MME-231: Engineering Knowledge II

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: MME 231 Engineering Knowledge II

Campus:   FSM-FMI

Initiator:  Joseph Falmed, Michael Mailuw

Date: 4/18/16

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 500kw propulsion power.

                                                                        SPC required contact hrs – 60
COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          3

x

16

=

48

=

 

Practicum

 

          4

x

16

=

64

=

 

Lecture/Lab

 

 

x

 

=

112

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

 

 
Total  Semester Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate      Advanced Certificate of Achievement – Class 5 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: Basic safety, Watch keeping and MME 161 (Engineering Knowledge l)

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: None

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

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2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

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3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

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5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

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6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

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8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in safe operation and maintenance of the machineries on a vessel not exceeding 500kW propulsion power; and
  2. Calculate fuel consumption and storage requirements on vessels.

    COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

    1. Manage a marine diesel engine not exceeding 500 kW in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, technical specifications, and safety requirements.
    2. Start up, shut down, and monitor the operation of marine diesel engines in accordance to established procedure and recognize common defects.
    3. Operate marine outboard engines, recognize common defects, and carry out user maintenance in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, technical specifications and safety requirements.
    4. Operate and maintain a reverse/reduction gearbox and shafting system in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and safety requirements.
    5. Operate and maintain hydraulic and steering system onboard vessel in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and statutory requirements; 
    6. Operate the bilge pumping and deck wash system, recognize faults, and carry out regular maintenance in accordance with normal and emergency procedures, environmental concern and statutory requirements.
    7. Manage a low voltage DC battery system and operate and manage an AC generator and short power connection in accordance with safety and statutory requirements.
    8. Operate and maintain the vessel’s deck machinery in accordance with safe and   established procedures.
    9. Operate and maintain the fire fighting and safety equipment and conduct onboard inspection to maintain their survey requirements in accordance with established emergency procedures.
    10. Manage the engineering duties onboard a vessel during docking operation, and maintain the stability and vessel integrity in accordance with safe and established procedures.
    11. Manage the engineering duties on board a vessel during docking operations in accordance with safe and established procedures.
    12. Start up, shut down, and monitor small refrigeration plants, and recognize basic operating faults in accordance with operating manuals, safety and statutory requirement, and established procedures.

    COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

    CSLO (General) 1: Manage a marine diesel engine not exceeding 500 kW, in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, technical specifications, and safety requirements.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

      • Sketch and explain the operating cycle of 2 and 4 stroke marine diesel engine

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

    • sketching and explaining the operating cycle of a 2 and 4 stroke marine diesel engines;
    • identifying the marine diesel engine components and describing their basic functions;
    • identifying and sketching the lubricating system and describe its basic components;
    • identifying, sketching and describing fuel system and its basic components;
    • identifying the turbo charger and explain its function; and
    • identifying and describing the operation of simple sea water cooling system and its components.

     

     Checklists will be used on practical assessments.

      • Identify the marine diesel engine components and describe their basic functions.

    1.3 Identify and sketch the lubrication system and describe its basic components

      • Identify, sketch, and describe the fuel system and its basic components
      • Identify turbocharger and explain its functions.
      • Identify and describe the operation of a simple sea water cooling system and its components.

    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 be followed before starting a marine diesel engine.

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

    • demonstrating and explaining the checks and procedures before starting a marine diesel engine;
    • demonstrating and explaining the checks to be made if an engine fails to start;
    • reading and explaining the marine diesel engine gauge readings;
    • explaining the engine warm up and cool down period requirements on marine diesel engine;
    • identifying and explaining indications of engine overheating and appropriate actions to be taken; and
    • identifying and explaining the actions to be taken when there is low lube oil pressure alarm.

     
    Checklist will be used on practical assessment.

      • Demonstrate and explain the checks to be made if an engine fails to start.
      • Interpret marine diesel engine gauge readings.
      • Explain warm up and cool down period requirements on marine diesel engines
      • Identify and explain indication of engine overheating and appropriate actions to be taken
      • Identifying and describe the actions to be taken when there is low lube oil pressure.

     

    CSLO (General) 3: Operate marine outboard motor (OBM), recognized common defects and carry out user maintenance accordance with manufacturer recommendations, technical specifications and safety requirements.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

      • Explain the basic construction and components of a marine OBM.

