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AUTO6013 - Electronic System Diagnostics

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Title: Electronic System Diagnostics
Long Title:Automotive Electronic Systems
Module Code:AUTO6013
 
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 desribes to the student the operation of electronic diagnostic systems used in modern motor vehicles.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the various multiplexing systems used in motor vehicles.
LO2 Determine the function and operation of the electronic systems used in modern motor vehicles.
LO3 Determine the function and operation of various diagnostic tools.
LO4 Describe the diagnostic circuits in vehicles, including heavy goods vehicle.
LO5 Identify the various EOBD systems in motor vehicles.
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
Test Equipment
Specialist equipment. Dedicated system testers.On-board diagnostics. New developments in testing.
Fault finding
Introduction to fault tracing on system wiring diagrams,EOBD system including P codes. Hand and visual checks on engine management system.
Vehicle system checks
Input and output signals. Parameter measurement & Freeze frame techniques. Global system check procedures.
Safe working practices
Safe working practices in relation to electrical and electronic systems. Risk assessment and reduction.
Downloading software
The requirement to update control units with latest software download. Interrogation of built in system interfaces and changing customer options.
Electronic systems and circuits
The systems approach. Introduction to multiplexing wiring systems. Electro magnetic compatibility. New developments in systems and circuits.Operation of the various electronic systems used in modern motor vehicles.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Written report on the use of vehicle diagnostic systems and workshop evaluation 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Workshop test and Class test 2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5 50.0 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 Study of class material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Diagnostic workshop practice. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material 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 Learning Further study of class material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alma Hillier, 2014, Hillier's Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics Book 2., 6th edition Ed., IMI [ISBN: 9781408515372]
  • Tom Denton. 2011, Advanced automotive fault diagnosis, 3rd edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780080969558]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, 2011, Bosch Automotive Handbook - 8th Edition, 8th Edition Ed. [ISBN: 9780837616865]
  • Tom Denton, 2012, Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems, Fourth Edition: Automotive Technology, 4th edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780080969428]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • IMI 2013, Diagnostic Techniques, Motor Industry Magazine
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 4 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory

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