Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Vehicle Engines and New Propulsion Systems(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Part-time Faculty Professor 

•Course Purpose
In this course, students will learn about the combustion engine and advanced propulsion systems.
Through the course, students will be
(1)developing an understanding of the design and mechanics of the combustion engine (Otto-cycle engine and Diesel engine)
(2)reviewing revolutionary vehicles with new propulsion system (electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cell vehicles).

•Prerequisite Subjects
Thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics/dynamics

•Course Topics
1. Otto-cycle engine
2. Diesel engine
3. Supercharging
4. Fundamental of vehicle propulsion
5. Combustion engines
6. Electric vehicles
7. Hybrid electric vehicles
8. Design principle of series and parallel hybrids
9. Fuel cell vehicles

You are supposed to review each lecture by reading textbooks outside the course hours.

Printed handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice: Vol. 1, The MIT Press
Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles, Delmar Cengage Learning
Fuel Cell Systems Explained 2nd Edition, SAE International
Internal Combustion Engine Handbook, SAE International

•Grade Assessment
Students must obtain a letter grade of C or above to pass the course. Letter grades are assigned based on the percentages: S:100-90 A:89-80 B:79-70 C:69-60 F:59-0.
Grades will be based on class participation and reports for the level of understanding of the topics listed in the Course topics.

30% for attendance
30% for interim report
40% for final report

No requirements for attending this course

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions at any time during classes.
Questions during off-class hours can be asked via e-mail:


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