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Diesel Engine Maintenance

The diesel engine course is designed for leisure sailors and motor boat owners who would like essential, practical knowledge about their boats diesel engine. This is an extremely practical course, taught in our fully equipped marine engineering workshops.

The syllabus is comprehensive without being overwhelming, you will learn about the following principles of the diesel engine;
– Naturally aspirated
– Turbocharged diesel engines
– Fuel system
– Cooling system
– Air system
– Diesel engine electrical systems
– Basic fault finding principles

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What will I learn?

“My goal is to become a marine engineer, and my course has improved my career prospects as well as providing many memorable experiences. I've driven a powerboat and worked on the engine of Aspiration, the College’s 38ft yacht, amongst many others; all great experience for employment.”  Leanne Cole

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 2 (RYA)Powerboat Handling

Essential Outboard Engine Maintenance

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