In this paper which is a combination of the methodological and experimental aspects, models were developed for determining surface heat transfer coefficients for spherical and cylindrical bodies from their center temperature measurements during forced-cooling. Experiments involved the cooling of the individual spherical and cylindrical products as test samples in the air flow. The cooling parameters in terms of the cooling coefficients and lag factors were also determined to use in the present models. The results show that the surface heat transfer coefficients of the individual spherical and cylindrical products increased with an increase in the flow velocities from 1 to 2 m/s. It can be concluded that the present models have the capabilities of determining the surface heat transfer coefficients for spherical and cylindrical bodies with a single transient experiment.