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 calculate heat and energy balances in industrial reactors and processes,
calculate chemical equilibria between gas mixtures and pure substances and knows the energetic relations of chemical reactions, construct and apply various equilibrium and phase diagrams

Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.10.2024 - 02.12.2024

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 pure substances and energetics of chemical reactions and their reactions with simple gas mixtures. Applications of the developed skills to the industrial applications including heat/energy balances.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Tutorials and exercises

    Independent study and exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 24 h

    Tutorials 24 h 

    Independent studies 80 h

    Exam 4 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    D. Gaskell, Introduction to the thermodynamics of materials, 4. ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II