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AUTO7014 - Mechanical& Electrical Systems

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Title:Mechanical& Electrical Systems
Long Title:Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Module Code:AUTO7014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator:  
Module Author: GARY O NEILL
Module Description: In this modules students will acquire an understanding of automotive electrical and electrical system management. Diagnostic equipment and relevant electrical calculations will be studied.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain and apply occupational health and safety in automotive settings.
LO2 Solve problems using electrical quantities of voltage, electrical current, electrical resistance and power.
LO3 Execute practical use of core automotive diagnostic test equipment.
LO4 Diagnose electrical and electronic vehicle sub-system concerns, using vehicular network system live data transmission and diagnostic trouble codes.
LO5 Explain the role of electricity in modern motor vehicles as it relates to engine, chassis, safety and accessory systems.
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).
No recommendations listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Health and safety
Occupational automotive health and safety required to work safely in a workshop environment.
Electrical calculations
Electrical formula: Ohms law, Watts’s formula, Kirchhoff’s laws of networks. Automotive electrical and electronic system management.
Diagnostic equipment
Digital multi-meters, digital storage oscilloscopes, amp clamps, scan tools and gas analysers.
FieldBus technologies and vehicular network
Operating principles of automotive fieldbus technologies and vehicular on-board communication networking systems, including CAN, LIN, LAN, Flexray and MOST Bus networked systems.
Electrical-electronic-mechanical interface
Modern CAN/VAN/MOST Bus networked systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Written project of approximately 1000 words 1,2 30.0 Week 6
Written Report Practical workshop report relating to demonstration carried out in workshop. 3 30.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 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. 2.2 Every Week 2.20
Lab Practical demonstration and testing procedures of various automotive electrical and electronic sub-systems. 6.0 Twice per semester 0.80
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of additional course material and directed study. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 12.20
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture. 2.2 Every Week 2.20
Lab Practical demonstration and testing procedures of various automotive electrical and electronic sub-systems. 6.0 Twice per semester 0.80
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of additional course material and directed study. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 12.20
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tom Denton,, Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair [ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9]
  • Tracy Martin 2005, How to diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems, Motorbooks St. Paul, Minn. [ISBN: 13: 978-0760320990]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EAUPT_7 Certificate in Automotive Powertrain Technology 1 Mandatory

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