|MODULE||ECTS||TOPIC||ECTS||GENERIC COMPETENCES||SPECIFIC COMPETENCES|
|AUTOMATION AND ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
(Compulsory training in Antwerp)
Engine technologies and green fuels
Electric Power subsystems in EV and HEV
Communication and Entrepreneurship
(Compulsory training in Antwerp by Loughborough University)
Powertrain calibration optimization
Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
(Optional training in Bordeaux)
Design of an EV/HEV powertrain
Simulation of Hybrid an electric vehicles
|NEXT GENERATION VEHICLES
(Optional training in Bilbao)
In-vehicle intelligent transportation systems
Vibro-acoustic comfort in electric powered human transportation vehicles
|MASTER’S THESIS||30||Master’s Thesis||30|
Differentiate and separate the parts of a whole to get to know its principles or elements. Apply thinking about detail, precision, enumeration and difference in the environment of vehicle engineering.
Identify, analyze and define the significant elements that are a problem in the automotive industry to solve them meeting criteria effectively.
Express clearly and opportunely, one’s own ideas, knowledge and feelings through speaking, writing and graphics, adapted to the characteristics of the situation and the audience to achieve understanding and adherence to development, research and innovation in vehicle engineering.
Deal with their capacities and limitations, be committed to developing and overcoming them, participating with interest and care in the necessary tasks for development, research and innovation in automotive engineering.
Give a satisfactory response to the personal, organizational and social needs and demands in the automotive sector, by modifying or introducing new elements in the processes and outcomes of development, research and innovation.
Use learning in a strategic and flexible way as a base for the development and/or application of original ideas in vehicular engineering, often in a context of research in the field of the automotive industry.
Cultivate excellence in academic, personal and professional activity, results‐oriented and focused on continuous improvement in vehicle engineering.
Differentiate properties and production technologies of fuels (gasoline, diesel, LPG, LNG, CNG, alcohol, hydrogen fuel) and assess their effect on emissions from the engine, the engine’s power and performance.
Analyse combustion and thermodynamic processes in internal combustion engines and determine the principles of treatment of exhaust gases and modern engine technologies that are used to reduce emissions.
Explain the behaviour of the tyres and interpret and model dynamic aspects of the vehicle such as acceleration, braking and turning.
Develop a basic model of a vehicle, performing analysis of the forces and moments acting on it, both in static and dynamic conditions in order to describe both stable steady‐state and transient stability of a vehicle.
Resolve problems relating to electronic power circuits and obtain information from external sources, properly using electronic power devices, such as rectifiers, switches, DC‐DC converters, inverters, batteries, Ultracaps and fuel cells.
Analyse the principles of operation of electrical machines found in conventional hybrid and pure electric cars, to choose and dimension the battery, ultracondensador, traction motor and transmission appropriate for the power train of an EV or HEV.
Generate ideas for new products or services, using techniques (Ideo method), including observation of the way in which consumers use products in real life, in order to transform an idea into a prototype, taking into account the observations.
Develop a business plan that gives a coherent view of the business case for a start-up company that produces the new product incorporating research on customers, pricing and costs, production, sales, in their own country understanding the procedures and legal consequences of hiring and firing of an employee and comparing and discussing the differences on business creation and HR-policies between countries.
Critically evaluate the design and operation of the engine and power train, identifying critical areas of operation, using methods of modelling and simulation to allow calibration of the SME.
Apply statistics and data collection techniques in a reasoned way to the engine map in order to calibrate the engine and program an ECU demonstrating competence for the analysis of engines.
Evaluate the use of electrical, electronic and telematic systems in the field of the automotive industry.
Analyse and apply the fundamentals of electrical, electronic and telematic systems for new automotive troubleshooting.
Analyse the interaction between the operation of the engine, combustion and the propulsion system to predict and vary the performance of the whole system.
Evaluate new technologies as well as their development, based on the complex interactions that underlie performance, emissions and consumption of vehicle engines.
Critically assess the modes of failure in vehicle structures as well as material and environmental factors.
Predict or prevent failure in vehicle structures or components subjected to static and dynamic loads by applying analytical techniques.
Understand and accept cultural and social diversity as an enriching personal and collective component, to develop coexistence between people without discrimination by sex (gender), age, religion, social, political, or ethnic status.
Face critical situations in the psychosocial environment, maintaining a state of well-being and physical and mental balance which allows the person continue to act effectively.
Incline positively toward the oral good of oneself or others (i.e., toward everything that is or means goodness, sense of experience, self‐realization, sense of justice) and persevere in this moral good as a form of behavior.
Join in and collaborate actively in the attainment of common goals with other people, areas and organizations.
Influence individuals or groups anticipating the future and contributing to their personal and professional development.
Evaluate optimal technologies for electric and hybrid propulsion systems for inclusion in modern vehicle platforms.
Establish the optimal structure and calibration based on the analysis of electric vehicles and hybrid power trains.
Analyse complex systems by identifying design variables, parameters and specifications, and optimize multiobjective problems.
Model both physical and empirical systems considering good practices in the modelling of the pre and post processing stages, taking into account the analysis of hypotheses, the result of the analysis of robustness, and specific elements for the modelling of energy systems including concepts of modular models with flow variables.
Interpret the context of the implementation of mobility between all modes of transport in complex urban and peri‐urban environments.
Design models of mobility and their integration in global mobility and urban planning strategies.
Provide solutions to specific problems of traffic management through design of conceptual cooperative.
Build a design of man‐machine interface inside the vehicle, taking into account the driver interactions of on board information and communication systems, equipped with visual or mixed interfaces, activated by voice systems, as well as frontal visual displays.
Analyse the structural response of the components involved in human vibroacoustic comfort in a vehicle.
Analyse multiphysics problems and establish links between each domain to optimise specific characteristics according to the design parameters of a vehicle.
Select functionally appropriate materials that conform to design specifications in automotive applications.
Design components for vehicles with advanced materials, according to the requirements of strength, durability and performance impact.
Participate actively in a professional environment that facilitates the subsequent employability, integrating technologies, applications, services, and systems of automotive work methodology appropriate to the professional reality and the skills acquired
Develop individually, present and defend before a university tribunal, an original and comprehensive project in automotive engineering of a professional or research nature, integrating and applying in context the skills acquired in the program.