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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

TT Taught Component of the PhD Research Programme in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and 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 PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications
Programme code TTRM14
Length of programme The taught component comprises taught modules with a total modular weight of 120 credits. Certain modules are delivered by the University of Birmingham (UoB) and University of Nottingham (UoN) The duration of the taught component is two years from registration for the MPhil/PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications. Candidates who have completed part or all of the taught component but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications may be eligible for the award of PGDip or PGCert.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

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

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:
b. Subject-specific practical skills:
c. Key transferable skills:

4. Programme structure

4.1       Entry prior to October 2014

COMPULSORY MODULES

CODE

 

ModuleTitle

 

Modular

Weight

08 22831

The Energy System (UoB)

10

04 15322

LM Measurement Techniques (UoB)

10

04 18003

Marketing and TQM (UoB)

10

04 20706

Business Methods, Economics and Strategy (UoB)

10

04 19682

Effective Project Management (UoB)

10

04 19688

Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (UoB)

10

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance (LU)

20

TTP302

Vehicle Systems Analysis (LU)

20

20 credits from the following list, with at least 10 credits from UoN

04 15492

Powder Handling and Processing (UoB)

10

04 15493

Molecular Delivery (UoB)

10

04 17136

Advanced Reaction Systems A (UoB)

10

04 17137

Advanced Reaction Systems B (UoB)

10

04 17684

Materials for Sustainable Environmental Technologies (UoB)

10

04 19298

Process Engineering Fundamentals (UoB)

10

04 19689

Materials for Energy Generation and Storage (UoB)

10

04 20323

EngD8 Colloid Chemistry and Rheology (UoB)

10

06 16807

Continum Mechanics (UoB)

10

06 20445

Computation Methods and Frontier (UoB)

10

04 28585

Fuel Cell Engineering (UoB taught with UCL)

10

04 26512

Chemical NanoEngineering (UoB)

10

04 26226

Advanced Electrochemical Applications (UoB) 

10

F14FBB

From the Bench to the Bank (UoN)  

20

MM4CRM

Conservation and Recycling of Materials (UoN)

10

 

JESS Summer School, Greece

 

04 27444

Intro to Battery Technologies (JESS)

10

04 27445

Intro to High-temp Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (JESS) 

10

04 27446

Intro to Low-temp Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (JESS) 

10

04 26223

Introduction to Electrochemistry (UoB)

10

4.2      Entry from October 2014

COMPULSORY MODULES

CODE

Module Title

Modular
Weight

08 22831

The Energy System (UoB)

10

 

Fuel Cell Safety 1 (UoB, taught by UU) - running 17/18

10

 

Fuel Cell Safety 2 (UoB, taught by UU) - running 17/18

10

04 26222

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology (UoB)

10

04 20706

Business Methods, Economics and Strategy (UoB)

10

04 19682

Effective Project Management (UoB)

10

04 19688

Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (UoB)

10

 50 credits from the following list,

CODE

Module   Title

Modular
Weight

04 19689

Materials for Energy Generation and Storage (UoB)

10

04 28585

Fuel Cell Engineering (UoB taught with UCL)

10

04 26512

Chemical NanoEngineering (UoB)

10

04 26226

Advanced Electrochemical Applications (UoB)

10

MM4CRM

Conservation and Recycling of Materials (UoN)

10

03 26219

Techniques for Fuel Cell Characterisation (UoB)

10

04 18003

Marketing and TQM (UoB)

10

04 23637

Public Engagement and Awareness in Energy (UoB)

10

 

JESS Summer School, Greece

 

04 27444

Intro to Battery Technologies (JESS)

10

04 27445

Intro to High-temp Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (JESS)

10

04 27446

Intro to Low-temp Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (JESS)

10

04 26223

Introduction to Electrochemistry (UoB)

10

MM4AMC

Advanced Materials Characterisation (UoN)

10

MM4AUM

Automotive Materials (UoN)

10

K14CHP

Combined Heat and Power Systems (UoN)

10

M14108

The Politics of Climate Change (UoN)

10

K1DRE1

Renewable Energy Technology 1 (UoN)

10

K1DRE2

Renewable Energy Technology 2 (UoN)

10

MM4SET

Surface Engineering Technology (UoN)

10

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains (LU)

20

TTP301

Vehicle Functional Performance (LU)

20

TTP302

Vehicle Systems Analysis (LU)

20

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

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

5.2 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

Programme Specification

TT MSc Automotive Systems Engineering (entry prior to October 2016)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and 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 MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Automotive Systems Engineering
Programme code TTPT02/TTPT05
Length of programme Full-Time or Part-Time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published

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.
  • To develop an integrated systems engineering viewpoint for automotive product, design and manufacture, 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.

