Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student is able to:

- Describe technical fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Describe general characteristics of different pressure mediums

- Analyze the behavior of pressure and flow in hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Describe the operation and control of hydraulic and pneumatic components, the factors affecting to the operation, and the effect of the components to the system

- Understand the factors which affect the energy consumption of hydraulic systems and how the energy efficiency can be enhanced by changes in system parameters and architectures

- Simulate basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems using software packages

- Calculate and analyze hydraulic and pneumatic systems and to draw up diagrams

- Calculate the characteristics/properties of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems

- Analyze operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Analyze and draw up diagrams of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Build simple hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Document hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2022 - 18.03.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jyrki Kajaste, Matti Pietola

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    General knowledge of fluid power systems

    Theoretical background (hydrostatics and hydrodynamics)

    Fluids used in fluid power systems

    Basic components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems


    Seals and sealing

    Systems and energy efficiency

    Modeling and simulation (basics for the Research tasks)

    Measurements and analysis (for Laboratory exercises)

    System construction

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Two research assignments, group work (2 x 45 %)

    One individual research assignments (10 %)

    Voluntary calculation exercises (bonus points)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr

    Lectures 28 h (2 x 2 h / week)

    Laboratory work 6 h (3 x 2 h)

    Simulation work 8 h (4 x 2 h)

    Voluntary calculation exercises 12 h (6 x 2 h)

    Autonomous studying and working on research assignments 81 - 93 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Announced separately

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
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    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

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    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.