Industrial Lubrication - 064

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Oiling gears

The science and practice of industrial lubrication have become increasingly complex with the development of different types of oils and lubricants. Today's lubrication specialist's primary role is to ensure smooth running of industrial plant or production equipment with efficient use of various products. Effective lubrication practices avoid costly breakdowns, accelerate production, and reduce costs.

Offered in co-operation with the Hamilton section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), this program is intended for individuals currently employed in industry with some responsibility for lubrication who wish to enhance their knowledge of industrial lubrication. Applicants who complete the program should be prepared to write the STLE Lubrication Specialist Certification Examination.

Note: STENMF100 is equivalent to STENLUB05.

Candidates who wish to write the Lubrication Specialist Certification Examination of STLE must apply directly to the Society, however, the College will provide information, application forms and a schedule of dates and locations.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

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Applicants preferably should have employment responsibilities involving lubrication and several years of related experience. Secondary school background with chemistry, physics and mathematics would be an asset.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course introduces the student to the basic principles of lubrication as applied to a manufacturing environment. The course provides a review of the oil industry, and covers the formulating, evaluating, application and conservation of industrial lubricants.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course will discuss viscosity classification systems for engines, automotive gear and transmission lubricants. Base oils and additive systems will be investigated with a view to their performance in the engine. Other topics will include oil usage for heavy duty engine oils for mobile equipment on and off highway as well as marine, rail, aviation and recreational applications. Some hands-on applications may be included.
Credits: 3
Course description: The course will initially be concerned with metal working fluids, their selection and application. Then it will deal with lubrication programs, including lubricant management, the use of specifications and codes, ordering procedures, quality control and WHMIS aspects, handling and applying lubricants, reducing consumptions, recycling and solving lubricant problems.
Credits: 3
Course description: Focus on power transmission systems, trade calculations, lubrication and troubleshooting, belts, pulleys, chains, gear drives and coupling systems.
Credits: 4
Equivalents: MECHRE044 or MATLLUB02
Course description:
Prerequisites: STENMF202

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall 2020
(Sep to Dec)
MATLLUB00 Lubrication Fundamentals


MATLLUB04 Lubrication Systems, Storage and Handling  
MATLLUB06 Lubrication T.A.P. (Transportation/Application/Programs)  
MECH10048 Power Transmission Components  
STENMF201 Introductory Hydraulics


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