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AUTO7015 - Powertrain Electronics

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Title:Powertrain Electronics
Long Title:Powertrain Electronics
Module Code:AUTO7015
 
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: This module presents an overview of powertrain electrical and electronics and their impact on mechatronic system integration, vehicle performance, emissions and reliability.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpet technical information linked to automotive electrical schematics and diagrams.
LO2 Describe low voltage automotive electrical circuits and vehicle sub-systems.
LO3 Describe automotive heavy duty rotating electrical components and systems.
LO4 Describe automotive electronic fuel injection systems and after treatment emission control devices.
LO5 Explain how to repair automotive mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic unit assemblies and systems.
LO6 Make repair decisions based on economic factors.
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).
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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
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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
Electrical systems
Knowledge of electrical systems refers to the terminology characteristics and operation of such components as batteries, ignition systems, lighting systems, electronic computer enhanced components, sensors and actuators.
Rotating heavy duty automotive electrical systems
Knowledge of rotating heavy duty automotive electrical systems refers to the terminology characteristics and operation of such components as automotive starter motors and alternators. And the ability to carry out diagnostic procedures that can be used for troubleshooting these heavy duty automotive electrical systems.
Fuel systems
Knowledge of automotive fuel systems refers to the terminology, characteristics and operation of fuel delivery systems and related assemblies such as fuel pumps, fuel injectors and the interface of the fuel system with electronic controls dealing with toxic emission controls.
Technical reference material
The ability to use technical reference material and technical manuals refers to reading, comprehending and interpreting appropiate service and technical information, such as illustrated wiring diagrams, electrical schematics and flow charts.
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 Relating to demonstration carried out in workshop. 3,4 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 1,2,3,4,5,6 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 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 Lecture 2.2 Every Week 2.20
Lab Practical demonstration and testing procedures of various automotive electrical and electronic 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
  • Tom Denton, 2011, Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Third Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-0080969459]
  • Tracy Martin 2005, How to diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems, Motorbooks St. Paul, Minn. [ISBN: 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 2 Mandatory

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