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Engine fuels and lubricants

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching methods:

The course is organised online.

Recordings, guest lecture, an online real-time final session, online real-time exam (times in Peppi)

Completion method:

Written exam online; accepted special assignment

More information on University of Vaasa’s course page.

Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Maciej Mikulski, Associate Professor

Course teacher

University of Vaasa
Carolin Nuortila, Assistant Professor

Further information about courses and studying

University of Vaasa
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Contact person for applications

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Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Energy engineering
Course code:
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Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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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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