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ME50223: Vehicle engineering

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 80%)
  • Technology Survey (CW 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ME50223 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.

Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

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:

ME50223 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.