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ES4B7 - Vehicle Propulsion

  • Module code: ES4B7
  • Module name: Vehicle Propulsion
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide the scientific and technological foundations for understanding the operation, performance and design of internal combustion engines. To integrate studies in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics using examples from automotive and aerospace propulsion units.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to • Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of how the sciences of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics impact on the operation, performance and design of internal-combustion engines. • Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of the design, operating parameters and operating characteristics of the internal combustion engine. • Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of past, current and emerging alternative vehicle propulsion technology. • Interpret the requirements for, and operating characteristics of, HEV enabling technology and the complexity of technology integration. • Evaluate the diverse justifications for vehicle hybridisation and electrification. • Flexibly and creatively apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts, synthesises ideas or information in innovative ways, and generate transformative solutions. • Demonstrate effective presentation and time management skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 30hr, Examples Classes 2 x 1hr: Total 32 hr

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4b7

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material. Students are required to pass both exam and coursework »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4B7-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Group Assignment including Peer Assessment 18%
  Group Presentation including Peer Assessment 12%
  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

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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