Learn how engines and motors work; their applications, maintenance and repair. This course has relevance from cars to household machines and kitchen appliances.
Learn about Mechanics
This course provides an understanding of machines. As such it forms a foundation for understanding the scope and nature of machines; possibilities for achieving more efficient work outcomes with machines; how to make better choices of what machine to use for what job, and how to manage and maintain machinery you use.
Machines include obvious things such as cars and garden equipment; but also machinery used in factories, offices and other workplaces, and machines used to make life easier in our houses, from kitchen appliances to vacuum cleaners. A kitchen food processor is a machine, and are cars and robots. This course is relevant to all of these things.
When you better understand machines, you have a greater capacity to work not only with machinery; but in any industry.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Introduction to Engines and Motors -petrol, gas, electric
- Engine Characteristics
- Machines and their parts
- Drive Mechanisms -Transmissions, Gears, Belts
- Managing Deterioration
- Optimising Function and Longevity
- Brake Systems – Pneumatic Brakes, Hydraulic Brakes
- The Mechanics Workshop – equipment, tools, safety etc
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.