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Engine fuels and lubricants

Individual course

Learning outcomes: The course is designed to provide students with knowhow and knowledge in the properties of renewable liquid and gaseous engine fuels and in their suitability for the engines.

Content and objectives: Properties of various liquid and gaseous engine fuels.

Changes in environmental policy significantly diversified the market towards fuel flexibility. The course provides up-to-date knowledge of different fuels and lubricants, their production pathways and properties.

After passing the course the student can

  • tell what kind of fuels one is able to use in diesel and gas engines
  • compare the properties of engine fuels and their feasibility and competitiveness
  • describe the fuel issues related to boiler plants
  • analyze the effects of fuels on the engine performance and emissions
  • list the tasks and characteristics of engine lubricants
  • describe the effects of lubricants on the engine performance and emissions.

The course develops problem solving and decision-making skills, critical thinking, analytical way of working and literal expression and promotes life-long learning as well as collaboration and ICT skills.

The course is organised online. There will also be an optional demo at VEBIC Laboratory (date will be announced later).

Online exam schedule:

  • 1st exam on Friday, 18.12.2020 at 12:00
  • Re-takes 29.1.2021 at 12:00 and 12.3.2021 at 12:00

More information in University of Vaasa’s WebOodi course page.

Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Maciej Mikulski , Associate professor

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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Technical studies
Energy engineering
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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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