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Engineering Knowledge 1 NAUT 1869

Ocean Navigation Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Students will be introduced to marine auxiliary machinery including pumps, boilers, air compressors, water-makers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, etc. This will also include stabilizers, bow thrusters, and deck machinery. They will also acquire an understanding of diesels and diesel systems. The course covers propeller, propeller shafts, bridge control, hydraulic systems, and firefighting systems. The electrical session will explore alternators and electrical distribution.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Sketch diesel, steam, and electric engine room arrangements.
  • Describe the construction and operation of the engine room's auxiliary equipment, including air compressors, pumps, valves, water-makers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, and generators.
  • Describe the construction and operation of the ship's auxiliary equipment such as steering, bow thrusters, and deck machinery.
  • Sketch water tube and fire tube boilers and their feed systems.
  • Explain the construction and operation of diesels and their systems.
  • Describe engine transmission systems, including propeller shafts, bearings, and propellers.
  • Describe fire fighting equipment systems and their use.
  • Explain electrical distribution systems, alternators, and batteries.
  • Describe bridge control systems and instrumentation.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Engineering Knowledge 1 (NAUT 1869) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Master 500GT Domestic
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time


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