Description of the structure of the atom with emphasis on the nucleus. Properties of subatomic particles. Nuclear reactions and nuclear fission. Neutron interactions. Energy resulting from nuclear reactions. Conversion of nuclear energy to thermal energy. Basic principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Nuclear reactors.

The application of fundamental concepts of Thermodynamics to the study of power and refrigeration cycles and combustion processes, introduction to gas dynamic concepts, non-reactive mixtures and psychrometrics

Discussions and presentations on topics related to Mechanical Engineering and research
projects developed by students of the graduate program.

Study of how concepts of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and compressible flow theory are applied to the analysis and design of aircraft jet engines. Analysis of gas turbine using jet engine familiarization, cycle analysis, propulsion and turbomachinery theories. Study of jet engine performance using energy budgets and its optimization in the jet engine cycle. Discussion of actual industry testing applications.

Experiments and projects in the Thermal Sciences discipline including the areas of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. Transducers, sensors and data acquisition systems are used to measure temperature, flow rate, pressure, voltage and electrical current in various systems and applications