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    Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence using outboard motor models in:

    • explaining the basic components and its construction;
    • demonstrating  the procedures before starting;
    • explaining the checks to be made if an outboard motor engine fails to start.;
    • explaining the reason for warm up period;
    • explaining the causes of engine overheating and appropriate actions to be taken; and
    • describing and explaining user routine services in accordance with manufacturer maintenance manual.
    • operating an OBM.

     Checklist will be used on performance assessment.

      • Demonstrate and explain the checks and procedures before starting an OBM.
      • List and describe checks to be made if an OBM fails to start
      • Explain the reason for warm up period on an OBM.
      • Explain what causes engine overheating and appropriate actions to be taken.
      • Describe routine user services to be carried out on an OBM in accordance with the manufacturer maintenance manual.
      • Operate an OBM.

    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.

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

    • describing and explaining the meaning of reduction ratio;
    • describing and explaining the procedure of changing from ahead to astern;
    • explaining gearbox pre-departure checks using gearbox model, and demonstrate the pre-departure checks before sailing;
    • identifying and explaining each common operating faults that can occur to a gear box and drive train in service; and
    • describing and explaining potential maintenance problems in the drive train such as leaking stern glands, worn shaft bearings and faulty couplings.
    • Operating a reverse/reduction gearbox and shafting system.

     

    Checklists will be used on performance assessments.

      • Describe the correct procedures of changing from ahead to astern.
      • Demonstrate and describe the checks of the gearbox and drive train before sailing.
      • Explain common operating faults that can occur to a gearbox and drive train in service.
      • Identify potential maintenance problems in the drive train.
      • Operate a reverse/reduction gearbox and shafting system

    CSLO (General) 5: Operate and maintain hydraulic and steering systems onboard vessel in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and statutory requirements.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Identify the basic components   of steering system and explain the appropriate steering checks prior to sailing.

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

    • naming the basic components of steering system and explaining the appropriate steering checks prior to sailing;
    • describing and explaining  the correct operation of emergency steering  system;
    • identifying and describing the common defects that could cause steering gears to malfunction;
    • identifying and describing safety precautions to be taken when using hydraulic systems; and
    • describing and listing the operational checks and maintenance on a steering system.

    5.2 Explain the correct operation of the emergency steering systems.

      • Describe the common              defects that could cause a steering gear to malfunction.
      • Identify and describe safety precautions to be taken when using hydraulic systems.
      • List and describe operational checks and maintenance on a steering system.

     

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

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment strategies

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

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

    • naming six common components of the bilge system and explain their functions;
    • describing the operation of an emergency bilge pump;
    • identifying the, “back flooding,” in the bilge system and explaining methods of prevention;
    • describing and explaining the correct actions to be taken if the bilge system is not working;
    • listing and explaining the change-over steps to be carried out when changing over from bilge duty to fire main duty on vessel’s general service pump; and
    • describing and explaining the regular user maintenance of a bilge system.
      • Demonstrate or describe the operation of an emergency bilge pump.
      • Explain the “back flooding” and methods of prevention.
      • Describe the corrective actions to be taken if the bilge system in not working.
      • Describe the correct procedure to change over from bilge duty to fire main duty on the vessel’s general service pump.
      • Describe the regular user maintenance of a bilge system.
      • No operation

    CSLO (General) 7: Manage a low voltage DC battery system and operate and manage an AC generator and short power connection in accordance with safety and statutory requirements

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment strategies

      • Assess the condition of a battery using a hydrometer.

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    Written and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence using electrical teaching models in:

    • assessing the condition of a battery using hydrometer;
    • sketching, calculating current and voltage supplies and demonstrating connecting batteries in series and parallel connections;
    • listing and describing safety precautions associated with the management of batteries;
    • demonstrating and explaining   the normal charging procedures for battery;
    • explaining  the purposes of fuse and circuit breakers and the danger of replacing the blown fuses with incorrect rating;
    • explaining the term, “short circuit” – it’s   occurrence and associated danger;
    • demonstrating and explaining the startup procedures for a generator and checks for operation;
    • identifying overloading of generator and the correct action the operator should take;
    • listing and explaining the safety precautions when working with AC power supplies and the causes of fatal electrical shock; and
    • explaining the safety precautions to take before connecting a vessel to shore power on the slip way.

