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NAUT 1869 - Engineering Knowledge 1

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

Students will be introduced to marine auxiliary machinery including pumps, boilers, air compressors, water-makers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, etc. This will also include stabilizers, bow thrusters, and deck machinery. They will also acquire an understanding of diesels and diesel systems. The course covers propeller, propeller shafts, bridge control, hydraulic systems, and firefighting systems. The electrical session will explore alternators and electrical distribution.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Sketch diesel, steam, and electric engine room arrangements.
  • Describe the construction and operation of the engine room's auxiliary equipment, including air compressors, pumps, valves, water-makers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, and generators.
  • Describe the construction and operation of the ship's auxiliary equipment such as steering, bow thrusters, and deck machinery.
  • Sketch water tube and fire tube boilers and their feed systems.
  • Explain the construction and operation of diesels and their systems.
  • Describe engine transmission systems, including propeller shafts, bearings, and propellers.
  • Describe fire fighting equipment systems and their use.
  • Explain electrical distribution systems, alternators, and batteries.
  • Describe bridge control systems and instrumentation.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

NAUT 1869 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Master 500GT Domestic
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma


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