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Energy technology


This minor will be offered through FITech for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please also note that the application deadline for courses belonging to a minor that are offered in the spring semester is exceptionally already on November 1st. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

University of Vaasa offers minor studies on energy technology. The minor focuses on the marine power generation systems, fuels, and the abatement solutions of exhaust emissions.

What is it about?

For marine applications, new renewable fuel options and novel prime mover solutions are required to increase the sustainability of the marine transport and traffic. The demand for drastically decreased greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions has grown rapidly in recent years and the marine legislation is becoming tighter all the time. Consequently, the use of gas as marine fuel is increasing. Different hybrid power plants become more common. Various solutions have been and are developed for the reduction of emissions.

This minor concentrates on the marine fuel alternatives, efficient and flexible prime movers and emissions abatement systems. Studies cover liquid renewable fuels and their blends with fossil fuels as well as gaseous fuel alternatives. In addition, the courses deal with the fundamentals of internal combustion engines. The emissions abatement systems are also considered.

Finally, the student can collect all their new knowledge by performing project work and writing a special assignment within the marine energy generation systems – preferably in close cooperation with a company.

Who is it for?

The courses are especially suitable for master’s level students with some background knowledge of physics and chemistry as well as adult learners.

Why attend?

This minor gives an overall view on the marine main engines, fuel, and exhaust emissions management systems. Future power production applications are also studied.

Nb! If you want to take the whole minor, we highly recommend the following order for the courses:

  1. Marine and power plant engines (ENERFT3110)
  2. Engine fuels and lubricants (ENERFT3120)
  3. Exhaust and flue gas after-treatment technologies (ENERFT3130)
  4. Present and future prospects in energy technology (FYSIFT3100)

Also check the MOOC-course Introduction to engine laboratory research which is an introductory course that creates a pathway to this minor.

Professor in charge

University of Vaasa
Maciej Mikulski, Associate Professor

Contact person in practical matters

University of Vaasa
Maria Tuuri, Coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Energy engineering
5–20 ECTS
0 €
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Host university:
University of Vaasa
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry
Study suitable for:
The courses are especially suitable for master's level students with some background knowledge of physics and chemistry
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