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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Final award B.Eng/B.Eng + DIS
Programme title Automotive Engineering - test
Programme code TTUB02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if candidates undertake industrial training leading to the additional award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies which occurs between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code H330/H341
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/aero-auto/automotiveengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:35:02 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To supply the automotive industries with graduates that have a thorough grounding in the automotive engineering disciplines, and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to engineering problems.
  • To provide a sound education in topics of relevance to automotive  engineering via an understanding of selected engineering science topics and the application of fundamental principles to engineering analysis and the design and development of engineering products, sub-systems and systems.
  • To maintain programme content and coverage that is up-to-date and responsive to developments in Higher Education and industry and informed by department research activities.
  • To develop the students' sense of responsibility and competence by exposure to a range of  experiences including whole vehicle testing and design, opportunities for industrial training, group and individual project work.
  • To develop students skills in self learning, planning and communication.
  • To  produce graduates with an appreciation of the economic, social and environmental aspects of Automotive Engineering.
  • To develop the students' ability to work successfully in a group, sometimes multi-disciplinary, on open-ended engineering problems.
  • To develop the students' commitment to life long learning and enthusiasm for the relevant engineering discipline through the provision of exciting and challenging programme content.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The following reference points were used in creating the programme specification:

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications; the Engineering subject benchmarks statement; the University Learning and Teaching Strategy; the EC (UK) Specification for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC); The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Educational Base; our Industrial Advisory Committee.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • a significant number of mathematical methods, and the limitations and areas of applicability
  • appropriate, relevant physical scientific principles
  • the role of IT and communications
  • the design process and the appropriate design methodologies
  • a broad range of engineering materials and components
  • current business practices
  • the professional responsibility of an engineer and the associated ethical issues
  • current practices including the specific codes of practice relating to both the design  process and the requirements for safe operation
  • the capabilities/limitations of computational methods and the limitations of computer based methods.

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • understand the essential principles of automotive engineering and the underpinning science and mathematics, with an appreciation of the wider engineering context and social, economic and environmental implications of the modern automotive industry.
  • understand the specific, relevant mathematical and scientific principles and methodologies and the ability to apply them in an automotive engineering context, often in a multidisciplinary study.
  • understand the commercial processes, management techniques and legal requirements related to vehicles and the need for professional conduct.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • demonstrate the practical engineering skills to carry out technical work in both laboratories and workshops, use standard design/analysis software, produce design work, and work effectively in a group and individually on major automotive-related project work.
  • apply key automotive engineering processes especially related to vehicle test data, use analytical methods, quantitative methods and relevant software and understand the systems approach to vehicle design problems.
  • define and investigate an automotive engineering problem, manage the creation and development of a road vehicle design, including all relevant constraints, also understand customer needs and ensure end products are fit for purpose.
  • apply relevant automotive engineering skills, including an understanding of appropriate codes of practice.
  • apply quantitative technical tools and demonstrate the ability to provide novel solutions to automotive problems, particularly in the design of road vehicles.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate skills in problem solving, communication, group working, use of general software and information retrieval, which act as a foundation for life-long learning

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  -  Introductory Modules

 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 55)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAA104

Engineering Mathematics 1

10

TTA003

Fluid Mechanics (10)

5

TTA005

Thermodynamics (10)

5

TTA014

Computing (10)

5

TTA104

Structures and Materials

10

TTA107

Vehicle Design, Development & Manufacture #

10

TTA207

Vehicle Systems and Design # (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2    Semester 2

 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 65) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAA204

Engineering Mathematics 2

10

TTA001

Engineering Mechanics

10

TTA003

Fluid Mechanics (10)

5

TTA005

Thermodynamics (10)

5

TTA014

Computing (10)

5

TTA200

Risk Analysis

10

TTA201

Mechanics of Materials

10

TTA207

Vehicle Systems and Design # (20)

10

 

(ii)         OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

 

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules

 

4.2.1    Semester 1

 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 65) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAB104

Engineering Mathematics 3

10

TTB002

Dynamics

10

TTB100

Systems Reliability Assessment

10

TTB110

Internal Combustion Engines

10

TTB204

Mechanics of Solids

10

TTB207

Machine Elements and Automotive Materials

10

TTB208

Structural Design Project # (10)

5

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES  (none)

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 55) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTB039

Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics

10

TTB107

Vehicle Design

10

TTB202

Control Engineering

10

TTB208 

Structural Design Project # (10)

5

TTB210

Powertrain Technologies and Attributes

10

ELB044

Electrotechnology

10

 

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3       Part C  -  Degree Modules

 

4.3.1    Semester 1

 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC006

Vehicle Design # (20)

20

TTC001

BEng Project Stage 1

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

             Modules with a minimum total weight of 30 from:

            TTC040, TTC053, TTC060, TTC066, TTC102

             to bring the total modular weight for the semester up to 60.

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC040

Noise Control

10

TTC053

Stress & Structural Analysis

10

TTC060

Signal Analysis

10

TTC066

Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation

10

TTC102

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

10

 

4.3.2    Semester 2

 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC007

BEng Project Stage 2

30

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

 

Modules with a minimum total weight of  30 from:                  

TTC002, TTC041, TTC054, TTC064, TTC068, TTC070

to bring the total modular weight for the semester up to 60.

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC002

Finite Element Methods

10

TTC041

Mechanical Vibration

10

TTC054

Principles of Composite Materials & Structures

10

TTC064

Vehicle Engine Analysis

10

TTC068

Crashworthiness

10

TTC070

Sound Radiation from Structures

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

  • In order to progress from Part A to Part B candidates must obtain at least 100 credits from Part A together with at least 30% in all remaining modules.
  • In order to progress from Part B to Part C candidates must obtain at least 100 credits from Part B together with at least 30% in all remaining modules.
  • In order to be eligible for the award of Honours, candidates must achieve at least 100 credits from Part C and at least 30% in all remaining modules.  

Students commencing Part A prior to 2010-11 must achieve a mark of at least 20% in all modules in the Part.

Students commencing Part A from 2010-11 onwards must achieve a mark of at least 30% in all modules in the Part.

5.2 Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made for candidates who have the right of re-assessment to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP) (unless SAP-exempt modules [marked #] are involved).

  • Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a Part of a Programme, reassessment in the relevant Part is not available to that candidate in the special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 33.3 : Part C 66.7 to determine the Final Programme Mark.

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