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MJ2443 Heating, Cooling and Indoor Climate 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2443 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Main subjects that are treated in the course are:

Various types of buildings and their energy use. Conventional heating and cooling system in buildings. Current and new technology for heat and cold. Concepts and design details for heat pumping technology (steam compression systems). Components for heat pump systems. Simulation tools for cold and heat calculations in buildings. Calculation tools for heating and cooling system. Analysis of energy performance for heating and cooling systems in buildings.

Intended learning outcomes

To pass the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the indoor climate requirements for thermal comfort.
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations for building
  • Describe the principles of heat pumping technologies for heating and cooling in buildings.
  • Identify the main differences between the various energy system solutions for buildings.
  • Explain the functions of the main components in the heating and cooling systems.
  • Using given principle and tools, solve and analyze basic problems within the heating and cooling in buildings.

In order to achieve higher grades, the student should also be able to:

  • Using given principle and tools, solve and analyze advanced problems within the heating and cooling in buildings.
  • Use ideas and knowledge from this course to design new highly efficient energy systems for buildings.
  • Improve on the existing and conventional energy solutions for buildings.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. Preferrably with knowledge in applied thermodynamics (example MJ1112, 9 credits) and heat transfer (example MJ1401, 6 credits).

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

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


  • INL1 - Written Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Lessons, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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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Course web MJ2443

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology and Health

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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