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AUTO6024 - Garage Practice (Chassis)

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Title:Garage Practice (Chassis)
Long Title:Garage Practice (Chassis)
Module Code:AUTO6024
 
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: BRIAN NIXON
Module Description: This module is designed to give the student a practical knowledge of the modern motor vehicle in relation to the operation of the vehicle chassis sub systems and related components.The student will be introduced to basic engineering workshop processes, the module also introduces the student to common engineering materials in use in the manufacture of the modern motor vehicle.The student will be required to assemble workshop exercises using different joining methods.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Conform to safe working practices associated with operating within a automotive engineering/metal fabrication workshop environment.
LO2 Identify chassis related subsystems and their individual components of a motor vehicle chassis system.
LO3 Locate and interpret automotive manufacturers manuals and technical data associated with vehicle chassis systems.
LO4 Use a range of tools and automotive test equipment to cary out fundamental testing, servicing and diagnostics associated with vehicle chassis systems.
LO5 Communicate in a technical manner relating to vehicle servicing, diagnosis or repair.
LO6 Recognise the materials associated with modern vehicle manufacturing, fabricate and assemble an operational workshop project.
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).
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
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
Safety Regulations.
Safety procedures relating to automotive workshop & metal fabrication workshop.
Transmission.
Gearbox layout, gear ratios, final drive/differential unit, drive shaft, clutch mechanism.
Petrol Fuel Systems.
Single point injection, multi point injection, electric fuel pump, input sensors and output actuators.
Diesel Fuel Systems.
Diesel pumps, diesel injectors, common rail fuel systems, cold start aids.
Brake System.
Brake system layout, disc & drum type, handbrake/parking brake, brake fluid, master cylinder, servo assisted brakes.
Steering & Suspension Systems.
Steering layout, rack & pinion, steering box, track, camber, KPI, suspension layouts, wheel bearings.
Metal fabrication project assembely
Use of screws, bolts & nuts, riveting, soft soldering, brazing and other welding processes to assemble operational assessment pieces .Cold shaping of metal components.
Research of vehicle component design, manufacturing processes and materials.
Research the different materials & processes used in the manufacture of the modern motor vehicle and associated parts.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assessment (workshop exercises assessed weekly). 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation (Metal fabrication workshop) Practical assessment(student must prepare and assemble projects over the semseter) metalwork projects. 1,6 30.0 Every Week
Written Report Research report relating to vehicle production, assembely methods, vehicle manufacturing materials and properties of same. 6 10.0 Week 10
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 Garage Practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Metal-work Practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Garage workshop practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Metal workshop practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tom Denton 2011, Automotive mechanical and electrical systems, Elsevier [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0080969453]
  • Martin T. Stockel, Chris Johanson, 2010, Auto Fundamentals Workbook, 1 Ed. [ISBN: 978-1590703267]
  • Tom Newton 1999, How cars work, Black Apple Press Vallejo, CA [ISBN: 0966862309]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bruce J Black 2005, Workshop Processes & Materials., Third Ed., Elsevier Newnes [ISBN: ISBN: 0-7506-6073-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Mandatory

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