Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This course imparts detailed knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts used in Clean Fuel Technology. This course focuses on identifying the source of fuel impurities, which negatively impact health and the environment. The second part of the course consists of clean fuel regulation, standards, and global trends in Clean Fuel Technology.

Course Details

The worldwide refining industry is under continuous environmental pressure and market requirements for clean products to meet the growth of the transportation sector. With increasing environmental regulations, refineries are looking to decarbonise operations and produce as well as utilise cleaner fuels.

Complex refineries, containing many high-value conversion units, have a greater flexibility to produce cleaner fuels and lighter products than crude oil that contains higher sulphur levels.

The goal is to produce products that meet Euro-4/Euro-5 specifications. Thus, reducing the environmental impact caused due to SOx, NOx and other pollutants. For example, sulfur content in gasoline will be cut down from 500 ppm into 10 ppm, and in gasoil from 5,000 ppm into 10 ppm.

Thus, it is important to enhance the information on the subject of Clean Fuel Technology is critically significant than ever.

Course Benefits

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from EIT.
  • Learn from well-known faculty and industry experts from around the globe.
  • Flexibility of attending anytime from anywhere, even when you are working full-time.
  • Interact with industry experts during the webinars and get the latest updates/announcements on the subject.
  • Experience a global learning with students from various backgrounds and experience which is a great networking opportunity.
  • Gain understanding about chemical reactions, licensors and technologies offered in clean fuel, catalyst performance monitoring and trouble shooting.
  • Learn about process engineering calculations and monitoring parameters.

The course is composed of 12 modules, covering the fundamental principles and concepts used in Clean Fuel Technology:

  • Introduction to Clean Fuel Technology
  • Source of fuel impurities like Sulphur, Nitrogen
  • Impact of high Sulphur fuel on health and environment
  • Global Clean Fuel Regulations
  • Fuel Quality Standards – Australia
  • Global trends in Clean Fuel Technology


Module List 
1   Oil Refinery Overview 

  • Feedstocks and Products
  • Refinery Feedstock Properties
  • Refinery Units and their Operations
2  Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit

  • Unit Process Overview
  • Catalyst Technology
  • Unit Operations
3   Kerosene/ Jet and Diesel Hydrotreating

  • Unit Process Overview
  • Catalyst Technology
  • Unit Operations
4 Hydrocracking

  • Unit Process Overview
  • Catalyst Technology
  • Unit Operations
5  Atmospheric Residue Desulfurization 

  • Unit Process Overview
  • Metallurgy and Corrosion
  • Operator Responsibilities and Routine Duties
6  Amine Treating, Sulphur Recovery and Merox units

  • Unit Overview
  • Unit Equipment
  • Process Description
7 Process Engineering Parameters and Calculations

  • Unit Performance Parameters
  • Hydrogen Partial Pressure
  • Operator Training
8  Alternative Fuels

  • Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels
  • Hydrogen Production
9 Refinery Fuel Additives and Product Blending

  • Fuel Additives
  • Product Blending
10  Operation Excellence in Process Plant

  • Operational Excellence
  • Key performance indicators
  • Gap Analysis & Auditing
11  Plant Safety & Hazard Management

  • Personal Safety & Standards.
  • Hazard Identification Techniques
  • Explosion & Fire Hazard management.
  • Chemical Hazards & Chemical Handling.
12  Plant Economics & Environmental Aspects in refining

  • Refining Cost
  • Economic Analysis
  • Refinery Waste Management

What you will gain from this course: 

  • Learn overall refinery chemistry, manufacturing technologies, and standards 
  • Gain understanding about chemical reactions, licensors and technologies offered in clean fuel, catalyst performance monitoring and trouble shooting. 
  • Learn about process engineering calculations and monitoring parameters. 
  • Operational excellence in process plants, process safety and hazard management and environmental Aspects in refining 

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.

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  • Chemical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Engineering technicians
  • Engineering consultants
  • Process Engineers

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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