Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Summer 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Engine Function and Design
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary





Two way equivalent(s):

ENM 4128 Engine Function And Design

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

An understanding of the design and function of common internal combustion engines and components relative to their operation are discussed and reviewed. Students also access and review relative engine manufacturer information technology.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Identify, describe, and evaluate common types of internal combustion engines.
2. Interpret and explain related service information systems.
3. Identify, select, and demonstrate the appropriate use of various types of related hand, precision measuring, specialty tools and equipment.
4. Identify and apply personal and industry safe work practices related to engine repair and maintenance.
5. Identify environmental concerns related to internal combustion engine repair and maintenance.

Course Content:

- Engine identification and inspection
- Design and principles function of 2 and 4 stroke
- Design and principles function of engine cooling
- Design and principles function of engine exhaust
- Design and principles function of engine
lubrication systems
- Information technology Related hand, specialty
tool and test equipment identification, use,
storage and care
- Workplace safety and related environmental


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Projects and Assignments 30%
Practical Demonstration 30%
Final Test 40%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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