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Overview of Gas Turbines

COURSE NO: M02-057
Overview of Gas Turbines
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of gas turbines, by briefly discussing the basic theory, types, construction features, and operating principles of gas turbine engines.


The gas turbine is an internal combustion engine that uses air as the working fluid. The engine extracts chemical energy from fuel and converts it to mechanical energy using the gaseous energy of the working fluid to drive the engine.


The gas turbine, when compared to other types of engines, may offer many advantages. Its high power-to-weight ratio has made it the preferred engine for an aircraft. In terms of fuel economy, modern gas turbines may compete with diesel engines and be superior to boiler/steam turbine plants.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers as well as others who are interested in learning about Gas Turbines.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the laws and principles that apply to gas turbine engines
  • Understanding the methods used to classify gas turbines
  • Learning about the major components used on gas turbines
  • Learning about the functions of the starting systems and the types of ignition aids
  • Gaining a general overview on the types of gas turbine monitoring systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Overview of Gas Turbines”, which is based on chapter 6 of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center “Gas Turbines” NAVEDTRA 14104A training course.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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