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MILL 1130 - Basic Hydraulics CCT (Components, Circuits and Troubleshooting)

Millwright Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course provides basic fluid power theory; the description, function and application of hydraulic components as well as basic circuit design and troubleshooting. During the course students are required to design a basic circuit of their own design. Students are also required to utilize the knowledge acquired to design and assemble several circuits to perform basic jobs often found in industry.


Math 11 and English 12 or equivalent



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the terminology used in hydraulic systems.
  • Explain the relevance of the laws and principles of hydraulics.
  • Explain fluid flow and flow paths.
  • Perform hydraulic math calculations.
  • Identify and use hydraulic schematic symbols.
  • Describe hydraulic fluids and their application.
  • Describe types of filtering and conditioning of fluids.
  • Describe styles and uses of conductors and their fittings.
  • Describe reservoirs and their purpose in the system.
  • Describe actuators and their purpose.
  • Describe valves and their purpose.
  • Describe accessories and their purpose.
  • Explain the operating principles of hydraulic pumps.
  • Identify the types of pumps used in hydraulic systems.
  • Describe and design hydraulic circuitry.
  • Assemble basic hydraulic circuitry.
  • Troubleshoot basic hydraulic systems.

Effective as of Fall 2016


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