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Engineering Knowledge - Motor 2 MENG 2002

Marine Engineering Course

Course details

This is a preparatory course for students to write the Transport Canada Engineering Knowledge “Motor” examination paper towards their Transport Canada 2nd Class “Motor” Certificate of Competency. All topics covered in this course are listed in TP 2293E under 27.10 – ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE OF MOTOR VESSELS (EXAMINATION CODE: 2EKM), and these are: Operating principles, construction, manufacturing processes, and shipboard installation details of marine diesel engines, including differences between various engine types; The properties, operation, and maintenance of the main engine fuel and lubricating oil, different types of scavenging air systems, main engine cooling systems; The construction and maintenance of air compressors; The operating and maintenance of starting and reversing systems; Engine component failures and remedies; Machinery management through planned maintenance, identifying engine defects, and their remedies; Operation and maintenance of power transmission systems, auxiliary boilers, and associated machinery; The operation of automatic control devices used in engine systems.


  • 3rd/4th Class Engineering Certificate (steam and/or motor).



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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the working principles and construction details of marine diesel engines.
  • Describe the maintenance and operation of lubrication, air supply, and cooling systems of marine diesel engines.
  • Describe fuel combustion and operation of fuel injection systems of marine diesel engines.
  • Describe the construction, operation, and maintenance of marine diesel engine scavenging systems.
  • Describe the maintenance and operation of the starting and reversing system.
  • Describe the diesel engine speed governing system.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of power transmission systems.
  • Describe typical component defects of diesel engines, and suggest ways to remedy them.
  • Describe the automatic control and alarm systems associated with the marine propulsion system.
  • Describe the construction and maintenance of the safety devices used in marine diesel engines.
  • Describe constructional details and management of auxiliary steam boilers, their fittings, and mountings.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of the waste heat steam plant.
  • Describe a system of machinery management involving trend monitoring, corrective, and planned maintenance.
  • Describe various methods of controlling exhaust gas emissions.

Effective as of Winter 2016


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