British Columbia Institute of


NAUT 1870 - Engineering Knowledge 2

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

Students will be introduced to marine propulsion machinery including diesel engines, steam turbines, boilers, and gas turbines. This will also include auxiliary machinery: shafting, water makers, steering gear, refrigeration, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, incinerators, deck machinery, pumps, and pumping systems. They will also acquire knowledge of engineering terms, fire extinguishing systems, and vibration and control systems. The electrical sessions will explore basic electricity, batteries, UPS systems, DC generators, and AC alternators.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 46107

Mon Nov 18 - Fri Dec 13 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 18 - Dec 13 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 BMC Rm. 132


Vadim Mikhailov

Course Outline



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand basic engineering terms.
  • Describe the arrangement, construction, and operation of main propulsion diesel, steam turbine, and gas turbines.
  • Sketch and describe the construction and operation of the engine room's auxiliary equipment, including air compressors, pumps, valves, water makers, sewage treatment plants, and generators.
  • Sketch and describe the construction and operation of the ship's auxiliary equipment such as steering, refrigeration, bow thrusters, deck machinery, hatches, and self-unloading equipment.
  • Sketch and describe water tube and fire tube boilers and their feed systems.
  • Describe engine transmission systems, including propeller shafts, bearings, and propellers.
  • Describe firefighting equipment systems and their use.
  • Explain electrical distribution systems, generators, alternators, UPS systems, and batteries.
  • Describe bridge control systems, depth measuring instruments, and instrumentation.
  • Describe the operation of ships in ice.
  • Describe the causes of ship vibration.
  • Explain principles of galvanic corrosion and effect of cold on metals.

Effective as of Fall 2010


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