Course syllabus

Heat Engineering

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

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

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


The aim of the course in heat engineering is to further develop students knowledge of heat exchange by going deeper in the systems for boiling and condensation, and by inserting heat exchange processes in larger process systems. A second objective of the course is to introduce a number of technically important energy conversion processes, such as combustion engines, steam turbines, gas turbines and compressors which chemical engineers in the process and energy industries come in contact with.

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.  Fundamentals of thermodynamics. The heat engine cycle. Combustion. Gas turbine cycles. Refrigeration and heat pumps. Compressors. Energy efficiency in thermal separation processes mainly distillation and evaporation.

Examination details

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

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


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ola Wallberg,
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