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Basics of Energy Technology

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IRTP0503
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2016-2017)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Toimela, Tuomo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2016-2017

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
7I-RT-3N2017-01-09 – 2017-03-05Tuomo ToimelaFinnish2016-12-12 – 2017-01-16
8I-EY-2V, I-RT-2V2017-03-06 – 2017-04-30Tuomo ToimelaFinnish2016-12-12 – 2017-01-16

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2018-2019.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims at understanding the physical background of different kinds of energy production technologies, including those of the future. After the course, the student knows the principles of fluid statics and dynamics. (S)he becomes familiar with the laws of thermodynamic and thermodynamic cycles, as well as the energy production techniques based on these. With the help of the course, the student understands the most common phenomena of atomic physics and nuclear physics. The student becomes familiar with the quantities and units related with radioactivity. In addition to theoretical studies, the student can make laboratory exercises related with energy technology, analyse the obtained results and make error analysis for the data.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 81 h, which contains 51 h of contact studies. The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Physics of Heat and Wave Motion.


Pressure, fluid dynamics, wind energy and solar energy, laws of thermodynamic, thermodynamic cycles, basics of quantum physics, photon, Bohr's atomic model, applications of atomic physics, nucleus, radioactivity and its technical applications, nuclear energy.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Pentti Inkinen, Reijo Manninen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 1 ja 2, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination, homework exercises and laboratory work. A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and (s)he must complete all the associated experiments in the laboratory of Physics, as well as write two reports on the measurements.