British Columbia Institute of


MEOC 2213 - Automation and Controls 2

Marine Engineer Officer Cadet Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

In Automation, Control, and Instrumentation 2 emphasis is on control, control systems, and control equipment. This will include the fundamentals of automatic control, on/off controls, sequential controls, PID controls, and their various types. Also included will be sensors, transmitters, controlling elements, and manipulator elements: pneumatic, electrical, and hydraulic. Finally the features for the automatic control equipment and safety devices for engines and boilers will be studied.


Successful completion of Term 3.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the function of the major elements of different control systems.
  • Describe three types of control actions.
  • Draw a multi-loop control system.
  • Tune a PID controller and adjust control loop performance.
  • Describe the operating principle of pneumatic transducers and controllers.
  • Describe a pneumatic supply system and its elements.
  • Sketch and describe valve positioners for pneumatic actuators.
  • Sketch and describe a medium and slow speed diesel engine control system.
  • Sketch and describe a ship’s steam plant automatic control system.
  • Describe the operating principle of the integrated monitoring and alarm system.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

MEOC 2213 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Marine Engineering
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma


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