Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 152 - Introduction To Marine Electrical Systems

  • Co-requisite: MARR 154, 133, 153

MARR majors only. Provides an introduction to marine electrical fundamentals, circuit designs and types, tools of the trade to include basic DVOM usage, safety procedures and concerns. Other concerns unique to the marine field such as wire and cable termination methods, support and chafe protection will be covered in addition to the installation, maintenance, testing, and charging needs of marine batteries. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards to ensure compliance with United States Coast Guard (USCG) Regulations as well as industry best practices. Students successfully completing this course will be able to sit for the ABYC "Electrical Fundamentals and Basic Installation" certification examination.

90 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 152, the student will be able to:

  • Review basic dc and ac theory
  • Review electrical safety rules and regulations
  • Practice checking polarity of ac shore power
  • Practice use and maintenance of marine electrical tools and instruments
  • Practice practical application of trouble-shooting theory
  • Practice installation of components in a ship's dc system ( including coaxial connections, vhf radio, transducer and knot meter)
  • Practice marine battery installation
  • Practice marine battery charger inspection
  • State advantages of an inverter and diagram installation
  • Practice trouble shooting marine alternators
  • Practice trouble shooting basic gen-set systems
  • Review corrosion as it relates to metals in the marine environment

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