Course syllabus

Heat Engineering

KETF30, 7.5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2024-04-17
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Technology Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: K3
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

Judgement and approach
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 - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination.Project assignments presented in written reports, laboratory assignments and study visit. The grade is based on the written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Heat Engineering.
Credits: 6.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0217. Name: Compulsory Assignments.
Credits: 1.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Active participation in project assignments and peer review of written reports.
Code: 0317. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 0.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Active participation in laboratory assignments. Study visit.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: KET030

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Course coordinator: Ola Wallberg,
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