Course Description - Diploma of Automotive Engineering

  • 3081011: Mathematics I [3 Credit Hours]

    Limits and Continuity, Derivatives and its applications, Integration and its applications, exponential and logarithmic functions. Function, Differentiation Rules, Definite and indefinite integrals, Fundamental theorem of calculus, introducing MATLAB

  • 3303110: Heat Transfer [2 Credit Hours]

    One dimensional conduction; steady and transient analysis. Introduction to convection heat transfer. Forced convection heat transfer in external flows. Radiation heat transfer; radiation properties, and radiation heat exchange between ideal surfaces.

  • 3302116: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Lab [1 Credit Hours]

    Experiments applied to heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

  • 3303116: Automotive Workshop II [2 Credit Hours]

    This course is designed to enable students build on the practical skills and knowledge they gained from workshop I, extend their knowledge of light vehicle maintenance and repair and add new advanced skills in vehicles’ mechanical and electrical systems.

  • 3301031: Engineering Workshop [1 Credit Hours]

    This Workshop gives the students new skills in mechanical and electrical measurement, metal planning, sawing, failing threading, cutting, arc shielding . Working and measuring tools , Machining , Joining of materials.

  • 99991031: Arabic Language [3 Credit Hours]

    The course aims to develop the students’ cognitive abilities and communication skills in Arabic language by introducing Arabic dictionaries, spelling and grammatical errors, and familiarizing them with ancient and modern Arabic literary models including models from the Holy Qur’an.

  • 99991061: [3 Credit Hours]

    This course aims to enhance and enrich students’ skills with modern concepts of information technology, as well as skills in dealing with computers, digital devices, modern computer applications in practical life, the Internet, information security concepts, and data analysis. The student applies the concepts and skills he acquires using appropriate programs.

  • 3301112: Electronics [2 Credit Hours]

    Atomic structure, conduction in semiconductors, N-type & P-type semiconductors, The diode, Diode Models, half wave rectifiers, full wave rectifiers, power supply filters, regulators, clipping and clamping circuits, voltage multipliers, special purpose diodes, zener diode. Bipolar junction transistors (BJT),BJT as a switch, BJT as an amplifier, biasing circuits of BJT, CE amplifier, CB amplifier, CC amplifier, cascade amplifiers, FET, JFET, MOSFET, CD amplifier, CS amplifier, CG amplifier, power amplifier, operational amplifier. Comparators , adders and active filters. Relation to the car industry

  • 3302112: Automotive Electricity and Electronics [3 Credit Hours]

    CHARGING SYSTEM Generation of direct current, shunt generator characteristics, armature reaction, third brush regulation, cutout, Voltage and current regulators, compensated voltage regulator, alternators principle and constructional aspects and bridge rectifiers, new developments. FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS Current trends in automotive electronic engine management system, electro magnetic interference suppression, electromagnetic compatibility, electronic dashboard instruments, onboard diagnostic system, security and warning system. SENSORS AND ACTIVATORS Types of sensors: sensor for speed, throttle position, exhaust oxygen level, manifold pressure, crankshaft position, coolant temperature, exhaust temperature.

  • 3303113: Measurement and Control Systems Lab [1 Credit Hours]

    Sensors and transducers: thermal, light, resistive, inductive. Capacitive. Matlab and simulink implementations: step response, impulse response, frequency response, time constant measurement. Feed back control: coupled tank, cruise control, inverted pendulum, PID control, process control. Helicopter model demo and control. Sampling and A/D and D/A conversion, error measurement. Servo motor and servo mechanism.

  • 3304129: [3 Credit Hours]

  • 3304125: [3 Credit Hours]

  • 99992011: Arabic & Islamic Thought [3 Credit Hours]

    This course aims to solidify the concept of Islamic culture, and to introduce students to sound cultural and intellectual concepts about the sources of Islam, the Islamic faith and its’ pillars, and the Islamic Shariah, which regulates all aspects of life: social, economic and political. It also clarifies the position of Islam on a number of contemporary intellectual issues, and introduces the most important challenges facing Islam and its’ culture.

  • 3302115: Fluid Mechanics and Pneumatic systems. [2 Credit Hours]

    Basic Concepts; fluid classification; dimensions and units; fluid properties; viscosity. Fluid static’s; fluid pressure; manometers; fluid static forces. Kinematics of fluid flow; velocity and acceleration; continuity equation. Fluids flow dynamics; Bernoulli’s equation; energy equation; momentum equation. Laminar Flow; laminar flow through pipes; Stock’s law, Darcy’s law. Boundary layer theory. Turbulent flow. Shift and control valves and pneumatic systems related to cars.

