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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Automotive Systems Engineering (ASE): PGCert Powertrain Simulation and Test (PST): PGCert Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS): PGCert Body and Chassis Simulation and Test (BCST): October 2016 entry

Academic Year: 2016/17

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 (MSc only)

Final award MSc / PGCert (available as entry as well as exit awards)
Programme title MSc Automotive Systems Engineering (ASE): PGCert Powertrain Simulation and Test (PST): PGCert Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS): PGCert Body and Chassis Simulation and Test (BCST):
Programme code TTPT02/TTPT05 ASE (MSc Full-time/Part-time): TTPT12 BCST; TTPT14 IVS; TTPT16 PST (PGCert part-time):
Length of programme MSc study is available on a full and part-time basis and the duration of the MSc programme is normally one year full time or three years part-time. PGCert study is available on a part-time basis only and the minimum period of part-time study is one year.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/aeroauto/automotivesystemsengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:56:21 BST

1. Programme Aims

 

ASE
MSc

PST
PGCert

IVS
PGCert

BCST PGCert

to supply the automotive industries with postgraduates having a good grounding in relevant engineering principles and the subsequent practical application to relevant product design.

X

X

X

X

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.

X

X

X

X

to develop an integrated systems engineering viewpoint for automotive product design, with specific skills in formulating engineering systems in terms of function and performance and to provide insights into the essential skills, such as multi-criteria decision-making and other facets of a systems approach to managing complex projects

X

 

 

 

 

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

 

ASE
MSc

PST
PGCert

IVS
PGCert

BCST PGCert

knowledge and understanding of a systems viewpoint for automotive product development and manufacture together with an ability to formulate automotive engineering systems in terms of their function and performance.

X

X

X

X

a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Automotive Systems Engineering

X

X

X

X

a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theoretical methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Automotive systems.

X

X

X

X

an extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories and current practice in automotive product development and the limitations of such concepts, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline.

X

 

 

 

a wide knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of complex vehicle systems and the ability to analyse and synthesise such systems

X

 

 

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

 

 

ASE
MSc

PST
PGCert

IVS
PGCert

BCST PGCert

demonstrate an integrated systems engineering viewpoint for automotive product design, development and manufacture and specific skills in formulating engineering systems in terms of function and performance

X

 

 

 

integrate knowledge in the automotive field using mathematics, science, information technology, design  and engineering practice

X

X

X

X

model and analyse complex automotive systems using appropriate concepts, scientific principles, mathematical methods, while recognising the limitations of such analysis

X

X

X

X

innovate in solving novel and challenging problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions

X

X

X

X

apply the concepts of sustainable engineering while solving problems and being aware of future trends

X

X

 

 

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

 

ASE
MSc

PST
PGCert

IVS
PGCert

BCST PGCert

applying modelling techniques and software to engineering problems

X

X

X

X

conducting  and analysing experiments , adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions

X

X

X

X

independent planning and execution of projects which relate to Automotive systems engineering.

X

 

 

 

 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

 

ASE
MSc

PST
PGCert

IVS
PGCert

BCST PGCert

communicate effectively

X

X

X

X

generate and analyse data to solve complex engineering problems

X

X

X

X

optimise use of resources and time in project planning and implementation

X

X

X

X

undertake technical roles in a team working the development of vehicle systems

X

X

X

X

learn independently and be familiar with how to access key information

X

X

X

X

sort, manipulate and present data in a way which facilitates effective analysis and decision making

X

X

X

X

critically appraise engineering problems.

X

X

X

X

 

 

4. Programme structure

Code

Module Title

Modular weight

ASE

MSc

PST

PGCert

IVS

PGCert

BCST

PGCert

TTP300 /305

Project part–time study / full time study

60

C

-

-

-

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performances

20

O

C

-

-

TTP302

Vehicle Systems Analysis

20

O

-

-

C

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains

20

O

C

-

-

TTP402

Body Engineering

20

O

-

-

C

TTP404

Vehicle Dynamics and Control

20

O

-

C

-

TTP408

Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

20

O

-

C

-

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

20

O

C

-

-

TTPXXX

Autonomous Vehicle Systems

20

O

-

C

-

TTP452

Vehicle Aerodynamics

20

O

-

-

C

MMP602

Manufacturing Systems & Integrated Design

20

O

-

-

-

 

4.1 This table indicates the compulsory (C) and optional (O) modules.

  

 To complete the PGCert in PST, BCST or IVS students must complete three 20 credit compulsory taught modules as indicated.

To complete the MSc in Automotive Systems Engineering:

Full-time students must complete taught modules with a total modular weight of 120 credits together with a project module with a modular weight of 60 credits.

Part-time students must complete 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.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

This Section outlines the specific modules required for each degree award.

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must not only satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI but also:

  • 5.1.1 to be eligible for the award of PGCert in PST, candidates must have accumulated at least 60 credits from the modules listed in 4.1 specifically, TTP301, TTP401 and TTP451.
  • 5.1.2 to be eligible for the award of PGCert in IVS, candidates must have accumulated at least 60 credits from the modules listed in 4.1 specifically,  TTP404, TTP408 and TTPXXX.
  • 5.1.3 to be eligible for the award of PGCert in BCST, candidates must have accumulated at least 60 credits from the modules listed in 4.1 specifically, TTP302, TTP402 and TTP452
  • 5.1.4 to be eligible for the award of MSc in ASE, full-time candidates must take the project module TTP305 and further taught modules from the module list to bring the total modular weight to 180.
  • 5.1.5 to be eligible for the award of MSc in ASE, part-time candidates must take the project module TTP300 and further taught modules from the module list to bring the total modular weight to 180

5.2 All candidates are required to make themselves available for an oral examination on their project work.

5.3 Re-assessment of modules 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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