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, students will understand the basic theory of thermodynamics, its logical structure and concepts, and know the basics of heat transfer theory.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 08.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Martti Larmi

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:

    The basic laws of thermodynamics and their basic equations. Thermodynamic analysis of thermal and flow equipment. Basic phenomena of heat transfer theory and simple heat transfer calculations. 

    After completing the course, students will have an overview of the basic ideas and applications of thermodynamic analysis in various fields of technology according to modern research.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Grade Assessment: The grade for this course will be based on the number of achieved points. You can achieve a maximum of 100 points and the points will be distributed as follows:

    Period IV

    1. Presence in lectures: There are 12 lectures scheduled. No points for presence but highly recommended.
    2. Learning exercise: There are 6 learning exercises scheduled which are compulsory to attend; five for Thermodynamics and one for Heat Transfer. You will have one week after each exercise to submit a solution via MyCourses, the six submissions will contribute 50% to your grade. An additional consultation session with the instructors is scheduled in the same week the specific learning exercise is given.

    Period V

    Each student will need to join a group of 3-5 members and learn how to use thermodynamics and heat transfer principles to solve the practical

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning activity

    Workload (hours)


    Activated lectures



    Additional reading materials


    Preparing for the lectures.

    Learning Exercises


    48 hours of learning exercises and 24 consultation sessions (3for thermodynamics and 3 for heat transfer).

    Learning Exercises deliverables


    student submissions

    Project work (contact teaching)


    Includes advisor consultation sessions + presentations.

    Project work


    Student group work

    Self-studying and reflection



    In total


    5 cr (27 each)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (