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Internal Combustion Engines – Basic & Advanced

From: £1,800.00

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Ricardo’s Basic & Advanced Internal Combustion Engines course covers current & future engine technologies. Presented by technical specialists & engineering experts.
A course for anyone who wants a thorough understanding of diesel and gasoline engines.


Ricardo’s Internal Combustion Engines – Basic & Advanced 2 day course has been successfully running for over 10 years. This course has been developed by Ricardo’s most experienced technical specialists and chief engineers. Over the 2 full days of training you will be taken through the extensive material by our engineering experts.

The topics cover diesel and gasoline fundamentals in detail along with future engine technologies and trends. These topics are as follows:

Diesel Engine Fundamentals

  • Engine components and structures
  • Diesel fuel injection and combustion
  • Boosting and EGR
  • Exhaust Aftertreatment
  • Engine/vehicle development and testing
  • Fuels
  • Future Diesel powertrains

Gasoline Engine Fundamentals

  • Gasoline engine technology basics
  • Direct injection gasoline engines
  • Engine downsizing
  • Variable valve actuation
  • Design for low friction and fuel consumption
  • Future gasoline engines

The tour of selected Ricardo research projects and facilities includes: (subject to availability)

Internal Combustion Engines







Looking to extend your knowledge further? Why not attend our other technical training courses and gain an invaluable insight into the following subject areas:

Do you work in the automotive industry but have limited knowledge on internal combustion engines? Ricardo Knowledge’s brand new online version of the popular internal combustion engines – basic course is now available: (Click on the image below to find out more)

eLearning - Basics Internal Combustion Engines

Testimonials for the advanced internal combustion engines course:

 “Having worked in the engine oil lubricants business for 18 months, this course has provided a valuable detailed insight into engine construction and market drivers. More than that, it was thoroughly interesting course at a world-class organisation” –  Technologist, Infineum

“A great introduction to past, present and future technologies. Very useful for someone from a non-engineering background” –  Fuel Scientist, Shell

“A very good course, the course material was well presented and went into enough detail without being overwhelming. Of particular interest were the trends of both diesel and petrol technologies and the challenges involved with these technologies” –  Design Engineer, SAIC Motor UK

“Excellent technical information that was up to date and well delivered” –  Associate Chemist, Infineum

Internal Combustion Engines – Advanced
Please arrive promptly for 08.45
Start – 09.00
Finish – 17.00 – 18.00

Lunch is provided each day


By Air:
London Gatwick
: 35-45mins by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
London Heathrow: 1hr 15-2hrs by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
By Rail:
Shoreham Train Station is 5-10 minutes drive by car/taxi
All rail travel can be booked via the following:
National Rail
The Train Line
By car:
Access to Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre by car is only by the A27. Take the Shoreham Airport exit off the A27. From the Shoreham town side (east) of the River access is purely by foot across the wooden toll-bridge.

Accomodation / Hotels:
The Brighton Mercure
The Brighton Metropole
The Brighton Grand
The Brighton Jury’s Inn
The Brighton Holiday Inn
Best Western Tollgate Upper Beeding
The Bridge Inn Shoreham By-Sea

If you have any further questions on attending this advanced internal combustion engines course then please do not hesitate to contact the Ricardo Knowledge training team direct:

Mandie Williams, +44(0)1273 794021,