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MATH6001 - Automotive Mathematics

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Title:Automotive Mathematics
Long Title:Automotive Mathematics
Module Code:MATH6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mathematics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: David Goulding
Module Author: AINE NI SHE
Module Description: An introduction to fundamental mathematical calculations and problem solving directly relating to motor vehicle construction and automotive principles.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Solve problems involving basic arithmetic, algebra and mensuration relating to automotive applications.
LO2 Solve equations, evaluate and transpose formulae.
LO3 Apply trigonometry to solve problems with relating to automotive applications.
LO4 Draw and interpret graphs relating to automotive applications.
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
Arithmetic and Mensuration
Ratio and proportion, percentage calculations, tax calculations, simple and compound interest. Metric and imperial conversions. Engine capacity, compression ratio, swept volume, clearance volume and re-bore calculations. Wheel circumference, aspect ratio, speed and distance calculations. Cross-sectional area, surface area, volume, density of regular and irregular shapes.
Algebra
Laws of indices, standard form, binary and denary systems. Simple and simultaneous equations, evaluation and transposition of formulae.
Trigonometry
Trigonometrical ratios, Sine, Cosine and Tangent tables, constructing angles, Sine and Cosine waves, angle of elevation and depression, Sine Rule, Cosine Rule.
Graphs
Constructing, plotting and analysing graphs relating to automotive applications – engine power and torque curves, valve lift curve, piston movement to crankshaft rotation graphs.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Series of in-class tests based on homework and lab work. These tests will be held regularly over the semester, normally once per fortnight. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Second Week
Short Answer Questions Written Assessment 1,2 20.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 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 Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Based on lecture notes and exercise sheets 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review lecture material, worksheets and further study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Use of software packages to enhance learning 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of exercise sheets 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Allan Bonnick 2008, Automotive science and mathematics, Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 978-075068522]
  • J.O. Bird 2014, Basic Engineering Mathematics, 6th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-041566278]
  • J.O. Bird 2010, Basic Engineering Mathematics [ebook], 6th Ed., Newnes [ISBN: 9780080959184]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jason C. Rouvel 2006, Automotive Mathematics, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0-13-114873-7]
  • John Bird 2014, Engineering Mathematics, 7th Ed., Newnes Oxford [ISBN: 978-041566280]
  • John Bird 2010, Engineering Mathematics [ebook], 6th Ed., Newnes Oxford [ISBN: 97800809656]
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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