Testing & Modelling for Automotive Power Systems (531H3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module concerns engine testing technology and test design, including

  • energy flow calculations
  • the use of sensors including temperature, pressure, force, torque, velocity, displacement, mass flow, vibration, emissions and diagnostic techniques, calibration and metering technology, key instrumentations, ECU functions, interpretation of test data, engine control systems for fuel economy and emission level
  • modelling and simulation methods for power-trains of conventional IC engines, electric vehicles and hybrid power systems
  • energy demand and efficiency in EU and US test cycles
  • optimisation of gears.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.