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Does thermodynamics have any use in civil engineering? View All
I was wondering if thermodynamics is useful in civil engineering. The civil engineering department at my school no longer requires me to take thermodynamics and will substitute a technical elective. Should I still take thermodynamics or go with the technical elective?

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If your focus is Structural Engineering, then yes, thermodynamics is applicable , especially in the case of structures in extreme environments.

Having said that, most things you would learn in a thermodynamics course would be of little use to you outside of a structural focus. So if you are not doing anything related to structural engineering, I would go for the technical elective.

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Yes it does, it gives you a general idea of the open and closed systems, and the mass properties you might apply to any kind of construction project.

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