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					         National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics




    NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE

                                   IN

       AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS



 CURRICULUM AND COURSE SPECIFICATIONS



                                2009

NATIONAL BOARD FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION

  PLOT ‘B’ BIDA ROAD, P.M.B. 2239, KADUNA
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                                                                   General Information
1.0   Title of the Programme
      National Vocational certificate in Automotive Mechatronics
1.1   Aim and Objectives of the Programme
      The National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics is aimed at providing solutions to the service maintenance problems of
      high technology motor vehicles through the production of competent craftsmen and women who will be enterprising and self reliant.
      On completion of this programme, the Trainees should be able to:
      i.     Function as technicians in automotive and related establishments
      ii.    Carryout necessary general tests procedures, standard diagnosis and faults rectification in modern vehicles
      iii.   Demonstrate the use of different sophisticated diagnostic equipment for fault detection and rectification in various modern
             vehicles brands
      iv.    Observe relevant safety in Automotive Mechatronics Engineering practice
      v.     Interpret wiring diagrams, fault codes, as well as technical reference materials.
2.0   Entry Qualification:
      The minimum entry qualification into the National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics programme is Post Basic Education
      Certificate (Post Junior Secondary School Certificate).
3.0   Structure of the programme
      The National Vocational Certificate (NVC) in Automotive Mechatronics Programme is in flexible modular form, and is
      structured to have three parts (i.e. NVC Part I, NVC Part II, and NVC Final each taken in a span of one year. Each part shall have a cogent
      and flexible structure and content that would allow the trainee a practical working skill unit and the possibility to exit at that level. Each
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      part incorporates six months intensive training in the school and three months of supervised industrial work experience (SIWES). In a 14
      weeks term, 12 weeks will be for academic activities while 2 weeks will be for registration and evaluation. For a 40hrs week, 6hrs will be
      for core theory courses; 2hrs General education courses and 32 hrs will be for practical.
4.0   Evaluation Scheme
      The National Vocation Certificate Examination must be externally moderated. In grading the awards; theory shall constitute- 20%,
      practicals – 50% and SIWES - 30%. If there are group practical/projects, trainees must be assessed periodically on individual basis and
      records kept. Note that trainees are to be assessed on completion of every module.
      The grading shall be Distinction (70 and above), credit (55 – 69), Pass (40 – 54), Fail (0 -39) kept.




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                                          Table of Content

Title page                                                                                     1

General Information                                                                            2

Curriculum Table                                                                               7

Introduction to Computer                                                                       8

Fundamental of Internet Technology                                                             18

Introduction to Computer Design and Drafting                                                   23

Technical Drawing                                                                              27

Vehicle Routine Maintenance                                                                    35

Basic Mechanics                                                                                39

Conventional Coil ignition System Maintenance                                                  46

Workshop Safety Measures and Ethics                                                            50

Engine Maintenance                                                                             56

Automotive Electricity and Electronics                                                         61

Auto-Electrical System Maintenance                                                             67

Battery Maintenance                                                                            72

Basic Engineering Materials                                                                    78

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Introduction to Engineering Measurement                                                           81

Automotive Sensor Technology                                                                      89

Alternator and Stator Motor Maintenance                                                           93

Automotive Lighting System                                                                        98

Electric Power-assisted Steering System                                                           103

Transistorized Ignition System Maintenance                                                        107

Fuel injection System Maintenance                                                                 110

Modern Brake System                                                                               114

Diesel Engine Fuel System Maintenance                                                             119

Workshop Management and Organization                                                              124

Vehicle Communication Systems                                                                     128

Safety & Comfort System                                                                           133

Electronic Wheel Alignment                                                                        138

Automotive Gear Box System                                                                        143

Electronic Diesel engine Maintenance                                                              148

Electronic Ignition System                                                                        152

Electronic Vehicle Diagnosis                                                                      154

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List of Minimum Resources                                                        159

List of Participants                                                             168




