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Diesel Engine Basics

Learn the components and inner workings of a diesel engine with this free online course.

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This free online diesel engine course teaches about diesel engine components, its systems, its terminology, and its basic cycles. If you're an automotive engineer or automobile engineer, then learning and mastering the inner workings of the diesel engine is of great importance. - every large, modern combustion engine is in fact a diesel engine. You'll also have access to interactive 3D models to maximise your learning!
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    3-4 Hours
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Without exception, the reciprocating piston engine is the most influential machine ever invented by mankind. From its early beginnings as a steam engine, the piston engine has revolutionised the way we live, work and travel. This fee online course Diesel Engine Basics will teach you about this truly amazing machine.

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning combustion engine knowledge. Even if you already have some background knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. Interactive 3D models are used extensively to show you each individual engine component and how these components work together to complete useful work.

The course is packed with images, animations, interactive 3D models and high quality written content. Written content has been read aloud so that you can 'learn on the go' without needing to watch the screen constantly. Start this course today and learn about the inner workings of the diesel engine.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the major diesel engine components and how they work together
  • Identify the five major supporting systems of a diesel engine
  • Define the terminology related to internal combustion engines
  • Compare and contrast the two basic types of diesel engines
  • Explain the difference between different types of diesel engines


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