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AUTO6021 - HGV Technology

Title:HGV Technology
Long Title:Heavy Goods Vehicle Technology
Module Code:AUTO6021
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: MICHAEL J O MAHONY
Module Author: BRIAN NIXON
Module Description: On completion of this module the student will gain a practicle knowledge of modern heavy goods vehicle systems and technologies,the module highlights the technical aspects associated with modern heavy goods vehicle technologies.The student will aquire a knowledge associated with the preparation,servicing and maintainance of heavy goods vehicle.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise & apply health and safety regulations relating to the operation of heavy goods vehicle garage practices
LO2 To perform and record technical measurements on HGV components & systems.
LO3 Categorise the HGV vehicle into subsystems,identify the components of these systems and describe their function within the system.
LO4 Carry out inspections to ensure a HGV conforms to department of the environment DOE safety and emissions regulations.
LO5 Identify the service & maintanance requirements relating to HGV`s
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

9489 AUTO6002 Auto-electrical Fundamentals
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

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
Safety systems and procedures.
Breakdown and recovery procedures.
Transmission and drive train (EPS).
Dismantling procedures, testing, calculations and assembly
Compression Ignition Fuel Systems.
Hydraulic and electronic fuel systems and emission reduction (SCR add blue) euro emission standards.
Pneumatic Brake System.
ABS, ESP and ASR. Airbrakes
Steering & Suspension Systems.
Electronic Steering, both front and rear steering geometry dynamic steering systems, air suspension axle lifting systems.
Vehicle Electrical Networks.
Use of manufacturers schamatic diagrams for vehicle body electrics. CAN/LIN databus networks and the use of diagnostic equipment.
Vehicle preparation and DOE testing
(DOE/RSA)per-inspection,road worthiness,vehicle markings and plating lighting regulations inspections.
HGV accessories
Aerodynamic equipment and power take off systems (cranes, sweeping systems, pumps and blowers).
In vehicle safety
HGV service and maintanance
HGV service schedules, records, preventative maintanance, scheduled maintanance, trailer maintanance and servicing, automatic greasing systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical/Skills Evaluation on the use of diagnostic equipment inspections/technical measurements and recording 1,2,4 30.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical/Skills Evaluation relating to service and maintanance inspections/technical measurements and recording 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions Short answer questions 1,3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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
Lab Practical Workshop Practices 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Presentation of topic 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Sean Bennett, 2013, Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 5th. Ed. [ISBN: 978-1-4354838-26]
  • V.A.W Hillier and Peter Coombes 2004, Hilliers Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology, 5th Ed. [ISBN: 0748780998]
  • Sean Bennett,, Heavy Duty Truck Systems [ISBN: 978-1-4018-7064-5]
  • Advanced vehicle technology [ISBN: 978-0-7131-3660-9]
  • 2013, Consolidated H.G.V inspection manual
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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 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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