MAST2018 - Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

-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

The candidate has knowledge of
-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
The candidate c
-Calculate power and energy needs for heating/cooling
-Size and construct hydronic heating systems
-Size and construct hydronic 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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

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: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 2021-06-01
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU