The two-semester Thermodynamics course is the traditional one-year course offered at practically every university in the world to second-year (sophomore) or third-year (junior) students majoring in either chemisry or chemical engineering.  As various topics in Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics naturally overlap, Thermodynamics includes elements of that subject.

At the Shenkar College, Thermodynamics 1 is taught in the second (spring) semester for second-year students and Thermodynamics 2 is given in the following first (fall) semester of the third year.  Each semester is about 14 weeks long.  The lecture part of the course consists of a weekly lecture meeting for 2 academic hours accompanied by a one-hour recitation meeting (תירגול) per week.  Each semester grants the student 2.5 credit points out of a total of 161 points required for graduating the four-year program with a B. Sc. (“Bachelor of Science”) degree in Chemical Engineering.