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Course Description

In this course, you'll explore two types of prime movers including internal combustion engines and gas turbines. You'll learn about the components, construction and operation of each type of driver. You'll also gain an understanding of start-up procedures and operational problems along with maintenance requirements. Learn about the operating principle of a simple gas turbine as you explore the advantages and disadvantages inherent in their use.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • discuss methods of classifying internal combustion engines and the diesel engine
  • describe engines and turbines
  • describe the components and operation of internal combustion engines
  • describe the components and operation of gas turbines
  • describe the operating principle of a simple gas turbine, its uses in industry and the advantages and disadvantages inherent in their use.

Notes

This program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Section Title
Equipment - Engines and Turbines
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Aug 12, 2024 to Sep 22, 2024
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Section Title
Equipment - Engines and Turbines
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 04, 2024 to Dec 15, 2024
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Section Title
Equipment - Engines and Turbines
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Feb 03, 2025 to Mar 16, 2025
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Section Title
Equipment - Engines and Turbines
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 05, 2025 to Jun 15, 2025
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Section Title
Equipment - Engines and Turbines
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Aug 11, 2025 to Sep 21, 2025
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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