Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 09.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Daniel Lindberg

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Daniel Lindberg:

050 516 4037

Kemistintie 1, Espoo

Chemistry building

Room F304

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student can:
understand the structure of a thermochemical solver (Gibbs energy minimiser),
evaluate experimental solution data and use the Calphad method,
do equilibrium simulations in multicomponent heterogeneous systems

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thermodynamics of solution phases and their analytical forms in condensed systems, use and development of analytical descriptions for solution phases, applications of Gibbs energy minimisation techniques for the chemical simulations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tutorials and guided assessments in a computer class

Project work in groups from a selected topic

Independent study and exam

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

•Examination (50%)
•Project work
(á 25%=2x25%=50%)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 12 h

Tutorials 36 h

Project (home) work 25 h

Independent (group) studies 62 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Lectures 12 h (6 x 2 h)

Tutorials 36 h (6 x 6 h) 

Project (home) work 25 h

Independent (group) studies 62 h

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Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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