     

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

      • Sketch and demonstrate connecting batteries in series and parallel and calculate current and voltage supplied.
      • Identify and describe safety precautions associated with the management of batteries.
      • Demonstrate/explain the normal charging procedures for battery.
      • Explain the purpose of fuses and circuit breakers in electrical circuits and danger of replacing blown fuses with those of the incorrect rating.
      • Explain the term, ”short circuit” its causes and associated dangers
      • Demonstrate/explain the startup procedures for a generator and checks for operation.
      • Describe the overloading of a generator and the correct action the operator should take.
      • Identify and describe the safety precautions when working with AC power supplies and the causes of fatal electrical shock
      • Explain the safety precautions to take before connecting a vessel to shore power on the slip way

    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 the safe operation of anchor windlass and cargo winches.

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

    • explaining the safe operation of anchor windlass and cargo winches;
    • explaining the danger associated with the operation of deck machineries;
    • explaining the routine maintenance of deck machinery;
    • demonstrating and describing safe uses of hand and specialized tools;  
    • explaining the safe uses of lifting gears;
    • demonstrating and explaining the temporary repair of leaking cooling water pipe; and
    • demonstrating and explaining replacement of leaking pipe flange gasket.

     

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

      • Describe the danger associated with the operation of deck machineries.
      • Explain the routine maintenance of deck machinery.
      • Demonstrate and describe the safe use of hand tools and specialized tools.

    8.5Describe the safe use of lifting gear.

      • Demonstrate and explain the temporary repair of leaking cooling water pipe.
      • Demonstrate and explain the replacement of leaking pipe flange gasket.

    CSLO (General) 9: Operate and maintain the fire fighting and safety equipment and conduct onboard inspection to maintain their survey requirements in accordance with established emergency procedures.

    Student Learning Outcome(specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment strategies

      • Demonstrate and describe response to take if the fire alarm indicates fire in the machinery space.

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    Using real case scenarios, demonstrate and describe the respond to take if fire alarm indicate fire in the machinery space.

      • Demonstrate and describe the checks to determine if fixed fire extinguishing system in a small vessel’s machinery space is in order.

    Using training vessel, demonstrate and describe the check to determine if the fixed fire extinguishing system in the machinery space is in order.

      • Demonstrate and explain the safety precautions to be taken with petrol fumes and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) leaks.

    Using real case scenario, demonstrate and explain the safety precautions to take with petrol fumes and LPG leaks.

      • Explain the action to be taken in case of an alarm indicating a LPG leak.

    Explain the action to take in case of an alarm indicating a LPG leak. (Oral exam)

      • Demonstrate and describe the purpose of an emergency fire pump and how to test for its utility.

    Using model, demonstrate and describe the purpose of an emergency fire pump and how to test for utility.

      • Demonstrate and describe the precautions to be taken before burning and welding work is carried out onboard.

    In the engineering lab, demonstrate and describe the precautions to take before burning and welding is carried out onboard. 

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

    CSLO (General) 10: Manage the engineering duties onboard a vessel during docking operation, and maintain the stability and vessel integrity in accordance safe and established procedures.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment strategies

      • Define the terms used in basic ship construction for the main parts of the vessel.

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    Quiz. Define the terms used in ship construction for the main parts of a vessel.

      • Demonstrate and describe the principles of basic stability.

    Written and oral assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s understanding of the fundamental principles of stability.

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

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

    Oral and written exam

      • Describe the preparations and inspections that should be carried out by the ship’s crew prior to the vessel being slipped and after return to the water.

    Describe preparations and inspections to be made by ship’s crew prior to slipping and after return to water.

    Oral and written exam

      • Describe the function of the sacrificial anodes and where they are placed on vessels.

    Describe the sacrificial anodes and where they are placed on the vessels.

    Oral and written exam

      • Describe how stern tubes wear is measured, and the requirements for such measurement.

    Describe how stern tube wear is measured and the requirements for such measurement.

    Oral and written exam

      • Describe the ship side valves which must be opened up for survey and the maintenance procedures.

