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ME30217: Vehicle engineering

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME30217 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide knowledge relating to vehicle design and an understanding of the operation and performance of the important sub-systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Understand the vehicle design process.
* Analyse the performance of transmission and driveline systems. Understand the operation of major vehicle sub-systems.
* Analyse aspects of vehicle and powertrain control.
* Understand the operation and performance of braking systems. Understand the principles of vehicle performance testing and calibration.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Vehicle design; manufacturing processes; materials selection; transmissions; driveline; performance testing and calibration; braking systems including brake-by-wire, ABS, Traction control, stability control. Automotive control systems including engine management systems, on board diagnostics, controller area networks.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME30217 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TEME-AFM31 : MSc Automotive Engineering with Electric Propulsion
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30217 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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