Our internal combustion machinery course is above all a combination of practical and applied theoretical technology – it is designed to give the student the knowledge and theoretical know-how about the typical design and construction and operation of these type of machinery. It is a comprehensive course designed to equip the student with special skills and understanding of the design, operation, testing and analysis of machinery to be able to work as technicians in a manufacturing environment. It is equally suitable for the qualified or unqualified newcomer to the trade.
The program starts from first principles and it is required that persons with a mathematical background will have an added advantage to study the program. At least some exposure to high school level education is required to be able to successfully complete the program.
The usual application procedures must be observed. There are no other needs except that students should have access to a computer and they will be required to be computer literate at least capable to use a computer to be able to send and receive mail and to open attachment as well as using application software to open textbooks, prepare assignments. Where they do not have any Internet facilities, the usage of a computer is till compulsory but they can mail assignments or contact there agent to be able to study the program.
Credits and exemptions
Credits are indicated with an (*) for each tertiary level subject as well as exemptions appropriately marked where applicable for each subject.
Mathematics I *
Basic Electronics *
Engineering Drawing *
Strength of Materials *
Kinematics of Machines *
Machine Design *
Theory of Machines *
Engineering Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines *
Engine Testing Theory and Practice*
Diesel Engine Fundamentals *
Diesel Engine Transient Operation Principles and Analysis *
Marine Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines *
Gas Turbine Engineering *
Outcomes and program level
The program starts at the senior high school level and advances to the first year beyond high school diploma. It is equivalent to a High School + three years tertiary study in the appropriate field.
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