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

  • 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
  • a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Automotive Systems Engineering
  • a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theoretical methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Automotive systems
  • 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
  • a wide knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of complex vehicle systems and the ability to analyse and synthesise such systems.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • 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
  • 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 limitations of such analysis
  • innovate in solving novel and challenging problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions
  • apply the concepts of sustainable engineering while solving problems and being aware of future trends.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this 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 systems engineering.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this 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
  • undertake technical roles in a team working the development of vehicle systems
  • 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

The Programme comprises:

- For Full-Time candidates, taught modules with a total modular weight of 120 credits together with Project modules with a modular weight of 60 credits.

- For Part-Time candidates, 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.

 

4.1       COMPULSORY MODULES 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

TTP300/305

Project

60

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance

20

TTP302

Vehicle Systems Analysis

20

MMP602

Manufacturing Systems and Integrated Design

20

 

4.2          OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must take further modules from the list below to bring the total modular weight to 180.

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains

20

TTP402

Body Engineering

20

TTP404

Vehicle Dynamics

20

TTP408

Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

20

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

20

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

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

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

5.3 Full-Time candidates must submit a written project report on the Project module to the Programme Tutor by the 15th September following commencement of the programme. Part-Time candidates must submit a written project report on the Project module to the Programme Tutor on or before the date specified in the academic year in which the Project is undertaken. A Project module for which a report is not received by the due date will receive a zero mark.

5.4 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

Programme Specification

TT Taught Component of the PhD Research Programme in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and 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 PGCert/PGDip (Taught element of PhD programme)
Programme title Fuel Cells and their Fuels
Programme code TTRM14
Length of programme The taught component comprises taught modules with a total modular weight of 120 credits. The duration of the taught component is two years from registration for the PhD in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels. Candidates who have completed part or all of the taught component but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of PhD in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels may be eligible for the award of PGDip or PGCert.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Candidates must initially be registered for the PhD in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To supply the fuel cell industries with graduates having a good grounding in relevant engineering principles and the subsequent practical application to relevant product design and operation.

 

To provide a broad-based and sound education in advanced topics of relevance to fuel cell industries via in-depth study and an understanding of selected engineering science and related topics, and the application of fundamental principles to the design and development of fuel cell systems.  Students will be given the opportunity to diversify their knowledge in terms of industrial-based skills of leadership and project management.

 

To allow students to develop an integrated viewpoint of the fuel cell design and application process and develop students’ abilities in specific skills such as formulating solutions in terms of function and performance.

 

To produce graduates that have a systematic knowledge and understanding of fuel cell technologies including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline.

 

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

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

            QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

            Engineering Council 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 knowledge and understanding of:

K1.       A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning fuel cells and their fuels.

K2.       An extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theories and current practice of energy technologies including the fuel cell and its fuels, and their limitations, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline.

K3.       An extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices and their limitations, and of other subjects outside of engineering.

K4.       A knowledge of ethical, economical and social issues related to energy and of professional responsibilities.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.       Integrate knowledge in the energy field using mathematics, science, information technology, design, the business context and engineering practice.

C2.       Model and analyse complex energy systems including fuel cell systems, process and products using appropriate concepts, scientific principles, mathematical models, while recognizing the limitations of such analysis.

C3.       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 this programme, students should be able to demonstrate the practical skills of:

P1.       Selecting and using laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively with respect to ethical and regulatory frameworks.

P2.       Conducting or evaluating laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analyzing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions.

P3.       Independent planning and execution of projects which relate to new concept energy systems and their fuels.

