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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering

Academic Year: 2015/16

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
Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering
Programme code TTPT06
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:43:12 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To supply the automotive industries with postgraduates having a good grounding in relevant engineering principles and the subsequent practical application to relevant product design.
  • To provide a broad-based and sound education in advanced topics of relevance to automotive engineering via in-depth study and an understanding of selected engineering science topics and the application of fundamental principles to the design and development of engineering products and systems.

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

  • QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering
  • QAA for Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • EC (UK) Specification for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)
  • I.Mech.E Educational Base

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate

  • a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Automotive Engineering
  • a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theoretical methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Automotive Engineering
  • an extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories and current practice in automotiveproduct development and the limitations of such concepts, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • integrate knowledge in the automotive field using mathematics, science, information technology, design and engineering practice
  • model and analyse complex automotive systems using appropriate concepts, scientific principles, mathematical methods, while recognising the limistations of such analysis
  • innovate in solving novel and challenging problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate the practical skills of

  • applying modelling techniques and software to engineering problems
  • conducting and analysing experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions
  • independent planning and execution of projects which relate to Automotive Engineering.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • communicate effectively
  • generate and analyse data to solve complex engineering problems
  • optimise use of resources and time in project planning and implementation
  • learn independently and be familiar with how to access key information
  • sort, manipulate and present data in a way which facilitates effective analysis and decision making
  • critically appraise engineering problems.

4. Programme structure

4.1 The Programme comprises taught modules with a total modular weight of 120 credits together with a Project module with a modular weight of 60 credits which will, subject to satisfactory arrangements for supervision, be carried out in industry. Certain optional modules are delivered by Coventry University (CoU), Cranfield University (CrU) , University of Warwick (UoW), University of Bradford (UoB), University of Southampton (UoS), University of York (UoY), Aston University(AsU) and University College London (UCL).

Students must achieve credit in at least two of the following modules: TTP301, TTP401, TTP451

Students must achieve at least 55 credits in optional modules delivered by Loughborough University (LU).

 

 4.2       COMPULSORY MODULES 

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

TTP300

Project (LU)

60


 4.3         OPTIONAL MODULES


Modules with a total weight of 120 from the following (at least 2 modules from TTP301, TTP401, TTP451)


DSP117

Driver and Vehicle Ergonomics (LU)

15

DSP831

Experience Design (LU)

15

 

MMP602

Manufacturing Systems & Integrated Design (LU)

20

MMP437

Sustainable Product Design (LU)

15

MPP558

Sustainable Use of Materials (LU)

15

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance (LU)

20

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrain (LU)

20

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation (LU)

20

 

 

Communicating Knowledge (AsU)

15

 

 

 

 

Advanced Engineering Statistics (BB1) (UoB)

10

 

Braking of Road Vehicles (UoB)

10

 

Design of Experiments and RSM (BB3) (UoB)

10

 

Failure Data Analysis (BB2) (UoB)

10

 

Failure Mode Avoidance & Robustness (BB4) (UoB)

10

 

Green Belt Problem Solver (UoB)

20

 

Coaching Development for Engineering and Process Improvement Projects (UoB)

20

 

 

Associative Vehicle Architecture (AVA) Creator Competency(CoU)

15

 

Control Systems 1 - Introduction to Design Methods (CoU)

15

 

Control Systems 2 - Use of Matlab / Simulink (CoU)

15

 

Control Systems 3 - Design, Real-time Systems and Implementation (CoU)

15

 

Durability and Reliability 1 (CoU)

15

 

Durability and Reliability 2 - Advanced (CoU)

15

 

Engineering Analysis & Simulations (CoU)

15

 

Kalman Filter Training (CoU)

15

 

Structure, Safety and Impact Analysis (CoU)

15

 

Ground Vehicle Dynamics 1 (CoU)

15

 

Ground Vehicle Dynamics 2 (CoU)

15

 

Vehicle Safety (CoU)

15

 

Tyre Modelling (CoU)

15

 

 

Advanced CAE Applications (CrU)

10

 

Advanced Control and Optimisation (CrU)

10

 

Automotive Control Applications (CrU)

10

 

CAE Applications & PLM (CrU)

10

 

CFD a Comprehensive Introduction (CrU)

15

 

CFD Automotive Applications Research Project (CrU)

15

 

CFD for Automotive Applications (CrU)

10

 

Disc Brake Design and Analysis (CrU)

10

 

Engineering Analysis for Advanced Applications (CrU)

10

 

Implementation of Automotive Control Systems (CrU)

10

 

Mechatronics Modelling For Automotive Systems (CrU)

10

 

Transmission & Driveline (CrU)

15

 

  

Advanced Automotive NVH (UoS)

15

 

 

Systems Engineering Management (UCL)

15

 

 

Advanced Test Techniques for Electrical Systems and Software (UoW)

15

 

Automotive Body Joining for Lightweight Structures (UoW)

15

 

Automotive Diagnostics (UoW)

15

 

Automotive Electrical & Electronics Overview 1 day (unaccredited) (UoW)

0

 

Automotive Hybridisation 1 day (unaccredited) (UoW)

0

 

Automotive Networking (UoW)

15

 

Concepts of Advanced Programme & Project Management (UoW)

15

 

Dimensional Measurement and Management (UoW)

15

 

Hybrid System Technologies (UoW)

15

 

Hybrid Vehicle Practical Component Testing (UoW)

15

 

Hybrids Vehicle Technology Overview 1 day (unaccredited) (UoW)

0

 

Innovation (UoW)

10

 

International Joint Ventures (UoW)

10

 

Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications (UoW)

15

 

Logistics & Operations Management (UoW)

10

 

Mobile Communications 1 day (unaccredited) (UoW)

0

 

Principles of Perceived Quality (UoW)

15

 

Project Planning, Management and Control (UoW)

15

 

Research Methodologies (for students enrolled on Warwick MSc only) (UoW)

0

 

Robust Automotive Electronics (UoW)

15

 

Robust Automotive Software (UoW)

15

 

Sheet Metal Forming (UoW)

15

 

Strategic Marketing (UoW)

10

 

Supply Chain Management (UoW)

10

 

System Modelling & Simulation (UoW)

15

 

Technology Management (UoW)

10

 

 

Computers and Safety (UoY)

10

 

Foundations of Systems Safety Engineering (UoY)

10

 

Hazard & Risk Assessment (UoY)

10

 

Human Factors for Safety (UoY)

10

 

Safety Case Development and Review (UoY)

10

 

Safety Management Systems (UoY)

10

 

Security for Safety-Critical Systems (UoY)

10

 

Security in Socio-Technical Systems (UoY)

10

 

Software Requirements and Architectures (UoY)

10

 

Systems Engineering for Safety (UoY)

10

 

Systems Safety Assessment (UoY)

10

         

 Students may take other modules than those listed above subject to the agreement of the Programme Director.

 The selection of optional modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Each module delivered by Loughborough University in the programme will be assessed and credit awarded in accordance with the levels of achievement specified in Regulation XXI. 

5.2 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.3 Re-assessment of modules delivered by Loughborough University for candidates eligible under Regulation XXI may take place in the University’s Special Assessment Period where suitable modules are available.

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

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