Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of engineering thermodynamics. It highlights the essential topics such as thermodynamic properties and laws and its application to the design of thermal systems. It is also a useful bridging course for prospective students for the Bachelor of Engineering programmes at NTU and NUS.

*Certificate of Completion will be issued basing on given criteria. Please take ​all the required online tests and score at least 60% each.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 

  1. Understand the fundamental definitions and terminologies used in the study of engineering thermodynamics
  2. Use thermodynamics tables to obtain the properties of pure substances
  3. Apply the first law of thermodynamics to engineering systems
Unit 1 : Introductory concepts of thermodynamics 

Unit 2 : State postulate, temperature and the Zeroth Law

Unit 3 : Concept of a pure substance and phase change processes

Unit 4 : Property tables and the ideal gas equation of state

Unit 5 : Heat and work

Unit 6 : First law of thermodynamics and its application

NSFs and Working Professionals

Standard Course Fee: S$222.10

All fees stated are inclusive of 8% GST