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                                                             CURRICULUM TABLE
NVC Part I
TERM I                                                                            TERM II                                                                TERM III
CODE          TITLE                                      T   P    CU    CODE      TITLE                                               T       P     CU   Industrial
CSK 102       Speaking Skills in English                 1   -    1     VMT 011   Number and Numeration                               1       -     1    Training
VCS 111       Introduction to Computers                  1   2    3     VCS 217   Fundamental of Internet Technology                  1       2     3    (Three
VAM 101       Technical Drawing                          1   2    3     EDP 101   Element of Entrepreneurship I                       1       2     3    months)
VAM 103       Basic Mechanics                            1   2    3     VAM 102   Vehicle Routine Maintenance                         1       2     3
VAM 105       Workshop Safety Measures and Ethics        1   2    3     VAM 104   Conventional Coil Ignition System Maintenance       1       2     3
VAM 107       Automotive Electricity /Electronics        1   2    3     VAM 106   Engine Maintenance                                  1       2     3
VAM 109       Battery Maintenance                        1   2    3     VAM 108   Auto-Electrical System Maintenance                  1       2     3
              Total                                      7   12   19              Total                                               7       12    19
NVC Part II

TERM I                                                                  TERM II                                                                           TERM III
CODE          TITLE                                      T   P     CU   CODE      TITLE                                               T   P        CU     Industrial
VCS 221       Introduction to Computer Aided Design      1   2     3    EDP 102   Element of Entrepreneurship II                      1   -        1      Training
              and Drafting                                                                                                                                (Three
VAM 201       Basic Engineering Materials                1   -     1    VAM 202   Introduction to Engineering Measurement             1   2        3      months)
VAM 203       Automotive Sensor Technology               1   2     3    VAM 204   Alternator and Starter Motor Maintenance            1   2        3
VAM 205       Automotive Lighting System                 1   2     3    VAM 206   Electric Power-assisted Steering System             1   2        3
VAM 207       Transistorised Ignition Sys. Maintenance   1   2     3    VAM 208   Fuel Injection System Maintenance (petrol)          1   2        3
VAM 209       Modern Brake System                        1   2     3    VAM 210   Diesel Engine Fuel System Maintenance               1   2        3
              Total                                      6   10    16             Total                                               6   10       16
NVC Final

TERM I                                                                  TERM II                                                                          TERM III
CODE            TITLE                                    T   P    CU    CODE      TITLE                                           T       P        CU    Industrial
VAM 301         Workshop Management and                  1   1    2     EDP 103   Element of Entrepreneurship III                 1       -        1     Training
                Organization                                                                                                                             (Three
VAM 303         Safety and Comfort systems               1   2    3     VAM 302   Vehicle Communication System                    1       2        3     months)
VAM 305         Automatic Gear Box Maintetance           1   2    3     VAM 304   Electronic Wheel Alignment                      1       2        3
VAM 307         Electronic Ignition System               1   2    3     VAM 306   Electronic Diesel Engine Maintenance            1       2        3
VAM 309         Electronic Vehicle Diagnosis             1   2    3     VAM 308   Project                                         1       5        6
                Total                                    5   8    14              Total                                           5       11       16
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Programme:        National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course:           Introduction to Computer

Course Code:      VCS 111

Contact Hours:    T:1hr/wk P:2hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Know computer and identify its classifications.

2.0   Understand the impact and role of computers in modern society.

3.0   Know computer hardware and software elements

4.0   Understand the EDP

5.0   Know importance of security within the computer environment

6.0   Know Data/File Security and control

7.0   Understand the basic principles of Data transmission

8.0   Know how to use keyboard


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                                                        INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE: Introduction to Computer           Course Code: VCS 111                Contact Hours : T:1 hrs/wk P:2hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                          Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Know computer and identify its classifications.
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s         Resources               Specific           Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                                Learning           activities
                                                                            Outcomes

