Course Description

Thermodynamics, ENGR 130

Fundamentals of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and entropy. Equations of state and thermodynamic properties, with engineering applications.

Key Information

Credit: 0 quarter units / 0 semester units credit
UC Merced, Engineering

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: UCI - MAE 91

UC Los Angeles:
Major Requirement: Satisfies upper division credit

UC Merced:
Major Requirement: Common Core course for most Engineering Majors

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
Unit Credit

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
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Prerequisites

CHEM 002 UG C- OR APCH 5 OR CHEM 002H UG C- AND MATH 023 UG C- OR MATH 023H UG C- AND MATH 024 UG C- AND PHYS 009 UG C- OR PHYS 009H UG C-

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

Exams:
The date and time of the midterm and final exams are posted in the syllabus (link available above). All UC Merced students and those cross-campus students who wish to travel to UC Merced will take the exam in SSB170 at the specified time. For other cross-campus students who cannot make it to UCMerced to take the exams, you will need to identify and arrange to take the exams at an approved test center near you on the same day and time as the exams are offered on campus. Further info will be provided by the professor. The instructor will send a copy of the exam to your local test center. Nominal fee may apply. Alternatively, you may request to take the exam through online proctoring service like ProctorU. Students are responsible for the fees associated with taking exams outside of UC Merced.

Course Creator

Po-Ya (Abel) Chuang
Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang is an Assistant Professor in School of Engineering at University of California, Merced. His research interests include fuel cell, water electrolysis, thermal management, loop heat pipe, two-phase heat transfer and fluid flow, and porous material. Prof. Chuang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In 2003, he received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. In 2004, Prof. Chuang led research projects at Penn State as a Postdoctoral Scholar to study water distribution in a PEM fuel cell using neutron radiography sponsored by both General Motors and Toyota Motors. Between 2005 and 2011, Prof. Chuang worked at the fuel cell laboratory in General Motors leading efforts in material development, cell integration, and stack diagnostic. After 2011, Prof. Chuang has been dedicated to his fuel cell research work in the academia. He has experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of thermal, fluids, and electrochemistry related courses.
Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang is an Assistant Professor in School of Engineering at University of California, Merced. His research interests include fuel cell, water electrolysis, thermal management, loop heat pipe, two-phase heat transfer and fluid flow, and porous material. Prof. Chuang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In ...

Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang is an Assistant Professor in School of Engineering at University of California, Merced. His research interests include fuel cell, water electrolysis, thermal management, loop heat pipe, two-phase heat transfer and fluid flow, and porous material. Prof. Chuang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In 2003, he received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. In 2004, Prof. Chuang led research projects at Penn State as a Postdoctoral Scholar to study water distribution in a PEM fuel cell using neutron radiography sponsored by both General Motors and Toyota Motors. Between 2005 and 2011, Prof. Chuang worked at the fuel cell laboratory in General Motors leading efforts in material development, cell integration, and stack diagnostic. After 2011, Prof. Chuang has been dedicated to his fuel cell research work in the academia. He has experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of thermal, fluids, and electrochemistry related courses.

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