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AUTO6028 - Mechanical Automotive Tech.

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Title:Mechanical Automotive Tech.
Long Title: Mechanical Automotive Technology
Module Code:AUTO6028
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator:  
Module Author: MICHAEL O RIORDAN
Module Description: This module is designed to give the learner a theoretical introduction to modern motor vehicle mechanical operation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 List primary engine components and associated subsystems.
LO2 Explain the operation of a spark and compression ignition internal combustion engine.
LO3 Define the internal components of a transmission and final drive arrangements and explain their operating principles.
LO4 Describe the layout and operating principles of the steering and suspension systems as fitted to light vehicles.
LO5 Explain the fundamental operating principles of a vehicle's hydraulic braking system.
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
Engine Components
Engine, four stroke cycle, principles of operation, spark ignition engines and compression ignition engines,cooling system,lubrication systems,petrol injection systems and diesel injection systems.
Transmission Systems
Layout of the various transmission systems. Principles of operation of the gearbox, differential units, various drive types and calculation of gear ratio.
Steering and Suspension
Principles of operation of a vehicle's steering and suspension system including castor, camber, King Pin inclination (KPI), Archermann angle. Independent suspension, rigid axle suspension, sprung and unstrung weight and hudraulic dampers.
Hydraulic Friction Brakes
Hydraulic braking principles. Operation of hydrulic brake systems and hydraulic circuit layout. Master cylinders, drum friction brakes, disc friction brake operation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Written exam in introductry automotive technology 1,2 30.0 Week 6
Written Report Practical workshop report 3,4 30.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Written exam in automotive technology 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 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 Class work learing in automotive mechanics 2.2 Every Week 2.20
Lab Practical demonstration of various automotive sub-systems 6.0 Twice per semester 0.80
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of module 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 Class work learing in automotive mechanics 2.2 Every Week 2.20
Lab Practical demonstration of various automotive sub-systems 6.0 Twice per semester 0.80
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of module 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
  • V. A. W. Hillier and Peter Coombes 2004, Hillier's fundamentals of motor vehicle technology, Nelson Thornes Cheltenham [ISBN: 0-7487-8082-3]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Phil Knott, Adam Roylance, 2010, An Introductory Guide to Motor Vehicle Maintenance [ISBN: 9781903348246]
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_EAUTE_6 Certificate in Automotive Technology 1 Mandatory

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