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AUTO6011 - Automotive Electronics

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Title:Automotive Electronics
Long Title:Automotive Electronic Componen
Module Code:AUTO6011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: PATRICK O SHAUGHNESSY
Module Description: This module provides the student with an understanding of the components used in electronic systems of the modern motor vehicle.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise and interpret the different wiring diagrams used in manafacturers workshop manuals.
LO2 Identify the various modules and sensors from wiring diagrams.
LO3 Determine the function and operation of various modules and sensors
LO4 Communicate with the customer and the technician as to the faults observed in components and how they may be rectified.
LO5 Identify the components that are activated during test procedures.
LO6 Explain basic electrical and electronic principles
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electrical and electronic principles
Microprocessor systems, cpu, memory ,buses, measurement, automotive electrical principles, safe working practices.
Instrumentation and accessories
Fuel gauges, temperature gauges, inhibitor switch, inertia switch, central door locking, thermotime switch, pressure differential switch, electronic speedometers etc.Reversing detection system sensors and display panels.Electronic parking brake components. rain sensing wiper unit.Electronic climatic control components.Electronic Immobiliser reading coil and ecu.
Vehicle electric motors
Operation of motor,types of drives, Hybrid and electrical vehicle electronic components.Windscreen wiper motors,window winding motors etc.
Voltage / current generation
Alternators, methods of rectification, half wave and full wave rectification, voltage control, use of transistors, diodes, avalanche diodes.Smart charging systems components.
Batteries
Developments in electrical storage, developments in battery charging, maintenance.
Vehicle lighting components
Dim dip, driving lamps, foglamps, directional indicators circuit, hazard warning circuits,automatic lights on system, use of relays etc.
Ignition systems components
Components used in electronic ignition, distributorless, transistors, resistors, dual spark ignition, hall optical generators , programmed ignition personal safety etc.
Engine fuel systems components
Electric fuel pumps, petrol and diesel fuel injectors, monopoint and multipoint injection components.
Engine management
Electronic control units, sensors, actuators built in system interface, closed loop components, vehicle conditioning monitoring, sensors and actuators of all types.Components used in multipex systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Class test on operation of various electrical components and interpreting wiring diagrams. 1,2,3 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4,5,6 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material and recommended sources 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alma Hillier 2012, Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics, Nelson Thorbes Ltd Cheltenham United Kingdom [ISBN: 9781408515372]
  • Alma Hillier, 2014, Hillier's Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics Book 2., 2nd edition Ed., IMI [ISBN: 9781408515372]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Tom Denton, 2012, Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems, Fourth Edition: Automotive Technology, 4th edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780080969428]
  • Christopher D, Rahn 2013, Battery Systems Engineering, Wiley [ISBN: 9781119979500]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • IMI 2013, Tech Talk., MOTOR INDUSTRY MAGAZINE.
Other Resources
  • Website,: www.autoshop101.com
  • Website,: www.motor .org .uk
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 3 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 3 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 3 Mandatory

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