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Third Class Part a Paper 2 POWR 1216

Power Engineering Course

Course details

This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (as described in the BC Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Regulation) by providing the theoretical training required to enable graduates to challenge the Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's examination for Part A - Paper 2 of a Third Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, as well as courses POWR 1215, POWR 1217 and POWR 1218, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the Third Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the BC Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program. Graduates should be able to apply the knowledge learned in this study program in improving their abilities to operate plant equipment within the scope of a Third Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include safety, legislation and Codes, administration, combustion, piping, electricity, types of plants and instrumentation.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of POWR 1216 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 19850


Start any time

  • 52 weeks
  • CRN 19850
  • $201.35
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. This course must be registered with POWR 1215 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: Generate book list to view/order the required material.

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 Interprovincial examination requirements in the subjects of safety, legislation and Codes, administration, combustion, piping, electricity, types of plants, and instrumentation.
  • Describe fire and safety equipment and procedures associated with industrial power plants.
  • Determine, describe and calculate Code requirements for power boilers.
  • Describe administration systems and procedures associated with industrial plants.
  • Perform heat transfer and combustion calculations associated with fossil fuels.
  • Describe piping systems and equipment associated with steam power plants.
  • Describe electrical principles and industrial electrical equipment.
  • Perform DC and AC electrical calculations.
  • Describe processes associated with electrical generation plants, natural gas process plants and pulp and paper mills.
  • Describe plant machinery installation and maintenance procedures.
  • Describe power plant instrumentation and control systems and equipment.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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