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MENG 0130 - Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate Prep

Marine Engineering Part-time Studies Course

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Course Details

Students will be introduced to the theories of metals and be able to recognize fire hazards, and have knowledge of fire equipment and safe working practices aboard a ship, as well as having a knowledge of the pollution regulations. They will acquire an understanding of pumps, valves, and pumping systems. Knowledge will be gained on the subjects of power transmission, steering, underwater fittings, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and deck machinery. Furthermore, an understanding of diesels and diesel systems will be included.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will have a knowledge of:

  • Materials used on board vessels for construction of various components.
  • Fire hazards on board a vessel, and operate the fire-fighting equipment fitted on board vessels.
  • Performing tasks on board a vessel in a safe manner.
  • The Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals.
  • The installation and operation of pumps on board a vessel including the various piping systems including the cooling system.
  • Shafting and power transmission on board a vessel.
  • The construction, operation, and maintenance of steering gears.
  • Fittings of a vessel located below the waterline.
  • Hydraulic installations and deck machinery fitted on board a vessel.
  • Usage and storage of fuels and lubricants on board a vessel.
  • The installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems on board vessels.
  • Pneumatic systems as fitted to vessels.
  • The construction and operation of an internal combustion engine.
  • Diligent surveillance of machinery on board a vessel.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011


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