Course detail

Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

FSI-0KTAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the construction of the modern refrigeration systems and heat pumps. It discusses the particular design of the individual components, their location in real devices and their influence on system behavior. It also addresses legislation, operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems and heat pumps, including safe handling of refrigerants.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with the operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems and heat pumps. The course provides students with a good background for passing the certification exam according to Commission Regulation (EC) 303/2008.


Physics, basics of electrical engineering, works with PC


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is awarded for active participation in exercises and laboratory measurements.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with current trends in the design of refrigeration systems and heat pumps, the requirements for their operation and maintenance.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in the exercises is voluntary.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2012, 181 s. (CS)
KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika II. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2015, 167 s. (CS)
ŽERAVÍK, Antonín. Stavíme tepelné čerpadlo: [návratnost i za jeden rok]. 1. vyd. Přerov: Antonín Žeravík, 2003, 311 s. ISBN 80-239-0275-x. (CS)

Recommended reading

DINÇER, Ibrahim. Refrigeration systems and applications. 3rd Edition. Chichester: Wiley, 2017, 752 s. ISBN 978-1-119-23075-5. (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 3. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Fundamental physics + Cooling systems overview+
2. Compressors I
3. Compressors II + Oils for refrigeration
4. Hands on Compressor
5. Heat exchangers
6. Hands on Heat exchangers
7. Other components of refrigerating systems
8. Heat pumps and Air condition
9. Hands on Heat Pump
10. Refrigerants
11. Legislation and environment protection
12. Hands on Refrigerants
13. Excursion