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DIE 132 Diesel Engines & Fuel Systems
Credit Hours:  8
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lecture, 18 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: An introduction to diesel engines focusing on the theory of operation of the four main subsystems: basic engine, lubrication, cooling and fuel systems. Practical training in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing repairs on diesel engines and engine subsystems. An in depth study of modern diesel engines used in off and on highway application, emphasizing computer controlled fuel systems and new emission standards.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Model safe procedures in the workplace, per OSHA.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain safety hazards associated with engines.
3. (Knowledge Level) Recall and define basic engine terminology.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain external and internal parts of a diesel engine and its subsystems.
5. (Analysis Level) Outline in detail the basic operation of a diesel engine.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain in detail the five functions of a lubrication system within a diesel engine.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe how the cooling system functions as a subsystem of the diesel engine.
8. (Knowledge Level) Identify and list special engine tools and test equipment used to make engine repairs.
9. (Evaluation Level) Interpret manufacturer's service literature to assist in diagnosing engine malfunctions and performing repairs.
10. (Application Level) Describe and show a diesel engine tune-up procedure.
11. (Evaluation Level) Recognize the importance of a fluid analysis and interpret the results.
12. (Application Level) Define and demonstrate use of computer controlled fuel system terminology.
13. (Knowledge Level) Identify components related to computer controlled fuel systems.
14. (Application Level) Use laptop computers and on board monitors to find trouble codes for faulty components and wiring.
15. (Evaluation Level) Appraise your repair by starting the engine and analyzing the circuit using a laptop or onboard monitoring system, if applicable.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
All learning outcomes meet AED Technical Standards for Construction Equipment Technicians.