P4.       Familiarity with the processes of invention and innovation related to energy systems including for example patents, trade marking and venture capital.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. T1.     Undertake the technical roles in a team working environment.
  2. T2.     Develop presentation skills.
  3. T3.     Sort, manipulate and present data in a way which facilitates effective analysis and decision making.

4. Programme structure

4.1       COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 70)

 

 

CODE

 

Module Title

Modular

Weight

08 22831

The Energy System (UoB)

10

 

Fuel Cell Safety 1 (UoB, taught by UU) - running 17/18

10

 

Fuel Cell Safety 2 (UoB, taught by UU) - running 17/18

10

04 26222

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology (UoB)

10

04 20706

Business Methods, Economics and Strategy (UoB)

10

04 19682

Effective Project Management (UoB)

10

04 19688

Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (UoB)

10

                               

 50 credits from the following list,

 

 

CODE

 

Module   Title

 Modular

Weight

04 19689

Materials for Energy Generation and Storage (UoB)

 10

04 28585

Fuel Cell Engineering (UoB taught with UCL)

 10

04 26512

Chemical NanoEngineering (UoB)

10

04 26226

Advanced Electrochemical Applications (UoB)

10

MM4CRM

Conservation and Recycling of Materials (UoN)

10

03 26219

Techniques for Fuel Cell Characterisation (UoB)

10

04 18003

Marketing and TQM (UoB)

10

04 23637

Public Engagement and Awareness in Energy (UoB)

10

 

JESS Summer School, Greece

 

04 27444

Intro to Battery Technologies (JESS)

10

04 27445

Intro to High-temp Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (JESS)

10

04 27446

Intro to Low-temp Fuel Cells and Electolysers (JESS)

10

04 26223

Introduction to Electrochemistry (UoB)

10

MM4AMC

Advanced Materials Characterisation (UoN)

10

MM4AUM

Automotive Materials (UoN)

10

K14CHP

Combined Heat and Power Systems (UoN)

10

M14108

The Politics of Climate Change (UoN)

10

K1DRE1

Renewable Energy Technology 1 (UoN)

10

K1DRE2

Renewable Energy Technology 2 (UoN)

10

MM4SET

Surface Engineering Technology (UoN)

10

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains (LU)

20

TTP301

Vehicle Functional Performance (LU)

20

TTP302

Vehicle Systems Analysis (LU)

20

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

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

5.2 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

Programme Specification

TT MSc Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and 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

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 accumulate credit in at least two of the following modules: TTP301, TTP401, TTP451

Students must accumulate 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

MMP850

Powertrain Tribology

15

MPP558

Sustainable Use of Materials (LU)

15

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance (LU)

20

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains (LU)

20

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation (LU)

20

TTP452

Vehicle Aerodynamics (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

Tyre Modelling

15

 

Kalman Filter and its Applications

15

 

Control Systems Theory

15

 

MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow for Modelling and Control of Automotive Systems

15

 

Advanced Control Systems Design

15

 

Associative Vehicle Architecture (AVA) Creator Competency

15

 

Vehicle Safety

15

 

Durability & Reliability Engineering - Vehicle Structures

15

 

Engineering Simulation & Analysis

15

 

Structures Safety and Impact Analysis

15

 

Ground Vehicle Dynamics I

15

 

Ground Vehicle Dynamics II

15

 

An Introduction to Finite Element Analysis: Practical Applications and Validation

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 Electrical & Electronics Overview 1 day (unaccredited)

0

 

Automotive Hybridisation 1 day (unaccredited)

0

 

Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification

15

 

Automotive Networking

15

 

Communications for the Connected Car

15

 

Concepts of Advanced Programme & Project Management

15

 

Connected Car 1 day (unaccredited)

0

 

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

 

Research Methodologies (for students enrolled on Warwick MSc only)

0

 

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

     

JLR

Powertrain Fundamentals

0

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 accumulated 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

Programme Specification

TT MSc Automotive Systems Engineering; PGCert Powertrain Simulation and Test; PGCert Intelligent Vehicle Systems; PGCert Body and Chassis Simulation and Test (2016 + 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and 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

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

20

O

-

C

-

TTP408

Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

20

O

-

C

-

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

20

O

C

-

-

TTP409

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 TTP409.
  • 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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