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MENG 2101 - Electrotechnology 2

Marine Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This is a preparatory course for students to write the Transport Canada “ELECTROTECHNOLOGY 2nd Class” examination paper towards their Transport Canada 2nd Class “Motor” Certificate of Competency. All topics covered in this course are listed in TP 2293E under 27.6 – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY (EXAMINATION CODE: 2ELC), and these are: Calculations of power outputs and efficiencies of electrical circuits and machines; Construction of generators, motors, and switchgear; The mechanical, thermal, magnetic, and chemical effects of an electrical current; DC and AC circuit theory; Electric measuring instruments; Primary cells; Generation of electrical power; Switchboards, and power distribution involving more than one generator; Electric motor starting circuits; Principles, operation, and construction of electric propulsion.


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:

  • Analyze and solve series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits using Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws.
  • Solve electromagnetic circuit, calculate forces on current-carrying conductors, apply Faraday’s laws of electromagnetic induction to calculate induced voltages.
  • Solve electromagnetic circuit, calculate forces on current-carrying conductors, apply Faraday’s laws of electromagnetic induction to calculate induced voltages.
  • Analyze single phase alternating current circuits, and calculate power and power factor of circuits containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors.
  • Calculate speed and torque developed in DC series, shunt, and compound motors.
  • Sketch and describe operation of reduced voltage methods used to limit starting current in DC motors.
  • Sketch and describe how a DC shunt and compound generator develops voltage.
  • Describe the routine maintenance required to keep DC machines in good working order.
  • Sketch and describe the operation characteristics of single phase AC motors.
  • Sketch and describe how a transformer can step up or down AC voltage.
  • Describe electrochemical action, and how electroplating is done.
  • Describe periodic maintenance of lead acid and alkaline batteries.
  • Describe the principles, operation, and construction of electric propulsion systems.

Effective as of Winter 2016


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