In this MOOC, you will make the most of the new possibilities offered by MOOC technology. You will experiment with a new interactive way to learn while applying your knowledge to real case studies in a “serious game”, designed specifically for this MOOC!
You will get a glimpse of the life of a new employee in the “MOOC Energy Company”, test an engine at a realistic test bench, optimize gasoline and diesel fuel production in a refinery,…”
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
Identify the different energies sources, the importance of oil and how it is used in transport and its consequences regarding the environment
Explain the operation of a 4-stroke engine
Explain the specifications of gasoline and diesel and the objectives of each unit during the crude refining process
Explain the engine’s efficiency, the power and the torque
Explain the formation of pollutant emissions, identify the techniques used to reduce emissions and consumption and finally identify the different after treatment systems
List the pros and the cons of hybrids and explain how they work; list the various alternative fuels used, and finally describe possible solutions for reducing dependency on petroleum products –e.g. car sharing or ecodriving.