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AUTO6026 - Intro to Auto Engines

Title:Intro to Auto Engines
Long Title:Intro to Auto Engines
Module Code:AUTO6026
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 introduction to the modern motor vehicle in terms of the operation of the motor vehicle engine and its primary sub-systems.It looks at included topics in a practical and theoretical manner
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summerise and evaluate all safety regulations in the workshop environment.
LO2 List & identify the primary engine components and associated subsystems of the modern engine.
LO3 Use a range of tools & test equipment for fault diagnosis and repair.
LO4 Measure and record specific engine measurements.
Pre-requisite learning
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.
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Safety Regulations
All aspects of safety in the automotive repair shop.
Vehicle Component Layout
Identify the location and function of all components associated with vehicle engine.
Engine Construction & Operation
Four stroke cyclepetrol/diesel, two stroke petrol/diesel,firing orders,valve mechanisims,engine timing systems,camshafts,cylinder head design & operation,cylinder block design & operation,crankshaft layout,engine construction & assembely.
Cooling Systems
Water pumps, thermostats,radiator systems,electric cooling fan and sensors,interior cabin heating systems.
Lubrication Systems
Oil pumps,Lubrication networks, Preasure monitoring,filtering,oils.
Headgaskets,mechanical wear,oil consumption,compression losses,mechanical failure,corrosion,overheating.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assessment 1,2,3,4 40.0 Every Second Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Workbook 1,2,3,4 40.0 Every Second Week
Multiple Choice Questions Theory Assessment 1,2,4 20.0 Sem End
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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Engine theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Konrad Reif Ed. 2014, Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology, 1 Ed., Springer Vieweg Germany [ISBN: 9783658039714]
  • Bosch 2014, Automotive Handbook, 9th Ed., Wiley-Blackwell London [ISBN: 1119032946]
  • Richard Stone 2012, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, 4th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-023057663]
  • Heinz Heisler 95, Advanced Engine Technology, london [ISBN: 0 340 56822 4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 2 Elective
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Elective
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory

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