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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 that the students will learn the fundamentals of heat transfer and thermodynamics.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to 1- understand basic concepts in thermodynamics 2- understand different modes of heat transfer 3- do simple theoretical analysis of heat exchangers.

Course contents

* Introduction to thermodynamic concepts * General energy analysis * Properties of pure substances * Energy Analysis of closed systems * Energy analysis of open systems * The second law of thermodynamics * Introduction to heat transfer, conduction convection and radiation * One-Dimensional, steady state conduction * Heat exchanger analysis

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Algebra & Trigonometry, Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics

Previous course names

Heat Transfer

Recommended or required reading

Heat and Mass Transfer by Yunus A. Cengel (any edition)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 75 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 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-)

Assessment requirements

Course exam


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Given on ARBS website

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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