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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to gain an understanding
on how heat pumps and air conditioning systems are
used in buildings.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to:
- Understand terminology, standards and
stipulations related to cooling systems
- Understand basic processes in cooling
systems, thermodynamics and the Carnot-process
- Know dimensioning criteriass for cooling
- Know dimensioning criteriass for heat pumps
- Know which energy sources are most suitable
for different heat pump-systemss

Course contents

Air-conditioning systems
Heat pumps

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

All material will be distributed to Itslearning
Lämpöpumppujen energialaskentaopas 3.10.2012

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 105 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


Wiik Niklas


Roos Kim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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