MME-140: Engineering Knowledge l

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: MME 140 Engineering Knowledge l

Campus: FSM FMI 

Initiator: Alex M. Raiuklur, Joseph Falmed, Michael Mailiuw 

Date: 4/11/16

Course description:
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to safely operate and maintain propulsion plant and other auxiliary equipment on a vessel not exceeding 250kw propulsion power.

SPC Required Contact Hrs. – 60 hrs.
SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 022 Engineering Knowledge (Engineer 6)

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

        3 

x

16

=

48

=

 

Laboratory

 

        4 

x

16

=

64

=

 

Lecture/Lab

 

 

x

 

=

112

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

 

 
Total  Semester Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X ] Certificate    Certificate of Achievement – Class 6 Engineer
[X ] Other           A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Competency in Engineer Class 6 by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES: Certificate of Completion in Basic Shipboard Safety; Certificate of Completion in MWE 103 Basic Marine Machinery System

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: None

CSLO (General) 1: Manage a marine diesel engine not exceeding 250 kW, in accordance with manufacturer recommendation, technical specification, and safety requirements.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Sketch and explain the operating cycle of 2 and 4 stroke marine engines.

 

 

 

7

1.a.

Written, oral and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • sketching and explaining the operating cycle of a 2 and 4 stroke marine engines;
  • labeling and describing the  nine components of the lubrication system of a marine diesel engine;
  • describing the eight basic components of a fuel system on a marine diesel engine;
  • identifying and explaining the turbocharger and its function;
  • identifying and labeling cooling water heat exchanger and its components, and explaining their functions;
  • sketching, identifying, labeling, and explaining sea water cooling system and components; and
  • identifying and describing the basic diesel engine components and their functions.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Label and describe the nine components of the lubrication system of a marine diesel engine.
    • Describe the eight basic components of a fuel system on a marine diesel engine.  
    • Identify and explain the turbocharger and its function.
    • Identify and label cooling water heat exchanger and explain the functions of the components.
    • Sketch, identify, label, and explain the components of a simple seawater cooling system.
    • Identify and describe the basic diesel engine components and their functions.

CSLO (General) 2: Start up, shut down, and monitor the operation of marine diesel engines in accordance to established procedure and recognize common defects.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Demonstrate and explain the checks and procedures to follow before and when starting an engine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4, 7

 

1.a

Written, oral and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • demonstrating and explaining the checks and procedures to use before and when starting a marine diesel engine;
  • demonstrating and explaining the checks and procedures to make when a marine diesel engine fails to start;
  • demonstrating  and interpreting the engine monitoring gauges correctly;
  • explaining why it is important for warm up and cool down period on diesel engine;
  • explaining engine overheating symptoms and the responses required to avoid marine diesel engine damage;
  • explaining the correct procedures to avoid marine diesel engine damage after identifying low oil pressure.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Demonstrate and explain the checks and procedures to follow when a marine diesel engine fails to start.
    • Demonstrate and interpret engine monitoring gauges correctly.
    • Explain the reason for warm up and cool down period on diesel engine.
    • Explain engine overheating symptoms and the responses required to avoid engine damage.

 2.6   Explain the correct procedures to avoid marine diesel engine damage after identifying low oil pressure.

CSLO (General) 3: Operate marine outboard engines, identify common defects and carry out user’s maintenance in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, technical specifications, and safety requirements.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Explain the basic construction of an outboard motor engine.

 

4, 7

 

 

 

 

 

1.a

Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining the basic construction of an outboard motor engine;
  • describing checks and procedures before starting an outboard motor;
  • demonstrating and describing the checks to be make if an outboard motor fails to start against preprogram engine failure checks;
  • explaining in two paragraphs the importance for warm up period on an outboard motor;
  • explaining the common causes of engine overheating, and how to prevent damages to the engine; and
  • describing and performing routine users maintenance services and preventive maintenance.
  • operating a marine outboard engine

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Describe checks and procedures before starting an outboard motor.

