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

Millwright Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 84247

Tue Jan 11 - Thu Mar 17 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 17 Tue/Thu 17:30 - 20:30 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Steel toed safety shoes and safety glasses with side shields are required for this course. Textbook: Industrial Hydraulics Manual, Eaton - available at the BCIT bookstore If you have any question about this course, please contact the Program Assistant Selina Li - Please include your BCIT student ID (if you have one) Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in myBCIT.

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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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