TEP4130 - Heat and Mass Transfer


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course will give an introductory treatment of the governing laws for heat and mass transfer. The following topics are covered: Steady state and transient heat conduction, fundamentals and engineering treatment of convection heat and mass transfer, heat transfer with phase change (boiling/condensation), radiation heat transfer and heat exchangers. Both analytical and numerical solution methods are presented.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides the student with knowledge about: - Basic heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and radiation). - Heat transfer by conduction in solids for steady-state and transient conditions. - Heat transfer by convection in closed conduits and on external surfaces. - Heat transfer by thermal radiation. - Convective mass transfer. - Friction and pressure loss in boundary layer flows in closed conduits and external surfaces. - Heat transfer with phase change (boiling and condensation). –The course gives the student insight about: - Boundary layer flow, laminar and turbulent flows. - Heat exchangers: Working principles and basic geometries. Skills: The course should enable the student to: - Calculate heat transfer by conduction, convection and thermal radiation for practical situations. - Analyze and calculate heat transfer in complex systems involving several heat transfer mechanisms. - Calculate mass transfer by analogy to heat transfer. - Perform thermal- hydraulic calculations of heat exchangers. General competence: The course should give the student: - Basic competence related to other courses involving thermal energy systems and processes. - Skills in analyzing and calculating heat transfer in complex. problems and heat transfer equipment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, ordinary exercises, computer exercises and laboratory exercises. A minimum of 75% of the ordinary and computer exercises and minimum 50% of the laboratory exercises must be accepted. Ca 2 mid-term tests may be arranged, each being credited as 2 approved exercises, if approved. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, laboratory work

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

Will be published at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1033 7.5
TMAK2007 3.7 AUTUMN 2018
KP3150 3.7 AUTUMN 2020
FENA2010 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
FENG2010 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
FENT2010 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Thermal Energy
  • Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Heat and Combustion 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 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
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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