 

    • Describe and perform the checks to be made if an outboard motor fails to start.  
    • Explain the reason for warm up period.
    • Explain the common causes of engine overheating, and how to prevent damages to the engine.
    • Describe and perform routine user service.
    • Operate marine outboard engine.

CSLO (General) 4: Operate and maintain a reverse/reduction gearbox and shafting system in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and safety requirements.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Explain the meaning of “reduction ratio”.

 

4, 7

1.a

Written, oral and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining the term reduction ratio on a gear box;
  • describing and explaining the correct procedures for changing from ahead to astern and the reason why it must be followed;
  • demonstrating and describing the checks of the gearbox and drive train before sailing;
  • identifying and explaining the common operating faults that can occur to gearbox and drive train in service; and
  • identifying and explaining potential maintenance problems in the drive train.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Describe and explain why the correct procedure must be used when changing from ahead to astern and why it must be followed.
    • Demonstrate and describe the checks of the gearbox and drive train before sailing. 
    • Identify the common operating faults that can occur to gearbox and drive train in service.
    • Identify potential maintenance problems in the drive train.

CSLO (General) 5: Operate and maintain hydraulic and steering system on vessels in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and statutory requirements.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Explain the basic components of a steering system and demonstrate the pre-departure checks prior to sailing.

4,7

1.a

Written, oral and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining and  demonstrating the  basic components of a steering system and the pre-departure checks prior to sailing;
  • explaining the purpose of emergency steering system and their correct operation;
  • describing common defects that could cause steering gear to malfunction;
  • describing the safety precautions to take when using hydraulic system; and
  • demonstrating and describing  the operational checks and maintenance on a steering system.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Explain emergency steering system and their correct operation.
    • Describe common defects that could cause a steering gear to malfunction.
    • Describe the safety precautions to be taken when using a hydraulic system.
    • Demonstrate and describe the operational checks and maintenance on a steering system.

CSLO (General) 6: Operate the bilge pumping and deck wash systems, recognize faults, and carry out regular maintenance in accordance with normal and emergency procedures.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Identify all components of a bilge pumping system and explain their functions.

4,7

1.a

Written and practical assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • identifying and explaining the functions of all components of a bilge pumping system;
  • describing and demonstrating the procedures for emergency bilge pumping and its operation;
  • explaining back flooding prevention in a bilge system;
  • describing the corrective action to take if the bilge system is not working;
  • describing the correct steps to change over from bilge pumping to fire main duty neon the vessel’s general service pump; and
  • describing regular users maintenance of a bilge system.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Demonstrate and describe the operation of an emergency bilge pump.
    • Explain “back flooding” prevention in a bilge system.
    • Describe the corrective actions to take if the bilge system is not working.
    • Describe the correct procedures to change over from bilge pumping to fire main duty using general service pump on a vessel.
    • Describe regular user maintenance to the bilge system.

 

CSLO (General) 7: Manage a low voltage DC battery system, operate and manage an AC generator, AC distribution system, and shore power connection in accordance with safety and statutory electrical practices.

 Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Explain and assess the condition of battery using hydrometer.

 

 

4,7

1.a

Written, oral and practical assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining and assessing  the condition of a battery using hydrometer;
  • connecting batteries in series and parallel and calculating the current and voltage supplied;
  • describing the safety precautions associated with the management of batteries;
  • explaining the normal charging procedures for batteries;
  • describing and explaining the purpose of fuses and circuit breakers and the  danger of replacing blown fuses with the incorrect rating; and
  • explaining the meaning of the term short circuit and how this condition could occur.
  • describing the start up procedure of a generator and perform inspection for correct operation.
  • describing the overloading of a generator and the correct operator actions.
  • identifying precautions when working with ac power supplies and possible causes of fatal electrical shock.
  • describing single-phase ac power supply distribution and the identification of the insulated wires by color code.
  • explaining the purpose of 2 pole switches on ac systems and identifying a simple single and 2 pole switch.
  • describing the precautions and check to be made before connecting the vessel to shore power.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

7.2 Connect batteries in series and parallel and calculate the current and voltage supplied.

7.3 Describe the safety precautions associated with the management of batteries. 

7.4 Explain the normal charging procedure for batteries.

7.5 Describe the purpose of fuses and circuit breakers in electrical circuits, and the danger of replacing blown fuses with the incorrect rating.

