of the laws of thermodynamics in other professional subjects.


Special features: Implementation of learning content in accordance with the STCW Convention A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3 and IMO model course 7.04 and 7.02

Basic literature

  1. YA. Cengel, MA. Boles; Thermodynamics – an engineering approach  (lectures + solution manual), 2015
  2. SCHAUM's Outlines – Thermodynamics for engineers, 2014