Hydraulics and pneumatics

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC23BK40012
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kitinoja, Kimmo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
KOTU-2013KOTU   2 autumn   5.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  
KOTU-2014KOTU   2 autumn   5.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
KOTU-2015KOTU   2 autumn   5.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
KOTU-2016KOTU   2 autumn   5.0   2017-08-01   2017-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will;
- know the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics.
- know how essential components function.
- know how to design and make calculations for various systems.
- be able to choose suitable hydraulic and pneumatic systems to use.

Student's Workload

Total work 138 h, scheduled 72 h, autonomous studies 66 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- basic theory of hydraulics and pneumatics
- pressure generators, controllers and regulating components
- structure and function of components
- systems design, choosing and dimensioning of components

Recommended or Required Reading

- Hydraulitekniikan perusteet; Kauranne, Kajaste, Vilenius

- Pneumatiikka; Ellman, Hautanen, Järvinen, Simpura

- Lecture material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

- Lectures
- Laboratory work
- Assignments
- Independent study

Assessment Criteria

Grading will be announced during the course.

Assessment Methods

- Mid-term exams or final exam
- Active participation