Training Course - Introduction to Thermodynamics

General Objectives of the Course

The course aims to provide the fundamental concepts of Thermodynamics to an
audience with higher education (secondary school teachers, directors of industrial units), as a way to quickly (re)place them on the scientific level allowing to discuss and understand in depth the main topics related to energy and heat transfer issues.

Admission Requirements

Holders of academic, scientific, or professional curriculum whose merit is recognized by the course coordination to attest the capacity to complete the course.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese or English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Final grading: 0 to 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Acquisition of basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer
and heat transport processes.
Capacity to search and use bibliography, organising a consistent set of information relative to the referred area.
Ability to solve problems, including the development of mathematical competences appropriate to that purpose.
Competence in information management.
Competence in critical reasoning.
Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice.
Competence in solving problems.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Rules of creation and operation of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra.

Study Programme

Introduction to Thermodynamics

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Trimester(s)

ECTS Credits: 2.0


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