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Engineering Knowledge 1 NAUT 1869

Ocean Navigation Course

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.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NAUT 1869 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50278


Tue Oct 03 - Tue Oct 24 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 50278
  • $454.87
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 03 - Oct 24 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: COURSE WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS Required Text - Introduction to Marine Engineering by D.A. Taylor Students may purchase the textbook at the BCIT Burnaby campus bookstore or online at Please refer to prerequisite section of webpage for any/all prerequisites.

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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