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AUTO6027 - Intro to Auto Chassis Systems

Title:Intro to Auto Chassis Systems
Long Title:Intro to Auto Chassis Systems
Module Code:AUTO6027
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 studenta practical Knowledge of the modern vehicle in terms of transmission and chassis related components and systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 List & identify the basic components and operating principles of chassis related systems which make up the modern vehicle.
LO2 Use a range of tools & test equipment for their repair and fault diagnosis of chassis related systems.
LO3 Carry out tests & measurements to evaluate the condition and serviceability of chassis related systems.
LO4 Identify risks & demonstrate safe working practice in the automotive workshop environment.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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 related to an automotive workshop environment and special safety practices associated with individual chassis systems
Vehicle Component Layout
Identify the location of vehicle components & chassis related systems.
Petrol Fuel Systems
Fuel supply systems,Single point injection,multipoint injection,electric fuel pumps,fuel filter systems,fuel tank venting systems,electronic fuel control and associated sensors & actuators.
Diesel Fuel Systems
Diesel pumps,lift pumps,diesel injectors,fuel shutoff solenoid,cold start aids,common rail diesel injection systems.
Brake System
Brake system topology,disc & drum type,Handbrake & parking brake,brake fluid,master sylinder,servo assisted brakes.
Steering & Suspension Systems
Steering layout,rack & pinion,steering box,track,camber,SAI,Included angle,suspension layout,wheel bearings,tyres.
Vehicle Electrics
Basic electrical circuits,lights,heated rear screen,wipers,central locking,loom networks,circuit protection,electomagnetic relay,battery care & safety.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance 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 Theory (chassis systems) 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
  • CDX Automotive 2013, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, 1 Ed., Jones and Bartlett Publishers United Kingdom [ISBN: 978-144967108]
  • Calax UK LTD 2012, Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology, 2nd Ed., Nelson Thornes United kingdom. [ISBN: 978-140851518]
  • Graham Stoakes,Eric Sykes,Catherine Whittaker. 2011, Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, 1 Ed., Heinemann United Kingdom [ISBN: 978-043504816]
  • Heinz Heisler 2004, Advanced Vehicle Technology, 5th Ed., Nelson Thornes United Kingdom [ISBN: 978-074878082]
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 3 Elective
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Elective
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Elective

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