Course Syllabus


This course will introduce students to internal combustion engines and the systems that support them. Students will learn to perform mechanical engine condition tests. They will also learn how to evaluate, diagnose, and repair issues with the fuel, ignition, cooling, and lubrication systems.

Learning Model Architecture

Students will participate in regular patterns of (1) understanding how the system works and then (2) determining how to test and diagnose that system throughout each lesson.


Students will prepare by going through learning modules that will include text, videos, and animations.

Teach One Another

Students will teach one another by participating in an interactive discussion board to discuss diagnostic scenarios with one another.


Students will ponder the moral dimensions of their roles as service providers.

Students will prove their learning by completing traditional and scenario-based assessments.



Required Materials


Grading Policies

Students’ course grade will be based on the assignments listed below.

Assignment Percentage of Total Grade
W## Worksheets and W## Field Reports approx. 35%
Case Study Pre- and Post-tests approx. 25%
Weekly Quizzes approx. 15%
Midterm 1 & 2 approx. 10%
Final Exam approx. 15%

Your overall grade will be based on the following scale:

Final Grade Percentage Range
A 94–100%
A- 90–93%
B+ 87–89%
B 84–86%
B- 83–80%
C+ 77–79%
C 73–76%
C- 70–72%
D 66–69%
F 0–65%

Late Work Policy

All assignments have a due date in this course. The policy for late work availability and penalties is as follows:

  • Any assignment not submitted by the due date will receive an automatic 0.
  • Most assignments allow you to submit up to 7 days late, with a penalty automatically assessed for every day late.
  • Some assignments do not allow late submission and will receive a 0 if not submitted by the due date. These include:
    • Individual Case Studies (must be completed prior to weekly group meetings)
    • Group Case Studies (must be completed together during the group meeting)
    • Group Meeting Reports (must be completed the week of the group meeting)

If you have questions regarding the late work policy, penalties, or accessing closed assignments, contact your instructor.


If any technical difficulties arise throughout the course, contact the Online Support Center or the Help Desk before contacting the instructor.

Online Support Center

Phone: (208) 496-1411



Text Messaging: (855) 808-7102

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM MT

Skype: onlinesupportcenterbyui

Live Chat: Available on the Online Support Center website.

Help Desk

Phone: (208) 496-1411



Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 9 PM. Saturday, 9 AM to 5. PM

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Disability Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Disability Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.


The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.


Course Summary:

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