Undergraduate Automotive Engineering

AUTO 3340. Automotive Electronics Integration. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces automotive engineering from a systems perspective, covering major automotive systems and their subsystems with relevant engineering models. The course includes fundamental electrical principles, semiconductor and integrated circuits, digital fundamentals, microcomputer systems, and electrical test equipment. These topics are explored in the context of their application to automotive technology. The course also reviews automotive electronic systems, automotive sensors, automotive actuators, automotive batteries and buses, automotive controllers, automotive sensing signal processing technologies, and automotive control technologies. Special attention is given to engine sensors, along with the methodologies for their analysis. Prerequisite: ELEN 2425, ENGR 2324.

AUTO 4320. Automotive Power Transmission Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides the fundamentals on the structure, functions, analysis, and design of vehicle powertrain systems and various components of vehicle layouts. The course is designed to teach the transmission system of an automotive vehicle, which is the key to the dynamic performance, drivability and comfort, and fuel economy. For electric vehicles, the course provides an introductory subject in the field of electric power systems and electrical to mechanical energy conversion. Prerequisite: MEEN 3335, CVEN 3323.

AUTO 4330. Automotive Engineering Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is an introductory course in vehicle design with concentrating on power generation and vehicle dynamics. It examines the effects of the main components of a vehicle; engine, suspension system, steering, chassis, brakes, and tires. Existing commercial software and automotive standards will be examined to provide students with a practical sense of design in automotive engineering. Prerequisite: CVEN 3323.