This course provides engineering students with an awareness of both the challenges and opportunities involved in sustainable vehicle design. This is done by adopting global-, societal- and individual-level perspectives, and relating them to methods and techniques which can enable engineers to develop sustainable vehicles.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course contains various aspects of designing sustainable vehicles, including requirements for a sustainable future; agents and actions; systems, complexity and modelling; the transport system; moving to a circular economy; strategies for sustainable product development; environmental assessment and design; vehicle design and technology; resolving functional conflicts.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the main challenges faced in realising sustainable transport vehicles and explain the key global drivers and barriers behind transitioning to these.
- Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of different modelling approaches, assessment methods, and design theories relevant to the design of sustainable vehicles and motivate the choice for given approaches.
- Perform benchmark simulations and assessment calculations and evaluate the results.
Literature and preparations
Completed degree project on Bachelor level.
English B / English 6
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignment and written report, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project report and oral and written presentation, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SD2250