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POWR 1223 - Second Class Part B Paper 2

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 2 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 1222, 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: Power Plant Systems, Control Instrumentation, Fuels & Combustion and Environmental Protection.





Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 31606

Start any time

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. No online or phone registration allowed on this section. Registration is authorized by the Program Assistant via email only: Please send an email to with proof of 3rd Class Certification to receive more detailed information and approval prior to registering for this course.

CRN 31765

Start any time

This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 12 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. EXTENSION ONLY for students at the end of their course completion and require additional time. Program Assistant will confirm eligibility and email extension offer when applicable. For requests send an email:

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:

  • Fulfill the examination requirements for 'Part B - Paper 2' in the subjects of: Power Plant Systems, Control Instrumentation, Fuels & Combustion and Environmental Protection including the following.
  • Describe in detail the layout, operation and integration of boiler auxiliary systems including: feed water, fuel, steam piping, condensate, cooling water & waste/effluent.
  • Describe the devices that monitor and measure: pressure, temperature, flow and level including their proper placement, installation, inspection, calibration & maintenance and operation/function.
  • Describe final control elements, valve types, actuator devices and principles of operation.
  • Describe boiler feedwater control systems, superheater and de-superheater systems.
  • Describe the principle modes of automatic control, types of controllers and control systems including DCS and PLC.
  • Describe fuel classification, combustion chemistry, furnace design, draft systems, various fuel firing equipment and all ancillary equipment related to the different fuel types.
  • Describe combustion control systems and their operation.
  • Describe procedures, equipment and protocol for monitoring, maintaining and controlling all types of emissions.

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

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Fall 2020

Books for Fall 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 B2 (Ed 2.5)
Author Panglobal
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-77251-117-8
Price $174.95

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Calculator Casio Scientific (Fx-260)
Price $15.50

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Process Industrial Instrumentation & Controls Hdbk (Special Order)
Author Mcmillan
Publisher Mhr
Copyright 2019
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-26011-797-4
Price $185.95

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Standard Handbook Of Plant Engineering (Special Order)
Author Rosaler
Publisher Mhr
Copyright 2002
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-07136-192-7
Price $227.50

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Template General Purpose
Price $7.95


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