Heating and Cooling Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based upon knowledge obtained at the 1st semester or equivalent.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must understand the basics of water and airflows
  • Must understand the physical properties and characteristics of liquids and gases
  • Must have knowledge on functional requirements regulations and standards regarding heating and cooling systems
  • Must be able to account in general for the system layout and control of heating and cooling systems
  • Must be able to explain pressure distribution closed pipe systems
  • Must have knowledge on sizing heating and cooling systems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to calculate the hydrostatic forces
  • Must be able to apply the continuity energy and momentum equations
  • Must be able to set up functional requirements for heating and cooling systems
  • Must be able to size heating and cooling systems
  • Must be able to carry out calculation of pressure losses for closed duct systems including pumps
  • Must be able to describe the control of the heating system


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to evaluate different system designs according to a specific building the energy consumption future-orientated maintenance and security of supplies
  • Must be able to discus and evaluate the optimal choice of heating and cooling systems

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examHeating and Cooling Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVarme- og køleteknik
Module codeB-BED-K2-12
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Building Energy Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science