MMST2126 Marine Lower Unit and Cooling System Service

This course will cover the design and operation of common outboard lower units. Included will be servicing water pumps and cooling systems. Repair and normal maintenance will be included. Troubleshooting typical problems will be included. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Remove an outboard lower unit
Disassemble an outboard lower unit
Diagnose common shifting problems found in an outboard lower unit
Diagnose common cooling system problems found in an outboard motor
Identify the parts of an outboard cooling system
Reassemble an outboard lower unit
Perform maintenance on an outboard motor lower unit
Describe the operation of the propeller for an outboard motor
Select the correct propeller for a boat

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details