Automotive Engineering (NMS3)

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This programme provides students with a high-quality degree in Automotive Engineering.



The automotive sector is embracing - and driving - a radical paradigm shift, making it a partcularly exciting time to study Automotive Engineering.  Automotive vehicles in general are transitioning from what has been an essentially mechanical device, towards a coupled, mechanical-electrical-electronic system whose operational characteristics are defined in part by software rather than hardware.  Despite the massive increase in complexity associated with these newer vehicles, commercial realities demand a shorter design and development cycle, and tight control of costs.



Light-duty vehicles are transitioning to electrified powertrains, adopting a huge range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and exploring the possibilities offered by tighter integration with area-wide transport and electricity networks.  Heavy-duty vehicles, on the other hand, are likely to retain their dependence on internal-combustion engines (ICE) for the foreseeable future, but these vehicles will also need to become cleaner and more efficient to reduce their environmental footprint.  Automotive engineers of the future therefore need to straddle both camps: retaining a firm grasp of conventional technologies, while expanding their knowledge of next-generation technologies.



The goal of this programme is to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and desire, to adapt to - and ultimately to lead - these changes.



  


1 - 1 Exhibit knowledge and understanding of a range of automotive systems and the underlying associated mathematical, scientific, analytical and data science principles.
2 - 2 - Demonstrate the ability to analyse and model automotive components and systems within engineering problems, and to make appropriate judgements in a responsible way.
3 - 3 - Design solutions to problems in automotive engineering, using appropriate methodologies (including hardware or software), and taking into account professional responsibilities, relevant standards, and with reference to pertinent health & safety requirements.
4 - 4 - Investigate and learn from existing knowledge, by designing and conducting experiments, and by analysing and interpreting data.
5 - 5 - Work effectively as an individual, in teams, or in multidisciplinary settings, with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.
6 - 6 - Listen carefully to the needs of clients and society, and communicate, effectively and clearly, engineering analyses, proposals and solution options.
7 - 1 Exhibit knowledge and understanding of a range of automotive systems and the underlying associated mathematical, scientific, analytical and data science principles.
8 - 4 - Investigate and learn from existing knowledge, by designing and conducting experiments, and by analysing and interpreting data.
9 - 5 - Work effectively as an individual, in teams or in multidisciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.
10 - 6 - Communicate effectively engineering proposals and solution options to colleagues, clients and the public, as well as having the capability of listening to the needs of peers, clients and society.
Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
CDIC1015W Geom. Graphics & Mech. Drawing Autumn 5
CDIC1019W Research Skills&Communications Autumn 5
CDIC1020W Advanced Maths 1. Autumn 5
CDIC1023W English 1 Autumn 10
CDIC1024W College Physics 1 Spring 5
CDIC1025W Advanced Maths 2 Spring 5
CDIC1028W English 2 Spring 10
MEEN1008W Mechanics for Engineers Spring 5
MEEN1009W Thermodynamics 1 Spring 5
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
CDIC2011W Manufacturing Engineering 1 Autumn 5
CDIC2014W Linear Algebra Autumn 5
CDIC2015W College Physics 2 Autumn 5
CDIC2016W English 3 Autumn 5
MEEN2003W Solid Mechanics 1 Autumn 5
MEEN2004W Materials 1 Autumn 5
MEEN2005W Design 1 Autumn 5
CDIC2010W Electrical & Electronic Eng 1 Spring 5
CDIC2012W Probability & Statistics Spring 5
CDIC2017W Computer Programming Spring 5
CDIC2020W English 4 Spring 5
MEEN2001W Mechanics of Fluids 1 Spring 5
MEEN2002W Applied Dynamics 1 Spring 5
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
CDIC3016W System Modelling & Simulation Autumn 5
CDIC3017W Vehicle Layout / Configuration Autumn 5
CDIC3018W Measurement and Testing Techno Autumn 5
MEEN3002W Solid Mechanics 2 Autumn 5
MEEN3003W Design 2 Autumn 5
MEEN3004W Materials 2 Autumn 5
CDIC3012W Motor Control & Battery Tech Spring 5
CDIC3013W Automotive Electrical Fundmntl Spring 5
CDIC3014W Hydraulic & Pneumatic Transmis Spring 5
CDIC3015W Mechanical Control Engineering Spring 5
MEEN3001W Thermodynamics 2 Spring 5
MEEN3005W Mechanics of Fluids 2 Spring 5
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
Stage 4 Core Modules
     
CDIC4009W Professional Eng Project 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr) 15
CDIC4007W Advanced Driver Assist Systems Autumn 5
CDIC4008W Vehicle Component Design Autumn 5
MEEN4004W Vehicle Structural Analysis Autumn 5
MEEN4005W Automotive Materials Autumn 5
MEEN4006W Automotive Design Autumn 5
CDIC4006W Alternative Energy Vehicles Spring 5
MEEN4001W Automotive Engines Spring 5
MEEN4002W Computational Fluid Mechanics Spring 5
MEEN4003W Automotive Vehicle Dynamics Spring 5
Stage 4 Core Modules
     
See the UCD Assessment website for further details

Module Weighting Info  
  Award GPA
Programme Module Weightings Rule Description Description >= <=
BHENG009 Stage 4 - 70.00%
Stage 3 - 30.00%
Standard Honours Award First Class Honours

3.68

4.20

Second Class Honours, Grade 1

3.08

3.67

Second Class Honours, Grade 2

2.48

3.07

Pass

2.00

2.47


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