Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (ME4153)


Thermodynamics - II (ME-2123)

Heat & Mass Transfer (ME-3133)

Recommended Book(s)

Heating, Ventilating, And Air Conditioning: Analysis And Design, 6th Edition By McQuiston, Parker And Spitler

Reference Book(s)

Heating And Cooling Of Buildings, 2nd Edition By Kreider, Curtiss & Rabl, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook

Course Objectives

This course in an introduction to the design of thermal systems for indoor climate control. The concepts, design, application and control of HVAC and Refrigeration are introduced through the use of fundamentals of thermo-fluids. The course is designed to provide a balance among theory and practical design principles and to introduce the students with real world problems of HVAC design and applications.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO-1: Apply basic principles of thermodynamics on processes and systems of air-conditioning. (C3)
CLO-2: Identify the parameters involved in human comfort and health. (C4)
CLO-3: Design the solution by applying the skills gained to estimate the space heating and cooling loads. (C6)

Course Contents

  • Review of thermodynamic processes in buildings
  • Introduction and fundamental physical concepts
  • Air-conditioning systems
  • Moist air properties and conditioning processes
  • Comfort and health
  • Heat transmission in building structures
  • Space heat load analysis
  • Solar radiation
  • Cooling load analysis
  • Fluid flow, pumps, and piping design
  • Fans and building air duct design
  • Refrigeration

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)




PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)



PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)




PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)




PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)




PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)




PLO:8 (Ethics)




PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)




PLO:10 (Communication)




PLO:11 (Project Management)




PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs




Assignments (15%)




Quizzes (10%)




Term Project (05%)




Midterm Exam (20%)




Final Exam (50%)