  • 3303115: Automotive Systems [3 Credit Hours]

    6. STEERING , TYRES, ROAD WHEELS AND HUBS (Steering systems, Steering principles and layout, Front end geometry and wheel alignment, Steering and suspension ball joints , Manual steering gears, Steering axles for heavy vehicles , Hydraulic power-assisted steering , Speed-sensitive hydraulic power-assisted steering, Electro-hydraulic power-assisted steering, Electrical power-assisted steering, Types of four-wheel steering, Tyres, Road wheels and Hubs , Introduction to Tyre characteristics, Tyre construction, Road wheels and hubs ).

  • 3304113: Automotive Diagnosis and Maintenance [2 Credit Hours]

    Inspection, repair and refitting of (engine, cooling system , fuel and emission control system, exhaust, ignition system, clutch, manual gear box, propeller shafts and drive shaft, breaking system ,suspension, steering, lubrication service, rear-axle differential units. Fitting and fault diagnosis procedures. Diagnosis via computer programs. Using auto data books, using oscilloscope test and emission testing.

  • 3304110: Automotive Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning ( HVAC) [2 Credit Hours]

    Automotive heaters, Manually controlled air conditioner, Heater system, Automatically controlled air conditioner and heater systems, Automatic temperature control, Air conditioning protection, Engine protection Containers handling refrigerants, Tapping into the refrigerant container, Refrigeration system diagnosis, Diagnostic procedure, Ambient conditions affecting system pressures Objectives, evaporator airflow through the re-circulating unit, Automatic temperature control, Duct system, Controlling flow, Vacuum reserve, Testing the air control and handling systems Air conditioner maintenance and service, Servicing heater system removing and replacing components, Trouble shooting of air controlling system, Compressor service.

  • 3304139: [1 Credit Hours]

  • 3301111: Basic Electrical Technology [3 Credit Hours]

    System of units .D.C voltage – current and power – ohm's law – Resistance in series and parallel circuits – current and voltage division – Kirchhoff's laws – simple problems using mesh analysis – sinusoidal voltage – R.M.S, average and peak values – phase and phase difference – phasor representation – power factor – complex power – real, reactive and apparent power – power measurement in three phase circuits using two watt meters – simple problems. Constructional details and operation of single phase transformers – types of transformers – e.m.f equation – transformation ratio – transformer on no load and load – parameters of transformers referred to primary and secondary – equivalent circuits – regulation – losses and efficiency – simple problems in single phase transformers – introduction to three phase transformers – types of three phase connections. Introduction to AC and DC machines, stepper motors.

  • 3302113: Automotive Workshop I [2 Credit Hours]

    This course is designed to give the student an awareness of all of the major operating systems of a light motor vehicle.

  • 3304114: Automotive Workshop III [2 Credit Hours]

    This course is designed to enable students build on the practical skills and knowledge they have gained from workshop II and prepare them well for moving into the motor vehicle industry as a full-time technician.

  • 3304133: [1 Credit Hours]

  • 99992013: Anti-corruption "Challenges and Solutions" [3 Credit Hours]

    This course introduces the concept of corruption, its forms and definition as well as the role of civil society institutions and local bodies in combating corruption.

  • 3303114: Automotive Safety Systems [3 Credit Hours]

    Design of the body for safety, energy equation, engine location, deceleration of vehicle inside passenger compartment, deceleration on impact with stationary and movable obstacle, concept of crumble zone, safety sandwich construction. SAFETY CONCEPTS Active safety: driving safety, conditional safety, perceptibility safety, operating safety- passive safety: exterior safety, interior safety, deformation behavior of vehicle body, speed and acceleration characteristics of passenger compartment on impact. SAFETY EQUIPMENTS Seat belt, regulations, automatic seat belt tightener system, collapsible steering column, tilt table steering wheel, air bags, electronic system for activating air bags, bumper design for safety. COLLISION WARNING AND AVOIDANCE Collision warning system, causes of rear end collision, frontal object detection, rear vehicle object detection system, object detection system with braking system interactions. COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE SYSTEM Steering and mirror adjustment, central locking system , Garage door opening system, tire pressure control system, rain sensor system, environment information system.

  • 3304111: Internal Combustion Engine [2 Credit Hours]

    Compression Ignition Engines A. Fuel Injection Systems : Types i.e. Air injection systems, Airless/solid injection systems, Common rail, individual pump, distributor and unit injector etc, Injection pumps, Fuel injector, Types of nozzle, Electronically controlled unit fuel injection system, C I Engine Governors: necessity and characteristics B. Combustion : Combustion phenomenon in C I engines, Stages of combustion, Delay period, Knocking, Pressure-Crank angle diagram,Factors affecting combustion and knocking, Types of combustion chambers Engine lubrication:Types of lubricants and their properties, SAE rating of lubricants,Types of lubrication systems Engine Cooling: Necessity of engine cooling, disadvantages of overcooling, Cooling systems and their comparison: Air cooling, Liquid cooling Supercharging/Turbo-charging: Objectives, Effects on power output and engine efficiency, Methods, Types, Limits.

