Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Marine Engine Systems II

 Title Abbreviation:   MARINE ENGINE SYSTEMS II

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    163

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Focuses on modern inboard engine technology and advanced troubleshooting and service techniques. Includes modern engine fueling and breathing innovations, electronic engine control and monitoring, diagnostic tools and software, engine emission regulations, vessel repowers, and mechanical surveys.


Prerequisite: MT 160 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform maintenance and repair procedures on gasoline electronic fuel injection (EFI) and diesel high pressure common rail (HPCR) systems in accordance with manufacturer and industry standards.
  2. Perform engine valve adjustments according to manufacturer specifications.
  3. Utilize modern diagnostic tools and software to interpret error codes and troubleshoot engine problems.
  4. Install, test, and repair electronic engine controls and instrumentation.
  5. Plan a vessel repower by creating a new engine installation checklist and estimate of cost.
  6. Conduct a vessel mechanical survey and sea trial in order to advise the owner of system deficiencies and recommended repairs according to ABYC Standards and best industry practices.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Fundamentals of modern inboard engine technology, operation, and safety.
  2. Gasoline electronic fuel injection (EFI) theory, maintenance, and repair.
  3. Diesel high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injection theory, maintenance, and repair.
  4. Engine valve adjustment procedures.
  5. Electronic engine control and monitoring systems.
  6. Advanced engine diagnostic and electrical troubleshooting techniques.
  7. Repowering marine vessel with modern propulsion systems.
  8. Marine vessel mechanical surveys and sea trials.
  9. Current EPA regulations for marine engine emissions.