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4 Credits
Winter term

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ME 332 or ME 332H
Nordica MacCarty
312 Rogers Hall

Course Description

An intermediate heat transfer course seeking to lay a foundation for determining the heating and cooling characteristics with a variety of modern and classical processes. Included is design of multi-component heat transfer systems. Lecture, 110 minutes twice per week.


  • Transient conductive heat transfer
  • Impingement cooling
  • Micro scale heat transfer
  • Natural convection
  • Boiling heat transfer
  • Condensation
  • Radiation (diffuse gray)

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Use the basic conservation equations to formulate heat transfer problems including multi-mode situations including conduction, convection and/or radiation.
  2. Solve multi-mode heat transfer problems based on identified and assessed assumptions and conditions.
  3. Combine heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, as needed, to assess more complex systems and their components.