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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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  Study programme, year:  1 2

Study programme syllabus for
MPAUT - AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR Academic year: 2016/2017
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2016-02-11 by Dean of Education
 

Entry requirements:
 

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level

 

Specific entry requirements:

 

English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.

 

Undergraduate profile:

Major in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Vehicle Engineering or Automation and Mechatronics Engineering.

 

Prerequisities:

Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Numerical analysis and Mathematical statistics or Probability theory), Control theory or Automatic control (at least 5 cr.) (including signal processing, analyses of feedback systems (stability), design of control systems (PI, PID controllers, state space design), transfer functions), Mechanics (including Statics and Dynamics), Strength of materials or Solid mechanics, Machine elements or Applied mechanics or Machine design, Material science, Thermodynamics and Fluid mechanics
Preferable course experience: Finite element method or Numerical solution of partial differential equations

 
General organization:
 

Aim:

The aim of the Automotive Engineering programme (AE) is to prepare students for a professional career within the automotive engineering field, whether in industry or in academia. The programme provides knowledge of the vehicle as a system and from this platform the student can focus within Powertrain, Vehicle Dynamics or Safety or a more general curriculum with a deepened focus on product development and project management may be chosen


 

Learning outcome:

Knowledge and understanding

Describe the vehicles as a system, its propulsion, dynamics and safety

Sketch the complex vehicle system, identify and classify components and their function
Synthesize and analyze automotive systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis through consideration of environmental and economic aspects
Explain the character of the torque and power, describe and explain major phenomena in the workings of an internal combustion engine such as gas exchange, combustion and emissions formation
Describe the forces acting between the tire and the road, develop first order, physicaly based models of longitudinal, lateral and vertical dynamics of a ground vehicle. By means of these models, explain influence of vehicle design parameters on vehicle motion characteristics/functions
Explain the safety effect of the vehicle structure , crash configurations, compatibility and occupant restraints and carry out modeling and evaluation tasks. Explain the biomechanical properties of the human body, injury mechanisms, and how these are modeled. Analyse and compare active safety systems, (including communication sensor principles, human-machine interaction and threat and decision making algorithms). Evaluate safety based on real world data.


Skills

To- from a holistic, system view - identify, formulate, and synthesize complex automotive issues
Critically and systematically integrate knowledge to model, simulate and evaluate engineering problems using most appropriate tools and methods at hand considering their strengths and weaknesses and assess the accuracy
To be able to contribute to new knowledge in the chosen field of automotive engineering on the basis of acquired skills and tools

Judgements and attitudes

To show insight and ability to work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions and with a multi-cultural background and with experts from different areas.
To be able to give written and oral presentations of their conclusions and knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences
To have - as an engineer - an approach to work towards a sustainable society

 

Extent: 120.0 c

 

Thesis:

The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within a restricted areas of what has been previously studied at courses within the Master programme. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, in research institute or at other universities. Although, the examiner has always to be a teacher from Chalmers. To start the thesis work the student must have passed 45 credits of courses from the programme. Students pursuing the five-year Master of Science in Engineering training must have passed at least 225 credits before beginning work on a thesis.

There is a possibility to carry out an extended master's thesis project (60 credits) with a clear research orientation. There will only be a limited number of such theses available (applied for in competition with your fellow students), and the requirements of the students are higher than for a normal thesis. A goal of a 60 credit thesis is to produce research results good enough to be presented at international conferences or journals. For further information please refer to the course syllabus or contact the master program coordinator.

More information about rules for master's thesis work is given on Chalmers website.

 

Courses valid the academic year 2016/2017:

See study programme

 

Recommendations:

In the fully elective part, the following courses are recommended:

CFD for engineers (KKR072), Finite element simulation in design (TME125), Finite Elements - Structures (TME245)

Mechanics of Solids (TME235), Rigid Body Dynamics (MMA092)

Autonomous Robots (cide 25638), Autonomous
and Cooperation Vehicular Systems
(DAT295)



Applied Signal Processing (SSY130), Modeling and Simulation (ESS101)

Engineering design and optimisation (PPU190) and Design and analysis of experiments (KBT120)

 
Degree:
 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications
 

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Mechanical Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.

 

Major subject:

Mechanical Engineering

 
Other information:
 

During the first semester in year 1 four courses are compulsory. For the second semester year 1 and first semester year 2 the students shall select four courses (a 7.5 credits), or two courses (a 7.5 credits) and one project course (a 15 credits) from a group of elective Automotive engineering courses.

The Automotive Engineering programme leads to a wide range of career opportunities within design, development and research in the automotive industry aiming towards employment at automotive manufacturing companies, engineering houses, consultant organizations and suppliers. Additionally, other career opportunities may be found as academic researchers, technical advisors, project leaders and teachers at different levels.


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