1      1.1 Define computer in     Explain the         1 Magic board       Start up and       Supervise         board
       relation to data           concept             2 Charts/posters    shut down          activity          Charts/post
       and information.           of computer in      3 Computer          the computer                         ers
       1.2 Explain types of       relation to data    systems             Identify and                         Computer
       computer.                  and                 4 Typing first      use the                              systems
       1.3 Classify computers     information.        course              various icons                        Typing first
       according to:              Identify types of   test book           on the menu                          course text
       (a) usage and (b) size     computers           5 Typing tutor      bars and                             book
       1.4 Distinguish between    List and explain    software            toolbars for                         Typing
       analogue,                  the classes         6 Multimedia        specific                             tutor
       digital and hybrid         of computers        Projector.          appropriate                          software
       computers.                 according to        7 External Storage functions                             Multimedia
       1.5 Identify the various   usage and sizes.    Devices.                                                 Projector
       types of                   Differentiate                                                              External
       microcomputers.            between the                                                                  Storage
       1.6 Operate the            various                                                                      Devices.
       keyboard.                  types of
                                  computer
                                  listed in 1.4
       General Objective 2.0: understand the impact and role of computers in modern society.
2      2.1 List the uses of       Drill learners    Magic board           Demonstrate        Drill
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      computers in our             in              Charts/posters      how to                learners in
      society                      keyboard        Computer systems    operate the           keyboard
      2.2 Explain the social       mastering       Typing first course keyboard.             mastering
      implications of                              test                                      Assign
      computers on society.                        book                                      Topics on
      2.3 List the characteristics                 Typing tutor                              Computer
      and                                          software                                  in modern
      benefits to the society.                                                               society
      2.4 Explain the various
      application of
      computer to the society.
      2.5 Operate the
      keyboard.
      General Objective 3.0: Know computer hardware and software elements
3-4   3.1 Identify parts of a      Identify various Complete           Demonstrate           Supervise     Complete
      computer system              hardware          Computer          understanding         activity      Computer
      3.2 Explain and identify     components and systems              of basic                            systems
      different                    explain their                       hardware and
      hardware available and       functions.                          software
      their functions              Identify and                        elements
      3.3 Describe hardware        explain
      configuration                auxiliary                           Use MS office
      3.4 List some input and      functions                           suite including
      output units                 Differentiate                       MS-Word, MS
      3.5 Describe the functions between system                        Excel, MS
      of the                       and application                     PowerPoint, MS-
      output units                 software                            Access
      3.6 Explain the functions    Explain the
      of CPU                       difference                          Install software
      3.7 Describe the functions between high                          packages
      of some                      and low level
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      auxiliary memory units       languages.                              Use MS Window
      3.8 Define: nibbles, bites, Identify source                          operating
      words and                    and                                     system (32-bit
      storage size in terms of ‘k’ object code                             or above)
      3.9 Define and list various Explain
      types of                     translator and
      software                     show
      3.10 Distinguish between examples
      low and high                 Identify
      level languages.             different
      3.11 Define source and       types of
      object codes                 translators:
      3.12 Define a translator     assemblers,
      3.13 Describe different      compilers and
      types of                     interpreters
      translators: assembler,      Drill learners in
      compiler                     keyboard
      and interpreters.            mastering
      3.14 Operate the
      keyboard.
      3.15 Define computer
      software
      3.16 Explain the following
      types of software namely:
      (i) Application software
      (ii) System software
      3.17 Desribe operating
      system
      General Objective 4.0: Understand the EDP
5-6   4.1Describe                  Explain the       Pictures/Posters      Show how to         Computer
      organisational structure     Organogram        Computer system       master the use      system
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of                            of              Magic board             of keyboard
EDP environment               an EDP          Lesson note, etc.
4.2 Define computer file      environment
4.3 Explain the purpose of    and
computer                      describe their
files                         functions.
4.4 Describe the elements     Discuss the
of a file                     concept of
4.5 List types of files       computers
4.6 Explain file              Using question
organization and Access       and answer
methods                       technique,
4.7 Identify storage media    explain
devices                       information
4.8 Describe processing       and the
activities                    concept of
4.9 Explain vulnerability b   information
of files                      technology.
i) Improper / fraudulent      Define
input                         ‘computer file’
ii) Software / programme      and
abuse                         explain the
4.10 Master the use of        purpose;
keyboard                      characteristics
                              ; types and
                              organisation
                              Describe
                              sequential,
                              random and
                              direct access
                              methods
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                                 Describe
                                 storage media
                                 devices and
                                 state their
                                 functions
                                 Explain
                                 processing
                                 activities and
                                 give examples
                                 Discuss the
                                 vulnerability
                                 of
                                 files
                                 Ask questions
                                 and give note
                                 to student
                                 Drill students
                                 into keyboard
                                 mastering
      General Objective 5.0: Know importance of security within the computer environment
7-8   5.1 Explain standard       List and        Pictures/Posters       Demonstrate      Supervise   Computer
      operating                  explain         Computer system        effect of        activity.   system
      procedures of a computer standard          Magic board            insecurity in
      centre                     operating       Lesson note, etc       computer
      5.2 Explain the need for   procedures of                          system
      computer                   a
      room security              computer
      5.3 Describe computer      installation.
      system auditing            State the need
      5.4 Explain prevailing     for computer
      safety                     security in the
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       regulations in computer    computer
       centre                     room.
       5.5 Describe methods of    Explain the
       preventing                 various safety
       hazards (fire, flooding,   regulations
       sabotage,                  applicable to
       etc.)                      computer
                                  centre.
                                  Enumerate
                                  methods
                                  whereby
                                  hazards could
                                  be
                                  prevented in
                                  computer
                                  room.
       General Objective 6.0: Know Data/File Security and control
9-10   6.1 Explain data security  Use question      Lesson note             Infect a                   Complete
       and control,               and               Magic board             computer with              Computer
       Manual Data preparation answer               Deployment of           a virus.                   system.
       control,                   List methods      anti-virus suite        Clean virus
       Validation checks.         of file                                   from computer
       6.2 Explain file security  security in
       and control.               computer
       6.3 Describe file security installation
       methods in                 and
       computer installations     explain the
       6.4 Explain the need for   need for
       file security in           file security in
       computer installation.     computer
       6.5 Explain the user       installation
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password and user            Define ‘user
name.                        password’ and
6.6 Explain computer         ‘user
virus.                       name’
6.7 State the various        Describe
sources of viruses           computer
6.8 Describe ways of         virus and
protecting file              identify:
from infection and getting   i) Their
rid of                       possible
computer virus.              sources
                             ii) Ways of
                             getting rid
                             of them
                             iii) Ways of
                             preventing
                             the computer
                             from
                             contaminating
                             viruses
                             iv) Ways of
                             protecting
                             file from virus
                             infection
                             Lesson note
                             Magic board
                             Deployment of
                             anti-virus
                             suite.
                             Infect a
                             computer with
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                                a virus.
                                Clean virus
                                from
                                computer.
                                Complete
                                Computer
                                system.