    Describe the ship side valves to open for survey and maintenance.
    Oral and written exam

      • Demonstrate and describe how rudderstock and pintle bearing wear is checked.

    Using model, demonstrate and describe rudderstock and pintle bearing wear check.

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

    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

    11.1 Demonstrate and describe the requirements for commercial vessel to undergo periodic maintenance and survey.

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

    • explaining the requirements for commercial vessel to undergo periodic maintenance and survey;
    • explaining the preparations and inspections that should be carried out by the ship’s crew prior to the vessel being slipped and after return to the water;
    • explaining the function of the sacrificial anodes and where they are placed on vessels;
    • explaining how the stern tube wear is measured and the requirements for such measurement;
    • explaining the ship’s side valves which must be open up for survey and maintenance procedures; and
    • explaining how the rudder stock and pintle bearing wear is checked.

     

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

    11.2 Demonstrate and describe the preparations and inspections that should be carried out by the ship’s crew prior to the vessel being slipped and after return to the water.

    11.3 Demonstrate and describe the function of the sacrificial anodes and where they are placed on vessels.

    11.4 Demonstrate and describe how stern tube wear is measured and the requirements for such measurement.

    11.5 Demonstrate and describe the ship’s side valves which must be open up for survey and maintenance procedures.

    11.6 Demonstrate and describe how rudder stock and pintle bearing wear is checked.

    CSLO (General) 12: Start up, shut down, and monitor small refrigeration plants, and recognize basic operating faults in accordance with operating manuals, safety and statutory requirement, and established procedures.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment strategies

      • List and explain the main components of a refrigeration plant.

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

    • listing and explaining the basic components of a refrigeration plant and explain their functions;
    • describing why a refrigeration plant cut-out and require re-setting;
    • explaining why a refrigeration plant may not reach the required low temperature;
    • listing and explaining the safety precautions necessary with refrigerant gases; and
    • demonstrating and explaining checks, start up, monitoring, and shut down of a refrigeration plant.

     

    Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

      • Describe why a refrigeration plant may cut-out and require re-setting.
      • Explain why a refrigeration plant may not reach the required low temperature.
      • List and explain the safety precautions necessary with refrigerant gas.
      • Demonstrate  and explain checks, start up, monitoring and shut down of a refrigeration plant.

    COURSE CONTENT:

    • Marine diesel engines
    • Marine diesel engine operation
    • Outboard Engine Operation
    • Gearboxes and Shafting
    • Hydraulic system and Steering gears
    • Pumping System
    • Electrical System
    • Deck machinery and Maintenance
    • Fire Fighting and Safety Systems
    • Ship construction and Basic Stability
    • Slipping and Survey
    • Refrigeration

    METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:        
    [X] Lecture               [   ] Cooperative learning groups
    [X] Laboratory              [X] In-class exercises
    [  ] Audio visual            [X] Demonstrations
    [  ] Other

    REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

    1. Classroom
    2. Whiteboard
    3. Lap Top and projector
    4. Access to an approved diesel power vessel or shore power plant installation
    5. Outboard Engines
    6. Appropriate Cut Models
    7. Electrical testing equipment
    8. Appropriate hand tool and safety equipment
    9. Refrigeration special tool and test equipment
    10. Lifting equipment and machinery
    11. SPC 052EK (MME 180 EK II) Learners Guide
    12. Diesel Engines
    13. Hydraulic machineries
    14. Shipboard Practical Training Book
    15. Overhead projector

     REFERENCE MATERIALS:

    1. Engine man 3&2 Naval Education and Training Command
    2. Yanmar Diesel Engine Instruction Book 1,2,3,4 and 5.Yanamr Diesel Engine CO., LTD.
    3. Yamaha Outboard Motor Training Text.
    4. William K. Toboldt Diesel, Fundamentals, Service, Repair. By William K. Toboldt South Holland, Illinois. THE GOODHEART – WILLCOX COMPANY, INC.
    •  STCW 78 as amended, and Code
    •  MARPOL Convention
    • SOLAS Convention
    • CC Pounder, “Marine Diesel Engine
    • Flanagan, GTH, 193”Marine Boiler” Third Edition Oxford
    • Reed Engineering Series 1thru 12 Thomas Reed Publication

    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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