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 can: understand the structure of a thermochemical solver (Gibbs energy minimiser), understand thermodynamic models of solutions, evaluate experimental solution data and , do equilibrium simulations in multicomponent heterogeneous systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2024 - 20.02.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Aromaa, Daniel Lindberg

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:


    Project work in groups from a selected topic

    Independent study and exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 12 h

    Tutorials 24 h

    Project (group) work 24 h

    Independent studies 70 h

    Exam 4 h 


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.