Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Automotive Design and Motorsport Technology
This module builds on material taught in previous years and aims to focus on the application of knowledge on automotive design problems. It is intended to develop students’ skills in various engineering science disciplines into a capability to design and analyse automotive systems.
On successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
Prime mover development: system design, vehicle duty cycle, selection of operation parameters and descriptors
Students will be introduced to the main topics through lectures (~2-2.5hrs per week ), supported by technology (PowerPoint, Panapto and Blackboard). Problem solving sheets will be provided and they should be completed these as part of the independent study. Tutorials sessions (1hr per every two weeks) will provide an opportunity for interaction with teaching staff where you can discuss specific problems. The delivered material will be reinforced and practiced during the laboratory activities.
|Allocation of study hours|
|Examination||3.0 Hour exam||40%||Numeric||40%|
|Coursework||Group design task||50%||40%|
|Coursework||Individual laboratory report||10%||40%|