CCOG for EPG 103 Summer 2024

Course Number:
EPG 103
Course Title:
Engine Systems
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Course Description

Covers basic engine performance and systems related to prime movers in power generation. Covers ignition, starting, charging, fuel, exhaust, cooling, governing, preheating, and protective systems. Includes troubleshooting and diagnosing system-related issues. Prerequisites/concurrent: EPG 102.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Identify the function of each engine sub-system and how they relate with each other.
  • Identify individual components on various engines.
  • Explain the pros and cons of different engine fuel systems and their applications.
  • Efficiently navigate and use a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tooling.
  • Systematically approach engine issues, troubleshoot, and diagnose problems.
  • Describe diesel emissions and explain the fundamentals upon which they operate.      

Course Activities and Design

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.  This course will be taught using industry electric power generation equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •   Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing
  •   Hands-on practical testing
  •   Daily lab assignments and term projects
  •   Attendance
  •   Work ethic

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

learn 2 stroke diesel engine fundamentals

learn 4 stroke diesel engine fundamentals

learn gas engine fundamentals

learn gaseous engine fundamentals

learn basic fuel systems

learn exhaust systems

learn cooling systems

learn fuel governing fundamentals

learn air intake systems

learn preheating systems

learn maintenance procedures

learn testing and troubleshooting procedures

learn electrical starting fundamentals

learn pneumatic starting fundamentals

learn emission technology