Hydraulics and pneumatics

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL25AB45000
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kärkkäinen, Markku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
AUTE-2013SAUT   2 autumn   2.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  
AUTE-2014SAUT   2 autumn   2.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
AUTE-2015SAUT   2 autumn   2.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
AUTE-2016SAUT   3 autumn   2.0   2018-08-01   2018-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn about the controls and actuators used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They will be competent in designing and creating hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They have command of the measurement of the system and selection of components and be able to consider the criteria for selection in their designing work.

Student's Workload

Classroom lessions up to 30 hours including guided laboratory assignments, independent working of 23 hours

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


Hydraulic pumps, hydraulic valves, hydraulic actuators, types of compressors, valve types, pneumatic timers and logic valves, control systems for pneumatic circuits, principles of designing a pneumatic system.

Recommended or Required Reading

Handout supplied by lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

- Interactive lectures
- Assignments
- Laboratory work

Assessment Criteria

A sufficient grade will be reached by mastering the contents mentioned in the learning objectives. For a good grade the stundent has to show an ability to handle more comprhensive problems.In addition to previous an excellent grade reuquires a correct solution to a challenging problem

Assessment Methods

- Two interim exams or one final exam
- Approved lab work

Work Placement