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Fuels 7.5 credits

Second cycle, F7034T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology

Entry requirements

The courses F0040T and F0032T.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

1.    Knowledge and understanding:

  • Identify, explain, exemplify and illustrate different fuels from the aspects of distribution, production, utilizations and environmental impacts.
  • Identify, explain, exemplify and illustrate different areas and significance in engineering applications.

2.    Skill and ability:

  • Compare and illustrate the characteristics of fuels including the advantage and facing problems.
  • Clarify how different fuels affect environment from production to utilization.
  • Suggest new and apply the available tax and policy to affect fuel use and future development.

3.    Judgment and Attitude:

  • Analyze the past and current situations and then visualize the fuel mix for the future.
  • Have the ability to discuss from engineering aspects, understand the need for new knowledge and acknowledge the challenges and latest research the energy area faces.

  • Fossil fuels (petroleum, coal, natural gas, CO2 capture, storage and utilization);
  • Nuclear (Fusion, Fission);
  • Biomass (forest fuels and agriculture crops, peat, waste);
  • Fuel taxation and policy.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, study-visits, group discussion/presentation and report writing.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Report writing and presenting their report (6.5 HP) with different grades (3, 4, or 5).

Study-visit (1.0 HP) without grade.

Xiaoyan Ji

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ebooks from LTU library. More information will be distributed during the course.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Study VisitU G#1.00MandatoryS12
0003Written ReportG U 3 4 56.50MandatoryA13

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021