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Learn How Machines Work and What they Can Do

Machinery and tools are a big reason why civilisation has advanced and continues to do so. With better tools we are more capable and efficient in carrying out the jobs we need to do; from building things to maintaining and repairing things.

This course will expand your understanding of tools and equipment, for use on the farm, in the garden, in construction, or elsewhere. It provides a strong introduction to a number of engineering principles and considerations for how machinery is used and maintained. The course is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance their knowledge of how machinery and equipment works, and of the requirements for using them appropriately.

Course Code: BSC105

Course Duration: 100 hours of self paced studies


What's in this Course?

There are eight lessons in this course:

Lesson 1. Engine Operation

  • History of Engines
  • Measurements and mechanical principles
  • Load, Force, Pressure, Atmospheric Pressure
  • Gravity, Centre of Gravity, Specific Gravity
  • Density, Volumetric Efficiency, Vacuum, Work, Power, Energy
  • Bore, Piston Motion, Piston Displacement
  • Compression Ratio
  • Converting Imperial Measurements to Metric
  • Understanding a Petrol Engine
  • Engine Operating Cycle
  • The Transmission System Stages in 4 Stroke Spark Ignition Engine Cycle
  • Stages in 2 stroke spark ignition Engine Cycle
  • Engine Efficiency
  • Understanding Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity; current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply; batteries, mains power, generators, solar cells
  • Electricity and Engines
  • Electric Motors

Lesson 2.  Hydraulics

  • What is Hydraulics
  • Simple Hydraulic System
  • Pumps
  • Tractors
  • Hydraulic Tapings
  • System Valves
  • 3 point linkage on tractors
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Pressure Head
  • Friction Loss
  • Calculating Friction Loss
  • Calculating Discharge or Flow
  • Velocity
  • Water Hammer
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Irrigation
  • Measuring Water available to plants
  • Irrigation Calculations

Lesson 3.  Machinery Components

  • Parts of an Engine
  • Lubrication System
  • Cooling System
  • Fuel System
  • Ignition System
  • Transmission System
  • Examples of Mechanisation; potting machines, planters and drills, harvesters, graders, mowers

Lesson 4.Hand Tools

  • Lifting objects manually
  • Scope of tools and equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Rakes
  • Spades and Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aerating Equipment
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers

Lesson 5. Power Tools

  • Types of tools
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Power Saws
  • Compressors
  • Hedge Trimmers
  • Chain Saws
  • Brush Cutters
  • Mowers
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Tool Safety
  • Tool Maintenance

Lesson 6.Tractors

  • Choosing a tractor
  • Choosing implements and attachments
  • Mini Tractors
  • Tractor Parts
  • Clutch
  • Transmission
  • Tractor safety
  • Tractor operation
  • Tractor Engine
  • Fault Finding
  • Common Operating faults

Lesson 7.  Equipment Maintenance

  • Cleaning and Sharpening tools
  • Secateurs and branch cutting tools
  • Shovels and spades
  • Saws and Chainsaws
  • Rust protection
  • Maintaining timber handles
  • Plastic handles
  • Storage
  • Maintenance Procedures and Schedules
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules for Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives

Lesson 8. Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Machinery Specifications
  • Application for an Industry Sector     


Why Study This Course?

  • A great start point for studying engineering or working with machinery
  • To broaden an understanding of how machinery is used - particularly in agricultural and horticultural applications
  • Supervisors, managers or owners wanting to improve how machinery is used and maintained


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