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Principles of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

COURSE NO: M04-043
Principles of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering course presents the basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics along with their various components followed by discussing the maintenance procedures associated with these systems.


In automotive and construction equipment, the terms “hydraulic” and “pneumatic” describe a method of transmitting power from one place to another through the use of a liquid or a gas which obey certain physical laws and principles discussed in this course.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for mechanical and industrial engineers, as well as other technical professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of the principles of hydraulic and pneumatics systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the operating principles of hydraulic systems
  • Identifying operation characteristics, component functions, and maintenance procedures of a hydraulic system
  • Understanding the operating principles of pneumatic systems
  • Identifying operational characteristics and service procedures applicable to heavy-duty compressors
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems", which is based on Chapter 9 of the Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14264A), Construction Mechanic Basic.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 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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