DESL 1540 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems (2L,2LB,3CR):
Introductory course to electrical systems used in heavy diesel engines. Course will cover fundamental electrical quantities, components and basic circuits. Additional content will cover heavy diesel engine electrical systems.
DESL 1580 Power Train, Braking, and Steering (3L,3CR):
(5 weeks) Manual clutches, drive lines, manual transmissions, and final drive units.
DESL 1600 Diesel Engines (2L,2LB,3CR):
Introductory course covers medium to heavy diesel engines. The course is intended to provide an overview of engine construction, fuel systems and general maintenance.
DESL 1605 Basic Diesel Engine (6L,6LB,9CR):
This course covers disassembly procedures, evaluating serviceability of components, preparing the engine block for overhaul; the assembly procedure for crankshafts, bearings, pistons, seals, and valve train; the servicing of cylinder heads including valve grinding and seating; bolt torquing, timing, and run-in checks. The course will also cover basic fuel systems, fuel pumps, injectors, and evaluating system failure. Course is designed to cover the principles and service procedures for the diesel engine and equipment pertinent to the diesel engine industry.
DESL 1607 Basic Diesel Engine II (6L,6LB,9CR):
This course is an extension of the Basic Diesel Engine course. Students will be more involved with engine components, fuel systems, and associated systems.
DESL 1610 Engine Rebuilding I (4L,10LB,9CR):
(10 weeks) Disassembly procedures, evaluating serviceability of components, preparing the engine block for overhaul; the assembly procedure for crankshafts, bearings, pistons, seals, and valve train; the servicing of cylinder heads including valve grinding and seating; bolt torquing, timing, and run-in checks.
DESL 1620 Engine Rebuilding II (3L,12LB,9CR):
(5 weeks Lec, 15 weeks Lab) Live engines and drive-in work are used for instruction. The students make up the estimates and deal with the customer directly. Students are evaluated on their ability to handle the entire operation from meeting the customer to unit performance on completion.
DESL 1650 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning I (3L,4LB,5CR):
(5 weeks) Basic fuel systems, fuel pumps, injectors, and evaluating system failure.
DESL 1660 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning II (3L,3CR):
(5 weeks) Air induction systems, injector and fuel pump operations. Troubleshooting and electronic fuel controls.
DESL 1680 Natural Gas Engine Technology (6L, 9LB, 10.5CR):
Course is designed to cover the principles and service procedures for the natural gas engine and equipment pertinent to the natural gas industry. Course will cover fuels, ignition systems, combustion, lean combustion theory, exhaust gas analysis, lubrication systems, cooling systems, mounting and alignment, and gas compression concepts. Prerequisite: DESL 1605 or DESL 1610.
DESL 1850 Basic Hydraulics (2L,2LB,3CR):
Principles of hydraulic systems and components used in mobile equipment. Factors of consideration in the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic systems.
DESL 1980 Co-op Work Experience (Diesel) (1-8CR) (Max. 8):
8 hours/week for 16 weeks - Total 128 hours Designed to give students hands-on training in diesel equipment maintenance and repair in a production shop setting. A student working for an employer is responsible for employment verification and documentation of hours worked and jobs done. Students staying on campus will meet the training requirements of the department.