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.


- assess thermal and moisture performances of buildings
- evaluate moisture safety of building enclosure
- identify building physics problems and provide relevant solutions
- know building design requirements regarding to heat, moisture, air and other serviceability issues

Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.04.2023 - 09.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Xiaoshu Lu

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:

    - Overview of Heat and Moisture Transfer
    - Heat Moisture and Air Transfer in Building Enclosure and Whole Building
    - Moisture Management and Control
    - Energy and Moisture Simulation and Enclosure Design
    - Building Physics Performance Criteria
    - Codes and Standards

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment (scale 0-5) based on exam (80%), computer assignment (10%), and exercises (10%).

    Mandatory for admission to the final exam:

    - minimum 0% attendance to the lectures
    - minimum 50% of the exercises and 50% of the computer assignment
    - oral preliminary examination may be required for specific circumstances

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures: 24 h (2 x 2 h/week, 6 weeks)
    In-class exercises: 16 h (2 x 2 h/week, 4 weeks)
    Home exercises: 16 h
    Computer assignment: 10 h
    Seminar: 8 h
    Examination: 4 h
    Self-Study: 50 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (