MJ3114 Heat Transfer 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (4.0 credits), P4 (3.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Björn Palm <bjorn.palm@energy.kth.se>

Intended learning outcomes

To broaden as well as deepening understanding in heat transfer and facilitate training in modeling and problem solving related to Heat Transfer.

Course main content

Basically following the text book (in seminars 2-5), i.e. conduction (1-3 dimensional, steady state and transient), convection (free and forced, interior and exterior, laminar and turbulent), falling films, condensation, evaporation/boiling, radiation, heat exchangers.
During seminars 6-8, students relate the course content to their PhD project.


Course is given in form of 8 seminars. During four seminars students are following theories of heat transfer from two books.  These seminars (2-5) are divided into two activities. In the first part of the seminar student is asked to prepare a lecture of a given topic from course literature from at least two different books. The comparison of the theory should highlight the similarities and differences of these two books. At the second part of the seminar the student presents two papers from literature which is related to the topic of his/her presentation. The seminars are compulsory.

During seminars 6-8, students are working with the application of heat transfer theory to their project. Also they are working on a conference or a journal paper. In seminars 6-8 students submit four pages report and a presentation related to the report into Bilda. Each topic project should be reviewed by another student. The content of seminars 6-8 is adapted to the special interests/needs of the attending students.

The course will be given every two years.


Doctoral student  admitted to postgraduate studies. 
Undergraduate course in heat transfer (MJ1401 or similar), thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.


Frank P. Incropera, David P. Dewitt, Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S. Lavine, Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer, Seventh Edition, John Willey & Sons, Inc.

Other similar books and handouts.


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 4.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Acctive participation in seminars (presentation and discussion). Approved home assignments, written exam.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Björn Palm (bjorn.palm@energy.kth.se)


Björn Palm <bjorn.palm@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.