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First Class Part B Paper 1 POWR 1229

Power Engineering Course

Course details

This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (as described in the British Columbia Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Regulation) by providing the theory training required to enable graduates to challenge the Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's Examination for Part B - Paper 1 of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, as well as courses POWR 1225, POWR 1226, POWR 1227, POWR 1228, POWR 1230, POWR 1231, and POWR 1232, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the First Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the British Columbia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge learned in this study program,and with government certification, improve their abilities to operate plant equipment within the scope of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include legislation and codes for Industrial Equipment.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of POWR 1229 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 25020


Start any time

  • 52 weeks
  • CRN 25020
  • $271.06
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. NO ONLINE OR PHONE registration allowed on this section. These are specialized courses which require application approval from the Power Engineering Program Assistant via EMAIL ONLY. To receive more detailed information and application instructions, send an email requesting information for this course to: Course material is purchased separately and can be ordered through the BCIT Bookstore:

Registration Options

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register by phone.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:

  • Fulfill the examination requirements for 'Part B - Paper 1' in the subjects of heat engine theory, steam turbines, internal combustion engines and fire prevention.
  • Describe principles and apply equations to determine unknown variables in calculation problems relating to thermodynamic cycles associated with theoretical and practical power plant heat engines.
  • Describe principles of operation and typical constructional arrangements of large steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
  • Describe principles and apply equations to determine unknown variables in calculation problems relating to steam turbine nozzle and blade theory and performance.
  • Describe the auxiliary plant and equipment associated with steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
  • Describe typical procedures associated with the inspection, start-up, on-going operation, shutdown and maintenance of condensing and non-condensing steam turbines, gas turbines, internal combustion engines and related auxiliary plant.
  • Describe the construction and operation of cooling towers and related equipment.
  • Describe policies, equipment and procedures associated with power plant safety and fire prevention.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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