MEEN4006W Automotive Design

Academic Year 2024/2025

This model is to practise the skills and knowledge that the students have learned from Design 1 and Design 2 in completing a group project. A physical vehicle model will be fabricated by a teamwork and on-site test will be organised.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion the student will be able to:
Apply design methodologies and knowledge to the development of a simplified vehicle system.
Practise design skills and hand-on skills
Plan and coordinate engineering project activities effectively
Complete a full project including design, fabrication, tests and improvement.
Learning by doing
Improve team-work & communication skills
Improve project management skills

Indicative Module Content:

Design, analyse and optimise, fabricate and test a physical vehicle model.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Presentations will cover concept development and refining, detailed design and optimisation, 3D modelling, simulation and analysis, materials purchase, customised parts design and manufacturing, system fabrication, design improvement, tests, etc.
Specified assignments will require students to apply their knowledge and skills to design activities throughout the module.
On-site tutorials will provide opportunities for students to get advice and feedback on their projects. 
Training on design, prototype, testing, oral presentation, report draft will be conducted through diversified means.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment(Including Essay): Weekly presentations to report your progress Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8 Graded No


Group Work Assignment: Practical on-site test of vehicles Week 11 Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Jingguo Qu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ruqi Sun Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
kai zhang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer