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POWR 1222 - Second Class Part B Paper 1

Power Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (as described in the British Columbia Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Regulation) by providing the theoretical training required to enable graduates to challenge the Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's Examination for Part B - Paper 1 of a Second Class Power Engineer's Certificate. On successful completion of this course, as well as courses: POWR 1219, POWR 1220, POWR 1221, POWR 1223, and POWR 1224, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the Second Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the British Columbia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program. Graduates should be able to apply the knowledge learned in this study program in improving their abilities to operate, maintain and/or manage various industrial facilities, plant processes and associated equipment within the scope of a Second Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include: Heat Engines and Prime Movers, Lubrication, Piping & Mechanical Drawing.





Spring/Summer 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 25000

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This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Registration must be authorized by the Program Assistant via email: Course materials can be purchased from the BCIT Distance and Online Bookstore Tel: (604) 432-8379 Website:

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:

  • Fulfill the examination requirements for 'Part B - Paper 1' in the subjects of: Heat Engines and Prime Movers, Lubrication, Piping and Mechanical Drawing as follows.
  • Describe the design, construction, application & operating principles of impulse and reaction type steam turbines.
  • Describe the design, construction, application and principles of operation of gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
  • Describe the auxiliary systems and equipment associated with steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
  • Describe principles and apply equations to determine unknown variables in calculation problems relating to thermodynamic cycles associated with theoretical and practical power plant heat engines.
  • Describe the inspection, maintenance and repair strategies for heat engines, prime movers and their associated equipment including standard procedures and programs used to ensure reliability.
  • Describe standard start up and shutdown procedures for heat engines, prime movers and their associated ancillary equipment.
  • Describe the lubrication and lubrication systems used for heat engines and their prime movers including characteristics of the various types of lubrication and the impact on different bearing surfaces.
  • Describe the Metallurgy, Codes, Inspection Procedures and Design criteria used for Power and Pressure Plant piping.
  • Describe the impact of pressure, temperature and waterhammer on Power & Pressure Plant piping.

Note: A copy of the Revised Reference Syllabus for the New Second Class Power Engineer's Examinations can be sourced from the BC Safety Authority website

Effective as of Fall 2006

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2020

Books for Spring/Summer 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Power Engineering 2Nd Class Text Part B1 (Ed 2.5)
Author Panglobal
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-77251-115-4
Price $224.95

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Basic Blueprint Reading & Sketching
Author Olivo
Publisher Delmar
Copyright 2011
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-43548-378-1
Price $194.95

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Calculator Casio Scientific (Fx-260)
Price $15.50

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Extract Of Csa Standards (B51-09/B52-05/B52s1-09)
Author Panglobal
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-92690-042-1
Price $89.95

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Template General Purpose
Price $7.95


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