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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering

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
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 Oct 2016 15:46:21 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), University College London (UCL) and University of Cambridge (UoC).

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

 

 

University

Module Titles

Modular weight

AsU

Communicating Knowledge

15

 

 

 

UoB

Advanced Engineering Statistics (BB1)

10

 

Braking of Road Vehicles

10

 

Design of Experiments and RSM (BB3)

10

 

Failure Data Analysis (BB2)

10

 

Failure Mode Avoidance & Robustness (BB4)

10

 

Green Belt Problem Solver

20

 

Coaching Development for Engineering and Process Improvement Projects

20

 

 

 

UoC

Sustainable Business

60

 

Sustainable Value Chains

60

 

 

 

CoU

Advanced Computer Aided Engineering

15

 

Associative Vehicle Architecture (AVA) Creator Competency

15

 

Control Systems 1 - Introduction to Design Methods

15

 

Control Systems 2 - Use of Matlab / Simulink

15

 

Control Systems 3 - Design, Real-Time Systems and Implementation

15

 

Durability & Reliability 1

15

 

Finite Element Analysis

15

 

Structure, Safety and Impact Analysis

15

 

Tyre Modelling

15

 

Vehicle Dynamics 1

15

 

Vehicle Dynamics 2

15

 

Vehicle Safety

15

 

 

 

CrU

Advanced CAE Applications

10

 

Advanced Control and Optimisation

10

 

Automotive Control Applications

10

 

CAE Applications & PLM

10

 

CFD a Comprehensive Introduction

15

 

CFD Automotive Applications Research Project

15

 

CFD for Automotive Applications

10

 

Disc Brake Design and Analysis

10

 

Engineering Analysis for Advanced Applications

10

 

Implementation of Automotive Control Systems

10

 

Mechatronics Modelling For Automotive Systems

10

 

Transmission & Driveline

15

 

 

 

UoS

Advanced Automotive NVH

15

 

 

 

UCL

Systems Engineering Management

15

 

 

 

UoW

Advanced Test Techniques for Electrical Systems and Software

15

 

Automotive Body Joining for Lightweight Structures

15

 

Automotive Diagnostics

15

 

Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification

15

 

Automotive Networking

15

 

Communications for the Connected Car

15

 

Concepts of Advanced Programme & Project Management

15

 

Dimensional Measurement and Management

15

 

Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems

15

 

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

15

 

Innovation

10

 

International Joint Ventures

10

 

Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications

15

 

Logistics and Operations Management

10

 

Principles of Perceived Quality

15

 

Project Planning, Management & Control

15

 

Propulsion Technology for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Applications

15

 

Robust Automotive Electronics

15

 

Robust Automotive Software

15

 

Sheet Metal Forming

15

 

Strategic Marketing

10

 

Supply Chain Management

10

 

System Modelling & Simulation

15

 

Technology Management

10

 

 

 

UoY

Computers and Safety

10

 

Foundations of System Safety Engineering

10

 

Hazard & Risk Assessment

10

 

Human Factors for Safety

10

 

Safety Case Development and Review

10

 

Safety Management Systems

10

 

Security for Safety-Critical Systems

10

 

Software Requirements and Architectures

10

 

System Safety Assessment

10

 

Systems Engineering For Safety

10

 

Through Life Safety

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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