     General Objective 7.0: Understand the basic principles of Data transmission
11   7.1 Define data            Explain data         Internal/External   Identify            Describe
     transmission               Transmission         modem               different           different
     7.2 Explain the term       Explain the term Example of              methods of data     methods of
     telecommunication          ‘telecommunicati Network                 transmission        data
     7.3 State different        on                   cad, Network                            transmission
     methods of data            Define network       cables
     transmission               Explain the
     7.4 Define computer        differences
     Network                    between LAN and
     7.5 State types of         WAN
     Network                    Discuss the
     7.6 State advantages of    advantages of
     Network                    Network
     7.7 Identify equipment     Describe modem,
     necessary for              network cad etc.
     data transmission          List some existing
     7.8 Explain                communication
     communication software softwares such as
                                Lab link, TCP/IP,
                                etc.
     General Objective 8.0: Know how to use keyboard
12   8.1 Operate the keyboard Explain items       Computer               Carryout typing     Give
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using:                   in                 software e.g.         exercises on the    proficiency
i) Function keys         8.1                Typing tutor          Keyboard            test on
ii) Alpha-numeric keys   Give a typing                                                typing
iii) Numeric keys        assignments                                                  skills
iv) Control keys         to
8.2 Carryout typing      students
exercises on the         Give proficient
Keyboard                 test
                         on typing skills




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PROGRAMME:        NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS

Course Title:     Fundamental of Internet

Course Code:      VCS 217

Contact Hour:     T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Explain the concept of internet

2.0   Know the concept of computer network

3.0   Know various services on internet

4.0   Understand internet connectivity

5.0   Know obstacles to internet growth n Nigeria




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                                             FUNDAMENTAL OF INTERNET TECHNOLOGY

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE: Fundamental of Internet
                                                     Course Code: VCS 217             Contact Hours: T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk
       Technology
       Theoretical Content                                         Practical Content
       General Objective 1: Explain the concept of Internet
WEEK   Specific Learning           Teacher’s activities   Resources          Specific     Teacher’s          Resources
       Outcomes                                                              Learning     activities
                                                                             Outcomes

