KB7055 - Smart and Future Vehicles

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about new and emerging technologies and systems that are at the forefront of the vehicle design. You will apply a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles to the solution of complex problems facing emerging vehicle technologies. Much of the knowledge will be at the forefront of the subject and informed by a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering. You will evaluate the environmental and societal issues facing the automotive industry and critically analyse potential solutions to these complex problems.

How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions will be used to present you with new material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic engineering problems. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and understand conventional solutions and provide an opportunity for innovative discovery of alternatives. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the development of teamwork and communication skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your active learning sessions, academic support will be available to facilitate your exploration of the problem-solving activities. Formative feedback will be provided by the module team, including answering student queries and providing guidance concerning the module such as assessments and your academic progress. The electronic learning platform (eLP) provides a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning. Contact with academic tutors and your peers outside formal teaching hours is encouraged through the ‘office hours’ policy, discussion boards and messaging systems within the eLP. Professional support staff, such as Ask4Help, provide the first point of contact for a range of queries, including, for example, those concerning assessment submission, late submission/extensions, and other administrative issues.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1. Apply a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles allied to smart and future vehicles to the solution of complex problems.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO2. Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems within the field of smart and future vehicles, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO3. Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of potential smart and future vehicle solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of assessment.

Component 1 to assess your ability to select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems within the field of smart and future vehicles (MLO 2) through completing an industry compatible written submission. Component 2 will assess your ability to knowledge of engineering principles allied to smart and future vehicles to complex problems with regard to their environmental and societal impact (MLOs 1 and 3) through completing an industry compatible written submission.

Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.?

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

You will learn about new and emerging technologies and systems that are at the forefront of vehicle design. You will apply a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles to the solution of complex problems facing emerging vehicle technologies. Much of the knowledge will be at the forefront of the subject and informed by a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering. You will evaluate the environmental and societal issues facing the automotive industry and critically analyse potential solutions to these complex problems. In the module, you will conduct research and undertake critical thinking through the application of appropriate knowledge and methodologies to tackle complex problems. Active learning sessions will be used to present you with new material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic engineering problems. The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H3P6

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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