  • 3304112: Gasoline Engine management Systems [2 Credit Hours]

    Identify parts of the injection system and the modern electronic ignition. Different ignition cycles, diagnoses , control ,measurements, ignition strength, ignition sensors Heat sensor, speed sensor, cams column sensors. valve sensors, air sensors. Actuators testing ,gas circulation valves. Carburetor valves , Electronic control unit. General introduction to modern injection systems including direct injection, identify different systems and principles of engine management system, Single and multi valves electronic ignition systems . Exhaust and pollutants treatment systems.

  • 3304117: Field Training [2 Credit Hours]

    Students undertake the training at a maintenance center authorized and licensed by the Ministry of Transport, or at one of the maintenance centers of the official car importers in Palestine. The duration of the training is 120 hours, equivalent to 15 working days (8 hours per day).

  • 99991051: Physical Activity [1 Credit Hours]

    The course introduces the basic concepts of physical education, its objectives and its relationship to general education, defining the most important skills and basic principles of some group and individual games.

  • 99991112: Entrepreneurship 2 [2 Credit Hours]

    This course introduces the main concepts in entrepreneurship and focuses on providing the student with the ability to write business plans, study their feasibility, start an entrepreneurial project.

  • 3302111: Electrical and Electronics Lab. [1 Credit Hours]

    Laboratory equipment. Ohm’s law, series-parallel resistances, Kirchoff’s laws, voltage and current divider rules, delta-wye transformations, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, superposition and reciprocal theorems, maximum power transfer. BJT, Amplifiers Diodes and Mosfets, AC and DC Machines, Stepper motors

  • 3303112: Instrumentations and Control Systems [2 Credit Hours]

    Definition of control systems , lap lace transform , mathematical modeling of control systems, Open and closed loops (feedback) control systems. Modeling of physical systems: electrical, Mechanical, hydraulic systems. System representations: System block diagrams and signal flow graphs. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics. Performance of feedback control systems. Routh-Hurwitz stability. Steady state error coefficient.

  • 3304115: Automatic Transmission [3 Credit Hours]

    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION APPLICATIONS Automatic transmission: relative merits and demerits when compared to conventional transmission, automatic control of gears, study of typical automatic transmissions, Ford and Chevrolet drive, automatic control of gear box, Electronically Controlled Transmission and CVT. Case study for the Transmission of different cars. (Automatic Transmission Lab) The lab gives students different skills in diagnoses and replacing or fixing different parts of the system.

  • 3304116: Graduation Project [2 Credit Hours]

    Students are divided into groups of 3 or 4 students, or as the supervisor sees fit. One of the car systems is usually simulated practically using spare parts in the lab, and it is either a system that can be practically operated to clarify the principle of work, or a developmental system for one of the systems used in cars. Students should submit the completed project in addition to a report explaining the project to the supervisor.

  • 3304118: Diesel Engine Management Systems [3 Credit Hours]

    Principles of Diesel Fuel Injection Systems Operation, Diesel Fuel Pumps and Injectors Assemble, Governors and Emission Controls, Electronic Controlled Hydraulic Diesel Fuel Systems, Specific Fuel Pump System Diagnosis, Diesel injection pump components, Electronic Unit Injector, Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector, Diesel injection systems, rotary pump, inline pump, EDC, CDI…etc. Distinguish between, phasing and, calibration. Identify the injection pumps. State safety measures to be observed while phasing and calibrating the pump. Select appropriate tools and equipment for phasing and calibration. State the functions of injector nozzles identify the various types and their applications. State the components of diesel injector nozzles and their functions. Observe safety precautions relating to nozzles servicing. Determining manufacturer’s specifications on the various nozzles types. Select appropriate tools and equipment for nozzles services. Outline the procedures injector nozzles servicing. Outline the procedure for dismantling and assembling injector nozzles. Demonstrate injector nozzle service according to specification. Test injector.

  • 99992061: English Language [3 Credit Hours]

    This course aims at developing students’ repertoire of the English language main skills as well as sub-skills through providing them with broad varieties of language patterns, grammatical and structural rules, and vocabulary items that can enable them to communicate meaningfully within ordinary and real-life contexts and situations. This course is also oriented towards equipping students with the skills they need to comprehend texts, contexts, and situations that are related to ordinary and real-life topics. Throughout this course, students will be exposed to a wide and various aural inputs in order to broaden and deepen their skills in listening, judgment, and critical thinking. Students of this course are expected to acquire and practice the skills they need to maximize their capabilities to express opinions about ordinary and real life topics both orally and in a written format, which will help in widening the students’ academic horizon.

  • 99991110: Entrepreneurship 1 [1 Credit Hours]

    This course introduces the basic concepts in entrepreneurship and focuses on equipping the students with the ability to write business plans, study their feasibility and start an entrepreneurial project.

  • 3304127: [2 Credit Hours]