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AMET 109 - Reciprocating Engines
AMET 109

This module covers the principles of operation, parts and maintenance of reciprocating engines.

  • Total Hours: 40
  • Lecture Hours: 40
Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: No

Prerequisite: Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program
Course Content:

T9-1 – Reciprocating Engine Principals
  • Describe the history and development of aircraft reciprocating engines
  • Explain the function of engine components and accessories
  • Identify types of reciprocating engines
  • Explain engine theory and performance
  • Explain the operation of four-stroke engines
T9-2 – Reciprocating Engine Operation
  • Operate reciprocating engines
  • Troubleshoot reciprocating engine operating problems
T9-3 – Reciprocating Engine Maintenance
  • Describe safe working practices
  • Remove, install and test aircraft piston engines and components
  • Describe engine maintenance and overhaul shop layout
  • Explain engine overhaul procedures
  • Carry our reciprocating engine maintenance procedures
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will identify the parts of a reciprocating engine and explain how they work together to cause the engine to produce power.
  • The student will analyze engine wear and deterioration and evaluate serviceability.
Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade: 70%

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • T9-1=40%
  • T9-2=20%
  • T9-3=40%

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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