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Vm 458: Automotive Engineering


Course description: Introduction to the practice of engineering in the automotive field; systems approach to automotive design; vehicle system, powertrain, driveline, chassis, braking, cooling system, as well as automotive component function, operating, and design principles, and current trends; analytical approach to the engineering problem and performance analysis related to automobile engines which affect engine power, efficiency, emissions, design and operating characteristics.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-/Co-requisites:  Vm 350 
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