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ES4A7 - Design for Vehicle Comfort

  • Module code: ES4A7
  • Module name: Design for Vehicle Comfort
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This key automotive-specific module will introduce the concept of design for vehicle comfort. The module aims to: • Promote an understanding of, and an interest in the issues of design for comfort for the occupants of the vehicle. • Critical evaluation of future comfort features, and the engineering principles which underpin these feature. • Transferable knowledge of comfort assessment methodologies which can be applied to engineering business and practice. This module will draw upon the close links that WMG has with the automotive industry to deliver industry-relevant theory and applied engineering.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: • Evaluate and understand the engineering principles that underpin the design of a vehicle for the comfort of the occupants and other road users. • Anticipate the future direction of the design of comfort systems within the vehicle engineering sector. • Consider the role and use of comfort systems in vehicle engineering. • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge and an advanced understanding of the legislative, social and environmental factors relevant to comfort in vehicles. • Appraise and design in-vehicle interfaces aimed to improving comfort and convenience. • Communicate in a professional and scientific manner.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 30 x 1hr = 30 hours Examples classes 2 x 1hr = 2 hours Laboratory sessions 2 x 3h = 6 hours Total contact hours = 38

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4a7

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and lab exercises. Student are required to pass both coursework and exam »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4A7-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 30%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5