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module is intended to allow students to acquire
a general understanding of the fundamentals of
engineering thermodynamics and applications of
its principles in building services engineering.
Focus is put on applications of the engineering
thermodynamics principles to analysis of the
engineering thermodynamic processes involved in
HVACR and other engineering systems. It intends
to enable students to apply the theories and
methods in the analysis and design of building
services engineering equipment and systems later
in the programme, in particular, in HVACR
Services, Pipeline and Fire Services, and
relevant modules in the third year and final
year studies. More efforts will be made in
refrigeration system analysis and experiments.
The environmental impacts of refrigerants are
also outlined to arouse the awareness of
students on these issues.
completion of this Module, students are expected
to be able to:
1. identify the implications of thermodynamic
laws and their applications to processes and
2. apply the knowledge of engineering
thermodynamics to analyse the heat, work
transfer and energy efficiency in engineering
thermodynamic processes of typical HVAC systems
and other heat engine cycles;
3. use the theory and methods of engineering
thermodynamics to calculate the refrigeration
4. analyse the performance of compressors and
select suitable compressors and refrigerants for
5. review the environmental effects of
refrigerant uses in refrigeration systems.
• Examination (40%)