7.6 Explain the meaning of the term “short circuit” and how this condition could occur. 

7.7 Describe the start up procedure of a generator and perform inspection for correct operation.

7.8 Describe the overloading of a generator and the correct operator actions.

7.9 Identify the precautions when working with ac power supplies and possible causes of fatal electrical shock.

7.10 Describe single-phase ac power supply distribution and the identification of the insulated wires by color code.

7.11 Explain the purpose of 2 pole switches on ac systems and identify a simple single and 2 pole switch.

7.12 Describe the precautions and check to be made before connecting the vessel to shore power.

CSLO (General 8: Operate and maintain the vessel’s deck machinery in accordance with safe and established procedures

Student Learning outcome(specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Describe and demonstrate the safe operation of anchor windlass and cargo winches.

4,7

1.a

Written, oral and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing and demonstrating safe operation of anchor windlass and cargo winches;
  • describing the danger that will occur with incorrect operation of deck machineries;
  • describing routine maintenance required on deck machineries;
  • demonstrating and describing the safe use of hand  and specialized tools;
  • describing the safe use of lifting gears.
  • explaining and demonstrating the temporary repair of a leaking cooling water pipe; and
  • explaining and demonstrating the replacement of a leaking pipe joint.

A checklist will be used for oral and practical assessments.

    • Describe the danger that may occur with incorrect operation of deck machineries.
    • Describe the routine maintenance required for deck machinery.
    • Demonstrate and describe the safe use of hand tools and specialized tool
    • Describe the safe use of lifting gears.
    • Explain and demonstrate the temporary repair of a leaking cooling water pipe.
    • Explain and demonstrate the replacement of a leaking pipe flange joint.

 

CSLO (General) 9: Operate and maintain the firefighting and safety equipment and conduct on board inspection to maintain their survey requirements in accordance with established emergency procedure.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Explain the action to take if the fire alarm indicates a fire in the machinery space.

4,7

1.a

Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining the action to take if the fire alarms indicate a fire in the machinery space.
  • Using a fixed fire extinguishing model for the machinery space, student performs inspection to determine if it is in order.
  • Using a model, student demonstrates and explains the safety precautions to take with petrol fumes and LP gas leak.
  • Using a fire plan model, student demonstrates and explains the action to take when the LPG alarm is sounded.
  • Using an emergency fire pump model, student describes its purpose and demonstrates emergency fire pump test and operation.
  • Using welding machine models, student demonstrates and explains the precautions to take before burning and welding on board.
  • Using a model of fire fighting and safety equipment on a vessel, student describes and performs inspection to verify that the vessel meets survey requirements.

Practical assessment is scored using a rubric.

    • Inspect the fixed fire extinguishing system in the machinery space to determine if it is in order.
    • Demonstrate and explain the safety precautions to be taken with petrol fumes and LP gas leak.
    • Demonstrate and explain the action to take if the LPG alarm is sounded.
    • Describe and demonstrate the purpose of the emergency fire pump and how it is tested.
    • Demonstrate and explain the precautions to be taken before burning and welding work can be permitted on board.
    • Describe and inspect fire fighting and safety equipment to verify that the vessel meets survey requirements.

CSLO (General 10: Calculate the consumption of fuel and lubricating oil for a voyage in accordance with established procedure and safe practice.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PLO

Assessment Strategies

    •  Calculate the rate of fuel and lubricating oil consumption of the vessel and their limitation.

4,7

1.b

Written assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in :

  • calculating fuel and lubricating oil consumption and their limitation;
  • calculating the consumption of fuel and lubricating oil quantities in liters;
  • calculating fuel and lubricating oil orders, considering appropriate reserves and the fuel on board;
  • calculating steaming time and range base on fuel and lubricating oil on board and voyage deviations; and
  • explaining the effect of vessel’s speed and power on the rate of fuel consumption and fuel requirement.
    • Calculate the consumption of fuel and lubricating oil quantities in liters.
    • Calculate fuel and lubricating oil orders considering appropriate reserves and the fuel on board.
    • Calculate steaming time and range base on fuel and lubricating oil on board and voyage deviations.
    • Explain the effect of vessel’s speed and power on the rate of fuel consumption and the fuel requirement.

