For measurements, reference values are needed for the parts to be measured. These can be found in the automotive software as well as in the engine manufacturer's bulletins and repair instructions.
The manufacturer's press releases and other sources in the automotive industry are sources of research.
During the course, laboratory measurements and research are carried out in laboratory. Based on the measurements, a written report is made and evaluated. On the basis of the studies, a presentation is prepared and presented to other groups at the presentation.
Evaluation consist of working in laboratory, report, presentation material and spoken communication.
- measurement 50 % (report 75 % and workin in laboratory 25 %)
- research 30 % (presentation material 75 % and working in laboratory 25 %)
- spoken communication 20 %.
07.01.2020 - 30.04.2020
02.12.2019 - 10.01.2020
Risto Myllymäki, Lotta Markkula, Eija Lähteenmäki, Jarkko Peltonen
Attendance is required at all sessions of the course.
Degree Programme in Vehicle Engineering, students who began in 2014-2018
TAMK Main Campus
There is no other way to execute the course.
You may need to ask the automotive industry for the information you need to carry out the measurement / research. Otherwise there is no working life cooperation in the course.
There is no exam in the course.
There is no international co-operation in the course.
The time use of the course is divided as follows:
- common issues and presentations: 10 hrs
- laboratory work: 40 h
- speech communication lectures: 14 hrs
- self-employment: 71 h.
All groups do both measurement and research on one topic.
The measurement involves dismantling, examining, measuring and assembling the car's engine. Based on the measurements, an engine condition will be estimated in a report format.
One of the following topics is selected as the topic of the research:
1 Engine control system
2 Basic car electrical system
3 Air conditioning
4 Car light systems
5 Transmission, front-wheel drive
6 Car suspension system
8 Control unit.
A presentation will be made from the research, which will be presented at the presentation.
Student is able to recognise and specify different kind of car parts and know how they work. Student can use measurement instruments. Student is motivated, is working in a group and is able to handle feedback. Can also make a report.
Student recognise main parts of engine and car and knows how they work. Student can use measurement instruments. Student is motivated and make all tasks in a schedule. Can make a proper report.
Student recognise main parts of engine and car and knows how they work. Student can use measurement instruments. Student is very motivated and make all tasks in a schedule. Can make a proper and illustrative report. Report is made by comply with TAMK report rules.
Student is not present in period.