An Introduction to Heat Transfer

The essential course for understanding the Mechanics of Heat
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (330 ratings)
5,662 students
An Introduction to Heat Transfer
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (330 ratings)
5,662 students
Understand and calculate the three modes of Heat Transfer
Understand how heat transfer effects the design of objects from homes to satellites
How heat loss can be prevented


  • Interest in science/engineering will be helpful. Ability to solve mathematical equations is a requisit

The course will cover the three modes of heat transfer namely conduction, convection and radiation in detail. These modes will be explained through descriptions and illustrations. The underlying equations that  define these phenomenon will also be explained in an easy to understand manner.

The last section of the course will explore some interesting examples of Heat transfer from everyday life to engineering. The way heat is managed by entities from animals to satellites will be looked at in detail.

This course will provide several golden nuggets of information to those who are interested in finding out how the thermal mechanics of this world work. It will also provide a head start to students who are due to study heat transfer as part of their engineering curriculum. For students who have struggled with this subject, this course will aim to build and solidify core concepts.  

The course is made up of written lectures, Power points,  videos and downloadable pdfs. Notes will be provided and tutorials will be given on solving mathematical problems. Almost 30 minutes of videos will be included. 

If you are dissatisfied with the course, your money will be refunded. 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students generally interested in Science or studying Engineering. This course will have mathematical calculation in addition to the underlying theory.
  • Anyone looking to study Thermodynamics should not take this course as that is a separate subject
Course content
7 sections • 19 lectures • 1h 11m total length
  • Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Engineering Applications of Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer Introduction Quiz
    2 questions
  • Introduction to Conduction
  • Details on Conduction
  • Resistance to Conduction
  • Calculating Conduction
  • Conduction Tutorial
  • Conduction Quiz
    3 questions
  • Introduction to Convection
  • Futher Details on Convection
  • Resistance to Convection
  • Natural Convection and Forced Convection
  • Calculating Convection
  • Convection Tutorial
  • Convection Quiz
    2 questions
  • Introduction to Radiation
  • Resistance to Radiative heat tranfer
  • Calculating Radiation
  • Radiation Tutorial
  • Radiation Quiz
    2 questions
  • Some interesting examples of Heat Transfer from mother nature and Engineering
  • Conclusions from the course
  • Bonus Question
    1 question

Lecturer: Engineer : Published Author
Haroon Junaidi
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 488 Reviews
  • 6,335 Students
  • 5 Courses

I graduated as a  Mechanical Engineer in 2001 and since then have had a split career. I have worked both in the industry and taught in the academia. This has helped me marry the practicality of work place to the thoroughness of academic study. 

I enrolled as a PhD  student in 2004 (Edinburgh, UK) and completed my doctorate in  2007 in Renewable Energy (Solar Thermal)

Since then I have in my spare time conducted numerous workshops on Renewable Energy and have been an instructor for Engineers without Borders. I have taught budding Engineers both at college and University. I am a published author of two books. 

Teaching is my passion alongside solving  engineering challenges that can make a difference to humanity