About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the prerequisites for taking this course?
An introductory background (high school or first year college level) in chemistry, physics, and calculus will help you be successful in this class.
What will this class prepare me for in the academic world?
Thermodynamics is required for many follow-on courses, like heat transfer, internal combustion engines, propulsion, and gas dynamics to name a few.
What will this class prepare me for in the real world?
Energy is one of the top challenges we face as a global society. Energy demands are deeply tied to the other major challenges of clean water, health, and poverty. Understanding how energy systems work is key to understanding how to meet all these needs around the world. Because energy demands are only increasing, this course also provides the foundation for many rewarding professional careers.
Will this class count for credit at my home institution?
That question can only be answered by your academic office at your home institution.