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Before choosing course

The course deals with physical processes in installation systems and fundamentals about design and dimensioning of installations for heating, ventilation, sanitary and electricity in buildings. Examples of simple systems are given.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AF1501 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Needs and comfort for the human. Indoor climate.

Performance requirements.

Heat exchangers. Convective heat transfer. Heat and mass transfer.

Moist air.

Heating systems. Pipe systems. Heaters. Heat balance of rooms.

Ventilation systems. Air exchange. Duct systems. Function of supply and extract air systems.

Electrical systems. Distribution, safety and planning. Electricity at the construction site. Electrical motors. Installations for telecommunication

Sanitary systems.

Acoustics in building services engineering.

Tunnel ventilation

Intended learning outcomes

The course will give knowledge about the fundamental conditions for good function of the installations and knowledge about simple systems and components for heating, ventilation, electricity and sanitary installations.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Building Materials and Building Physics

Recommended prerequisites

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Compendiums in Building Services Engineering. In Swedish.

The literature might be completed during the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN1; 4,5 cr)
Exercises (ÖVN1; 3 cr)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Building Services Engineering, Advanced Course