1-3    1.1Define Internet         Explain Internet     White                Find              Assist             Networked
       1.2Narrate History of      concept              Board                organizations     students to        PC’s
       Internet                   Explain historical   PC loaded            using Intranet    use Intranet and   connected
       1.3Distinguish between     background           with Power           and Extranet      Extranet.          to the
       internet and               of the Internet.     point and                                                 Internet
       intranet                   Discuss Intranet and connected
       1.4 Define Data            Extranet             OHP
       transmission               Distinguish between
                                  Internet,
                                  Intranet and
                                  Extranet.
                                  Discuss data
                                  transmission.
                                  Discuss the various
                                  transmission media
       General Objective 2.0: Know the concept of computer network
4-6    2.1 Explain simple         Discuss computer     White                Search for         Guide the
       computer Network           networks such as     Board                documentation      students on
       techniques                 APPANET, NUFNET      PC loaded            s                  how to
       2.2 Classify computer      AND MILNET           with Power           of APPANET,        obtain
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      network by                 Explain                 point and          NUFNET and         materials
      geographical coverage.     classifications of      connected          MILNET from        from the
      2.3 List some major        computer network. to OHP                   the Internet       Internet
      networks.                  Distinguish between                                           about the
      2.4 List the benefits of   APPANET, NUFNET                                               structure of
      Internet                   and                                                           the
                                 MILNET                                                        APPANET,
                                 Explain the                                                   NUFNET
                                 economics,                                                    and
                                 social, political                                             MILNET
                                 educational and
                                 cultural
                                 benefits of Internet.
      General Objective 3: 0 Know various services on the internet
7-8   3.1 Explain Internet       Discuss:            White                  Use the various   Demonstrate
      Services                   Various Internet Board                     services          e how to
      3.2 Explain the meaning    services            PC loaded              available on      use the
      of cyber-café              like E-             with Power             the               various
      3.3 State general          commerce,           point and              Internet.         Internet
      procedures in a Cybercafé E-mail, file         connected                                services.
                                 transfer            to OHP                                   Take the
                                 protocol (FTP),                                              students to
                                 Bulletin                                                     a cyber
                                 Board Service,                                               café
                                 Audio-
                                 Video
                                 Communication,
                                 Digital Library,
                                 world
                                 wide web,
                                 Telnet and
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                                   other services.
                                   The concept of
                                   cyber-café
                                   The steps
                                   involved in
                                   cybercafé
                                   operations.
                                   Personnel
                                   requirements of
                                   a cybercafé e g.
                                   server/network
                                   administrator.
                                   Security devices
                                   in a cybercafé
        General Objective 4: 0 Understand internet connectivity
9-10    4.1 State Basic Hardware List and explain White                       Identify          Show          Networked
        requirements for           the basic          Board.                  different types   different     PC’s
        Internet connectivity      hardware           PC loaded               of Modem’s        types of      connected
        4.2 Define a MODEM and required for           with                    Connect to the    Modem’s       to the
        state its functions.       Internet           PowerPoint              Internet          to students   Internet.
        4.3 State the functions of connectivity.      and                     Identify VSAT,    Demonstrate
        MODEM.                     Discuss MODEM connected                    Radio and Dial    how to
        4.4 Explain the basic      and its            to the                                    connect to
        concept of wireless        functions
                                   Explain the data
                                   transfer rate
                                   of various
                                   modem.
        General Objective 5: Know obstacles to internet growth in Nigeria
11-12   5.1Explain obstacles to    Discuss                Board               Discuss           Guide
        Internet growth in         Problems of            PC loaded           possible          students on
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Nigeria.                     telecommunication      with               solutions to      how to
5.2 Describe Internet        infrastructure in      PowerPoint         the               name
Service Provider             Nigeria.               and                problems of       servers in
(ISP) concept.               Technical know-how     connected          Internet          Domain
5.3 Explain the concept of   Economic factors in    to Internet        connectivity in   Name
Domain Name                  Nigeria poverty        OHP                Nigeria           System
System                       level of the people.   A popular                            Take
                             Level of awareness.    ISP                                  students to
                             The government                                              a popular
                             policies on internet                                        ISP
                             access.
                             Explain the concept
                             of ISP
                             and the need for it.
                             Explain the
                             economic effect of
                             using local or
                             foreign ISP.
                             Describe domain
                             name system
                             (DNS) and its space
                             Explain how to
                             name servers
                             in the DNS.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Introduction to Computer Design and Drafting

Course code:             VCS 221

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand the principles of operation, capabilities and system requirements

2.0   Understand the use of OSNAP facility to select options.

3.0   Know how to save drawing and use the auto-save feature

4.0   Know how to use AutoCAD to draw




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                                         INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER DESIGN AND DRAFTING