 

 

 

 

CSLO (General) 11: Manage the engineering duties on board a vessel during docking operations in accordance with safe and established procedures.

Student Learning Outcome(Specific

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Describe the requirements for commercial vessels to undergo periodic maintenance and survey.

 

 

4,7

1.a

 

Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the requirements for commercial vessel to undergo periodic maintenance and survey;
  • describing preparations and inspections to carry out prior to the vessel being slipped and after return to the water;
  • describing the function of sacrificial anodes and where they are placed on the vessel;
  • demonstrating how stern tube wear is measured and describing the requirement for such measurements;
  • describing the ship side valve  which must be opened up for survey and the maintenance procedures; and
  • describing and demonstrating how the rudderstock and pintle bearing wear is checked.

A checklist will be used for practical assessments.

    • Describe preparations and inspections that should be carried out by ship crew prior to the vessel being slipped and after return to the water.
    • Describe the function of the sacrificial anodes and where they are place on the vessel.
    • Describe and demonstrate how stern tube wear is measured, and the requirements for such measurement
    • Describe the ship side valve which must be opened up for survey and the maintenance procedures.
    • Describe and demonstrate how the rudderstock and pintle bearing wear is checked

CSLO (General 12): Start up, shut down, and monitor small refrigeration plant, and identify basic operating faults in accordance with operating manuals, safety and statutory requirements, and environmental concerns.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Identify the main components of a refrigeration plant.

4,7

1.a

Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • Identifying the main components of refrigeration plant;
  • Describing why the refrigeration plant may cut out and the required re-setting;
  • describing why the refrigeration plant may not reach the required low temperature;
  • describing the  safety precautions necessary  with refrigerant gases; and
  • describing and demonstrating the checks, start up, monitoring and shut down of a refrigeration plant.

A checklist will be used for practical assessments.

    • Describe why a refrigeration plant may cut out and require re-setting.
    • Describe why a refrigeration plant may not reach the required low temperature.
    •  Describe the safety precautions necessary with refrigerant gases.
    • Describe and demonstrate the checks, start up, monitor and shut down of a refrigeration plant.

 

COURSE CONTENT:

1. Marine Diesel Engine
2. Marine Diesel Engine Operation
3. Outboard Engine Operation
4. Gearboxes and Shafting
5. Hydraulic System and Steering System
6. Pumping System
7. Electrical System
8. Deck Machinery and Maintenance
9. Fire Fighting and Safety System
10. Fuel and Lubricating Oil Consumption
11. Slipping and Survey
12. Refrigeration System

METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[ X] Lecture                    [    ] Cooperative learning groups
[   ] Laboratory             [ X] In-class exercises
[ X] Audio visual              [ X] Demonstrations
[ X ] Other:  Shop

REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

  1. SPC 022 (MME 161 EK I) Learners guide.
  2. Classroom
  3. White board
  4. Lap top and projector
  5. Access to an approved diesel power vessel or shore power plant installation
  6. Outboard engine
  7. Appropriate cut and overhead animated models
  8. Electrical test equipment
  9. Appropriate tools and test equipment
  10. Refrigeration special tools and test equipment
  11. Lifting equipment and machinery
  12. Marine Diesel Engine.

REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  1. Engineman 3&2 Naval Education and Training Command
  2. Yanmar Diesel Engine Instruction Book 1,2,3,4 and 5.Yanmar Diesel Engine CO., LTD.
  3. Yamaha Outboard Motor Training Text.
  4. Toboldt, W.K. Diesel, Fundamentals, Service, Repair. South Holland, Illinois. The Goodheart – Willcox Company, Inc.

INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS: None

EVALUATION: A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:None

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