F1D5302 Heat Transfer 7.5 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Related aspects of heat transfer are discussed with focus on:

  • Building ventilation
  • Air distribution in buildings
  • Heating/cooling in buildings 
  • Lighting (including daylighting)
  • Bio-climatic space-conditioning (natural ventilation, passive cooling/heating, daylighting)
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Overall building performance

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of this course is to provide a deeper physical and mathematical understanding of the heat transfer processes relevant to indoor environmental management in buildings (as well as related buiding services systems) with key focus on ventilation, heating/cooling and lighting. Relevant issues are discussed with the over-arching goal of achieving high energy efficiency, high indoor environmental quality and user satisfaction, as well as optimal overall building performance.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master of Science in Civil and Architectural Engineering or similar.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *


Examination *

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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.

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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Ivo Martinac

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 *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ivo Martinac (im@kth.se)

Supplementary information

This course has been discontinued and replaced with FAF3502 Heat Transfer 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings