Courses of Study: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Maritime Engineering, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures associated with basic maritime engineering, including first aid, fire, electrical, tools, and equipment.

2.) Distinguish between various components of maritime electrical systems, including meters, transformers, converters, inverters, and batteries.

•  Evaluating principles of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuits
3.) Compare generators and shore-side power sources in relation to marine vessel electrical systems.

•  Explaining the operation of shipboard systems
4.) Explain the importance of air-conditioning and refrigeration compressors, condensers, thermostats, refrigerants, fans, heat pumps, water-cooled systems, and air-cooled systems.

5.) Describe the importance of maritime pumping system components, including pumps, manifolds, piping, tanks, and valves.

6.) Explain different aspects of the maritime pumping system as related to freshwater, gray water, sewage, and fuel.

7.) Compare various types of propulsion, including propeller, set pitch and variable pitch, sail, jet, cyclonical, and Z-drive.

8.) Distinguish between maritime or engine manual and electric control systems.

9.) Describe diesel engine systems.

10.) Describe components of gasoline engines, including the fuel system, lubricating system, cooling system, exhaust system, and intake system.

11.) Demonstrate preventive maintenance on inboard gasoline engines.

12.) Demonstrate preventive maintenance on outboard gasoline engines.