Advanced Technology Automotive Systems (532H3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

1. An overview of the automotive systems, operating principles, performance analysis and design process.
2. Introductions to IC engines, HEV technology, FCV technology and transmission.
3. Introduction to vehicle dynamics, adhesion, cornering behaviour, roll and roll movement distribution, stability control.
4. Introduction to chassis, suspension, steering, brake and tyre performance. Introduction to thermal management, body aerodynamics, NVH, electronics and control system including telematics, crashworthiness and crash testing.
5. Selection of appropriate subsystems, components to meet performance objectives.
6. Use of various new technologies to improve engine behaviour, downsizing, power output and emissions.

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 30 hours of contact time and about 120 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: