MMST2140 Marine Tilt/Trim and Controls

This course will cover the theories of operation of common power tilt and trim systems found on outboards. Repair procedures used on different systems will be taught. Students will disassemble and service at least one tilt and trim unit. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




Successful completion of all first year courses

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:
Describe principles of tilt and trim operation
Describe benefits of having a tilt and trim system on an outboard motor
Explain different circuits of a tilt and trim system
Perform normal maintenance on a tilt and trim system
Overhaul a tilt and trim unit
Describe operation of an electric hydraulic tilt and trim unit
Pressure test a tilt and trim unit
Describe safety procedures when working on hydraulic systems
Describe operation of an electric tilt and trim system
Identify controls of industry electronics

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