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Principles of Energy Technology

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IST6001
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: ST 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2020-2021)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Ojanen, Jussi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001ST2018-3, ST2018-3A, ST2018-3B, ST2018-3C, ST2018-3D2020-08-24 – 2020-10-18Seppo MäkinenFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2021-2022.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the quantities and concepts of energy technology. (S)he understands the physical principles and practical restrictions of various energy production methods. The student is able to solve problems related with energy technology. In the laboratory of Physics, the student becomes familiar with equipment and measurements related with energy technology.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 28 h of contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Mechanics 1


Thermal energy, heat transfer (U-value, E-value, basics of heat exchangers, the equilibrium of temperature), basics of thermodynamics (laws of thermodynamics, processes of ideal gas), most important thermodynamic cycles (Carnot, Otto and Rankine cycles, heat pumps), different types of power plants, nuclear energy, wind energy and principles of solar energy.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Pentti Inkinen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 1, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava. Pentti Inkinen, Reijo Manninen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 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 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.
Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.
Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination (80%), homework exercises and laboratory work (20%). 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.

Further Information

Responsible organization: VAMK