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AUTO303 – Engine and Driveline Systems

Module code
Module title
Engine and Driveline Systems
To provide students with fundamental automotive engineering knowledge and skills to service engine and driveline systems. Students will learn the function, purpose and location of engine and driveline systems and their respective components.
  • TC1707
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of automatic and manual transmissions and their operation and service requirements.
Describe the design and function of petrol and diesel engines and perform a service on a vehicle.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of petrol fuel systems and emission controls.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of diesel fuel systems and emission controls.
-Engine systems - service and repair
-Consumables and components
-Engine operation - petrol (spark ignition - SI) and diesel (compression ignition - CI)
-Mechanical diesel injection
-Electronic diesel injection
-Electronic petrol injection
-Scan tools
-Petrol and diesel fuel
-Hybrid technology
-Lubricants and sealants
-Emission systems
-Air intake, turbocharging and supercharging
-Exhaust systems
-Clutches and transmissions
-Final drives
-Dismantling and reassembling
-Cubic capacity measurements including compression ratio
-Engine tuning (petrol and diesel)
-Laws and regulations
-Working to specifications
-Sustainable practices and safe disposal of chemicals
-Safe working practices
-Time management
-Effective communication
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks.

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