Heat Transfer


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Introduction to mechanics and thermodynamics and Thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about classical heat transfer including natural convection, forced convection and radiation
  • Have knowledge about condensing, evaporation and boiling
  • Be able to understand the governing mechanisms in the abovementioned processes
  • Have an understanding of heat exchanger or cooling of electronic equipment


  • Be able to use fundamental heat conduction, transient heat conduction or numerical heat conduction in analysis and design of a thermal problem
  • Be able to calculate heat flux, stationary as well as transient, in multiple dimensions and complex geometries
  • Be able to dimension heat transfer processes considering thermomechanical effects


  • Have the ability to use the topic in interdisciplinary collaboration with other fields of research
  • Be able to select the best method of analysis for a heat transfer problem including the quality of the found solution
  • Be able to present the problem and the used method of solution to persons unfamiliar with the topic
  • Be able to interpret the result and present the overall conclusions

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with self-study and/or study circles and possibly e-learning.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examHeat Transfer
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Oral examination based on a mini project.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVarmetransmission
Module codeN-EN-B5-8A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science