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MENG 3001 - Engineering Knowledge - General 3

Marine Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This is a preparatory course that will prepare students to write the Transport Canada Engineering Knowledge “General” examination paper towards getting their Transport Canada 3rd Class “Motor” Certificate of Competency. All topics covered in this course are listed in TP 2293E under 28.9 – GENERAL ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE (EXAMINATION CODE: 3EKG), and these are: Materials and heat treatment of metals; Properties of fuels and lubricants; Corrosion, detection, and handling toxic materials; Combustion; Instrumentation; Pumps and pumping systems; Steering gears; Auxiliary machinery; Power balance; Fire detection and prevention; Maintenance and operation of pollution prevention devices; and Dry docking practices.


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



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe properties of ferrous, non-ferrous, plastic, and ceramic materials used on ships.
  • Describe heat treatment of marine components and non-destructive testing used on ships.
  • Describe the combustion of fuels, and the properties of fuels and lubricants used on ships.
  • Describe the construction, principles, and power measurement of marine propulsion engines.
  • Describe the operation and use of measuring instruments in engine systems.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of pneumatic control systems used with ship’s machinery.
  • Describe the problems of corrosion, and corrosion prevention on ships.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of pumping systems on ships.
  • Identify the safe operation and maintenance procedures of ship’s electrical and control equipment.
  • Describe steering gear systems as found on ships.
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of the refrigeration and air-conditioning systems on ships.
  • Describe the construction, operation, and maintenance of machinery used for emergency and auxiliary purposes on board ships.
  • Describe how indicator diagrams are produced, and what information can be derived from them.
  • Discuss the carriage of dangerous goods, and the code that governs their carriage.
  • Discuss the administrative duties of a chief engineer.

Effective as of Winter 2016


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