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.


Students are able to use simulation software to model and calculate complex power plants processes. Students understand basic simulation concepts and their possibilities and restrictions.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2024 - 29.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mika Järvinen

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:

    Different process simulation approaches.

    Creation of a process simulation model.

    Running the simulation model under various conditions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Obligatory simulation work or exercises reported and assessed. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 16h

    Excercises 8h

    Individual studying 111h

    Total = 135h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Compendium and other additional material. Software manuals.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (