MAST2018 - Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

-Heat transfer; heat transfer mechanisms, thermal transmittance, heat exchangers -Hydronic heating systems; energy sources, configuration, working principles, pipe sizing, pump capacity, expansion and safety systems, balancing, capacity control, shunt systems, heat storage, low temperature systems -District heating; heating plant, network, customer systems -Heat pumps; thermodynamics, components, working fluids, control, system solutions

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate has knowledge of -Heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation -Working principles of heat exchangers -Different hydronic heating system solutions, including low temperature systems -Relevant energy sources for hydronic heating systems -Expansion and safety systems for hydronic heating systems -Procedures for hydronic heating system balancing -District heating systems, including heat plants, networks and customer systems -Different systems solutions, components and working fluids for heat pump systems -Heat pump process control Skills The candidate can -Calculate thermal resistance and thermal transmittance for different constructions  -Calculate power and energy needs for heating/cooling -Size and construct hydronic heating systems -Size and construct heat pumps and cooling systems -Calculate the performance of different heat pump processes -Balance hydronic heating systems -Use digital tools for building performance simulation General competence The candidate can -Communicate with architects, building consultants and other stakeholders in the building industry regarding integration of heating/cooling systems in buildings -Assess the consequences of choice of energy sources and system solutions for heating/cooling systems -Communicate insight in opportunities and limitations regarding heating/cooling system alternatives to different stakeholders -Discuss opportunities for innovation and development within heating and cooling systems for buildings

Compulsory assignments

  • exercises
  • laboratory exercises
  • excursions / practical activities

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Heat Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-28 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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