Course syllabus

Heat Engineering

KET030, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: K3
Elective for: B4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The objective of the course is to acquire knowledge in heat transfer with technical applications, in thermal separation methods and in thermodynamics with application to important cooling and heating processes.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Heat exchangers. Calculation of heat transfer coefficients. Radiation. Boiling. Condensation. Unsteady state heat transfer. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. The heat engine cycle. Combustion. Gas turbine cycles. Refrigeration and heat pumps. Compressors. Energy conservation in separation processes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination as well as three project exercises presented in technical PM and participation in laboratory studies.

Code: 0105. Name: Compulsory Assignments.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all laboratory studies and project exercises is required.
Code: 0205. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0305. Name: Heat Engineering.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.


Required prior knowledge: KETF01 Transport Phenomena, Basic Course, and KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ola Wallberg,
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