will have a profound effect upon body architecture. The emphasis for this module will be on gaining insight into auto body structural behaviour and the relationship to the vehicle.
Body structure element behaviour will be examined including thin walled members, panels, joints, spot welds, and local attachments.
• Powertrain and Hybrid Vehicles 20 credits
In times of consumer – and legislation-driven demand for increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions of vehicles, the complexity in the development of future powertrains increases. A good understanding of powertrain sub-system behaviour is required to solve such complex systems. The module therefore aims to allow you to gain understanding of current technologies, but also an inside in emerging and future technologies to address the problems of future transportation. Formal lectures, tutorials, hands-on experience in labs and solving of problem based scenarios will enhance the learning process.
➢ Individual Honours Project 40 credits
The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and research-informed project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. In agreement with your supervisor, you will decide upon your topic which will take the form of a practical outcome (artefact) with accompanying contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be aligned to the programme you are studying, and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development .
At this level, you will be expected to work independently but you will receive additional one-to-one support from your supervisor, who will be familiar with your chosen topic area. As you progress on the module, extra support will be available and this may take the form of group seminars, workshops and online materials that will help to develop your project.
Year 4: In order to complete this programme a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits):
➢ Advanced Powertrains and Control 20 credits
You will analyse, model and simulate state of the art alternative power units, such as petrol and diesel engines, the impact of alternative fuels/ hybrid systems. Controllers may then be designed for required emissions regulation, fuel economy, and performance. In particular, the potential exists for the application of modern controllers to coordinate and control APUs and their associated subsystems.