AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Curriculum for Training in Automobile Engineering Technology

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOBILEENGINEERING PROSPECT

Automobile engineering is concerned with anything that have engine and that moves and/or propelled and many things that design from a simple nut and bolt, welding or riveting through to the complex multi-physics of aerodynamics, ship and train in Formula One. 

Automobile engineering solves the broadest range of challenges and leads to a multitude of different and exciting careers. 

Automobile Engineering Perform engineering duties in planning, maintenance, repairs and services of engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment installation, operation, maintenance of difference unit of automobile system and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

DURATION OF THE TRAINING

Three (3) Months (Twelve (12-14) weeks) for one semester and it’s going to be two (2) semesters of the same mouths

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Open to candidates with the following:

  1. Applicants are required to have scored a minimum of 4 – 5 credits passes in ‘O’ Level and must be a student of science, engineering and technology.
  2. Graduate from an accredited institution: that should be from science, engineering and technology educational.
  3. Employee of any organization who have interest in Technical/ skill are encourage to apply 

NATURE OF ASSESSMENT

Automobile trainees in the difference units are assessed by a combination of methods including:

(i) Practical skill writing examinations and (ii) oral test 

GENERAL TRAINIG CONTENT

All AUT modules are offered in a 12-weeks scheduling format.

Modules

Code

Credit Unit

Body styling 1

AUT 101

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Body styling 2

ATB 102

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Suspension and assemblage 1

ATB 101

--

Engine and its parts 1

ATE 101

--

Automobile engine Practice 1

ATE 102

--

Automobile Workshop Practice 2

MET 201

--

Vehicle and Air conditioning 1

ATRA 101

--

Vehicle Air conditioning 2

ATRA 201

--

Wheel Alignment and Balancing 1

ATA 101

--

Wheel Alignment and Balancing 2

ATA 102

--

Vehicle transmission 1

ATT 101

--

Vehicle transmission 2

ATT 102

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List of Proposed Short Training Courses

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WEST AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE

All AUT modules are offered in a 12-weeks scheduling format.

AUT 101.  BODY STYLING

PREAMEABLE: 

The body and styling course is designed to create an appreciation of the industry and develop professional skills within the vehicle construction industry. The program is designed to produce capable and skillful workforce for difference local and international body system.

At West Africa Automotive Institute choosing Automobile Engineering Technology; Body Styling courses, you will gain a solid understanding of the skills needed to compete in the vehicle trade.  As many more people become car owners, the demand for skilled workers with auto body knowledge is getting bigger and bigger every year. 

These courses will guide you through essential information on vehicle car and lorry, panel beating tools as well as an understanding of fittings and venting (glass) systems. 

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT

Module A courses include:

  1. Body Induction (joining) 
  2. Health and safety 
  3.  Body processes 
  4.  Body principles 
  5. Body parts Fitting 1 
  6.  Introduction to Chassis 
  7. Workshop Technology 
  8. Technical Drawing (free hand sketch) 
  9. Technical Math 1  
  10. Communication skill

Module B courses include:

  1. Sanitation system 
  2. Cold water system 
  3. Domestic Hot water system 
  4. Gas Welding II 
  5. Parts Fitting II 
  6. Gas Cutting 
  7. Welding Safety I 
  8. Engineering Drawing 
  9. Workshop Technology 
  10. Technical Math II 
  11.  Project costing I 
  12. Communication Skills II.

ATRA 102  AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Module A

5.0    Basic Refrigerant Tools

         Unit 5.1:     Refrigerant tools

         Unit 5.2:     Use of refrigerant tool

         Unit 5.3:    Refrigerant handling tool

Module B

6.0   Trouble Shooting Chart

         Unit 6.1:  Trouble shooting method

         Unit 6.2:    Common causes of R/A trouble/fault

         Unit 6.3:    Remedy

Module C

7.0   Vehicle Air Conditioning Recommendation

         Unit 7.1:    Specify R/A recommended for home and factory

         Unit 7.2:    Determination of the capacities

ATA 101.  WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND WHEEL BALANCING

Module A

       Unit 1:   Background on tire/ wheel balancing

       Unit 2:  What is tire balancing?

       Unit 3:   Type of balancing

       Unit 4:    Wheel balancing weight

       Unit 5:    Balancing weight materials

       Unit 6:    Steps for balancing a tire/ Wheel balancing procedure

       Unit 7:    Wheel assembly

       Unit 8:    What are signs that your tires needs balancing

Module B

      Unit 1:     What is wheel alignment?

      Unit 2:     What are the signs that your car needs an alignment?

      Unit 3:     How long does a wheel alignment take?

Module C

     Unit 1:    How do balancing and alignment benefit your car

     Unit 2:    Tire balancing vs alignment

     Unit 3:    Do I need an alignment with new tires

     Unit 4:   Steps for alignment / Wheel balancing procedure

Module D

      Unit 1:     Primary angle

  1. Camber angle  (positive, negative and zero camber)
  2. Caster
  3. Toe

Unit 2:   SAI (Steering Axis Inclination)

  1. Included angle
  2. Toe out on turns
  3. Maximum turns
  4. Toes curve change
  5. Front ride height
  6. Rear ride height
  7. Frame angle
  8. Track width difference
  9. Setback (front and rear)
ATA 102.  WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND WHEEL BALANCING

Module A

     Unit 5.1:  Tire inspection 

     Unit 5.2:  Pre- inspection

     Unit 5.3:  Ride height

     Unit 5.4:  Tire smooth on one side

     Unit 5.5:  Feather edging

     Unit 5.6:  Center wear, Shoulder wear (both side)

Module B

     Unit 6.1:  Alignment trouble shooting

     Unit 6.2:  Camber not adjustable

  1. Front end shimmy
  2. Hard steering
  3. Premature tire wear
  4. Pull to one side
  5. Toe in not adjustable
  6. Vehicle wandering

Tire changing Technology

Module A:   Vulcanizing

     Unit 1:     Safety precaution

     Unit 2:     Removal and Refitting of wheel

Module B:     Wheel and Tire

    Unit 1:    Wheel

    Unit 2:    Tire type

Module C:    Wheel alignment

    Unit 1:    Alignment settings

 Tire changing Technology 2

Module A:  Wheel balancing

    Unit 1:    Type of wheel balancing

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