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Introduction to Automotive Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to Automotive Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT04.1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V (1 hour per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[still undocumented]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT04.1 (P242-0015) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 1, mandatory course
FT04.1 (P242-0015) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 1, mandatory course
FT04.1 (P242-0015) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
15 class hours (= 11.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 30 hours (equivalent to 1 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 18.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT16.1 Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction
FT19.1 Passive Vehicle Safety
FT26.1 Project Work 1
FT30 Engineering Project in English
FT61 Truck Engineering

[updated 12.02.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann

[updated 12.02.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will have gained insight into the structure and organization of the Automotive Engineering program.
They will have gained insight into and an overview of the organization, working methods and product development process of the German and international automotive industry and will be familiar with the requirements placed on its employees. They will be familiar with the technical and economic constraints on vehicle development.

[updated 30.09.2020]
Module content:
1. Role of OEMs, Tier 1, 2 and n suppliers and service providers in the automotive industry based on the examples of Germany, EU and other nations
Product creation process from the idea to sales, development and production (SOP)
3. Product life cycle up to recycling (EOL)
4. Case study of a typical working day of an internationally active engineer in the automotive industry

[updated 30.09.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic instruction with a written summary (PDF document)

[updated 30.09.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
# Homepages of various automobile manufacturers and suppliers, VDA, ATZ, MTZ
# Braess, Hans-Hermann(Hrsg.): Handbuch Kraftfahrzeug-Technik, Springer Vieweg, 2013
# Zürl, Karl-Heinz: Modern English for the Automotive Industry, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2005

[updated 30.09.2020]
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