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AUTO6030 - Vehicle Design & Production

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Title:Vehicle Design & Production
Long Title:Vehicle Design & Production
Module Code:AUTO6030
 
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 is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the methods used in the design and manufacture of the modern motor vehicle.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the processes involved in the design and manufacture of vehicles.
LO2 Identify and explain the vehicle body components that are produced in a specific way to aid vehicle body repairs.
LO3 Outline the various stages of vehicle body and engine design from concept to final stage.
LO4 Discuss the basic aerodynamic concepts related to vehicles.
LO5 Distingiush between the different types of vehicle structures and their safety aspects
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
Automotive engineering development
Mass production, the development of the world motor industry, streamlining, safety design, engine transmission and drivetrain developments, interior refinement.Introduction to electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle production.
Materials used in vehicle design
Structure and manufacturing technology of automotive materials, mechanical properties of automotive materials, materials selection for automotive components, information on computer aided selection of suitable materials.
Automotive designers
Role of the Designer.Lean product development, design to manafacture, manafacturing tools.
Body design; the styling process.
The studios, working evvironment and structure, product planning, brainstorming, the package, review of competition, concept approval, clay modelling, 3D systems,computer aided drafting and design.
Body design; aerodynamics.
Aerodynamic forces, drag, drag reduction, stability and cross-winds, vibration and harshness, under bonnet ventilation, passenger compartment ventilation, wind tunnel testing.
Vehicle safety design
Vehicle impacts, crush characteristics, structural collapse and its input on safety, vehicle safety system, vehicle safety testing.
Future trends in automobile design
Mechanical possibilities, design possibilities, advances in manufacturing methods, materials advances .Vehicle end of life (ELV) procedures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Class Test on vehicle design processes, layout of manufacturing plants, design of vehicle components to meet particular needs, 1,2 20.0 Week 6
Written Report Written report on the process of vehicle design and production based on findings from industry visits. 3,4 30.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Class test on stages of vehicle body construction, aerodynamic principles, types of vehicle structures, safety aspects, materials used in vehicle production. 3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material and recommended resources. 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Tutorial Group Industry visits (Vehicle repair facilities/component & vehicle manufacture & assembly). Two half day visits. 3.75 Twice per semester 0.50
Total Hours 10.25
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Group visits (vehicle repair facilities/component manufacture and assembly) 3.75 Twice per semester 0.50
Lecture Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 10.25
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alma Hillier, 2012, Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Book 1., 2nd edition Ed., Nelson Thornes [ISBN: 9781408515181]
  • Yasuhiro Monden, 2011, Toyota Production System, Productivity press [ISBN: 9781439820971]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Andrew Livesey 2013, The Repair of Vehicle Bodies, 6th edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415534451]
  • Michael F Ashby 2005, Materials selection in mechanical design, 3rd Ed., Butterworth Heineman OXFORD [ISBN: 9780750661683]
  • Stephen Newbury, Tony Lewin, 2009, The Car Design Yearbook 8, Merrel Publishers [ISBN: 9781858944760]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.motor.org.ukWeb
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 5 Elective
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Elective
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Elective

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