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AUTO6025 - Garage Practice (Engines)

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Title:Garage Practice (Engines)
Long Title:Garage Practice (Engines)
Module Code:AUTO6025
 
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 terms of the operation of the internal combustion engine and its primary sub-systems.It will also introduce the student to basic engineering workshop fabrication processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Conform to all safety regulations in a workshop/garage environment.
LO2 Use a range of tools & automotive test equipment to disassemble, measure, record, diagnose and re-assemble an internal combustion engine.
LO3 Identify and list the basic operating principles if an internal combustion engine, identify engine components, related engine subsystems and their functions.
LO4 Identify, inspect and replace various engine components in accordance with manufactures recomendations.
LO5 Fabricate a metal component with the use of technical drawings and workshop equipment.
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
Safety regulations,
All aspects of safety which relate to automotive and metal fabrication workshops.
Engine component locations and technical data
Engine components and location, engine identification, technical content and manufacturers technical guidelines.
Engine construction & operation
Four stroke cycle petrol/diesel, two stroke cycle petrol/diesel, firing orders, valve mechanisms, camshafts, cylinder head design & operation, cylinder block design & operation, crankshaft layout, engine timing, engine disassembely and assembely.
Cooling System.
Water-pumps, thermostat, cooling radiator electric cooling fan & associated sensors.
Engine diagnostics
Wear detection, technical report, compression testing, cylinder leakage testing, measurements, wear mitigation and overhaul techniques.
Engine lubrication system
Engine lubrication system: oil screening /filtration, oil pumps, oil galleries.
Introductory metal fabrication workshop skills
Use of the basic cutting tools, marking, measuring, cutting, use of files, saws, drills, screw thread cutting dies and taps. Basic metal turning and surface finishing of work-pieces.
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 60.0 Every Week
Project Practical Assessment (student must complete project pieces over the semester) Metal workshop. 1,5 40.0 Every Week
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 Workshop Processes 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 practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Workshop Processes 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 2015, Automotive technician training, 1 Ed., Rutledge Oxon [ISBN: 978-1-315-85889-0]
  • Tom Monroe 2010, Engine Builder's Handbook, 1 Ed., Berley publishing group New York [ISBN: 1557882452]
  • Jack Erjavec, 2009, Tech Manual for Erjavec's Automotive Technology, 5 Ed., Delmar Cengage Learning New York [ISBN: 1428311505]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bruce J Black 2005, Workshop Processes, Practices & 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 1 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 1 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 1 Mandatory

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