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE: Introduction to Computer Design and
                                                           Course Code: VCS 221          Contact Hours : T: 1hr/wk - P:2 hrs/wk
       Drafting
       Theoretical Content                                 Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Understand the principles of operation, capabilities and system requirements of AutoCAD
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s        Resources               Specific           Teacher’s          Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                               Learning           activities
                                                                           Outcomes

1-3    1.1 Explain the principles Explain the      Latest version of        Install the        Supervise        Latest version of
       of operation,              advantages       AutoCAD software         AutoCAD            activity         AutoCAD
       capabilities and system    of Computer      Packages, computer software                                  software
       requirements of AutoCAD    Aided            systems, projector,      Show                                Packages,
       1.2 Install the AutoCAD    Drafting         whiteboard, display      commands in                         computer
       software                    List all known screen                    AutoCAD                             systems,
       correctly                  CAD                                                                           projector,
       1.3 Give commands in       softwares.                                                                    whiteboard,
       AutoCAD                    Guide                                                                         display screen
       using the keyboard and     students on
       mouse.                     how
       1.4 Explain how to use     to use snap
       the help menu              point to
       to solve problems when     construct
       using the                  lines.
       AutoCAD package            Give
                                  assignments
                                  to
                                  Students.
       General Objective 2: Understand the use of OSNAP facility to select options
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4-6     Change the layers in a     Explain the     Computer systems       Construct                          Latest version of
        drawing                    difference                             lines at set                       AutoCAD
        using the Layer Control.   between                                lengths and                        software
        2.2 Draw lines using       Cartesian and                          angles using                       Packages,
        Cartesian and              polar co-                              Cartesian and                      computer
        Polar co-ordinate.         ordinates                              Polar                              systems,
        2.3 Prepare and change     systems.                               coordinates                        projector,
        the size of the            Show how to                                                               whiteboard,
        drawing zone               construct                                                                 display screen
        2.4 Save drawings on       lines at set
        demand and set             lengths and
        up the auto-save feature   angles using
                                   Cartesian
                                   and Polar co-
                                   ordinates.
        General Objective 3: Know how to save drawings and use the auto-save feature
5-9     3.1 Save drawings on       Show students Latest version of        Save                 Supervise     Latest version of
        demand                     how to          AutoCAD software       drawings on          students on   AutoCAD
        3.2 Set up the auto-save   save drawings Packages, computer demand                     tasks         software
        feature                    and set         systems, projector,    Set up the                         Packages,
                                   up auto save    whiteboard, display    auto-save                          computer
                                   feature.        screen.                feature.                           systems,
                                                                                                             projector,
                                                                                                             whiteboard,
                                                                                                             display screen
        General Objective 4: Know how to use the AutoCAD to draw
10-12   Produce a simple drawing Produce a         Latest version of       Produce a           Guide         Latest version of
        4.2 Use the Mesh System simple             AutoCAD software        simple              students on   AutoCAD
        to produce                 drawing with    Packages, computer      drawing.            activities    software
        drawings.                  all             systems, projector,     Use the Mesh                      Packages,
        4.3 Change the drawing     necessary       whiteboard, display     System.                           computer
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scale                        details for      screen.                Change the                 systems,
4.4 Draw a line using the    students to                             drawing scale              projector,
command                      see.                                    Draw a line                whiteboard,
line                         Guide                                   using the                  display screen
4.5 Create the title block   students to                             command
for a drawing                produce                                 line.
4.6 Write letters and        similar simple                          Create the
numbers on                   drawing to                              title block for
drawing                      specification.                          a drawing
4.7 Draw circles and be      Give further                            Write letters
able to erase                exercises                               and numbers
parts of lines or circles.   on drawings.                            on drawing.
4.8 Produce a simple         e.g.                                    Draw circles
drawing with                 drawing of a                            and be able
Corel detail in terms of     complete                                to erase parts
title block.                 building                                of lines or
                             project.                                circles.
                             Give drawing                            Produce a
                             assignments                             simple
                             to student.                             drawing with
                                                                     Corel detail
                                                                     in terms of
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Technical Drawing

Course Code:            VAM 101

Contact Hour:           T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk




General Objectives

1.0   Know different drawing instruments, equipment and materials used in technical drawing.

2.0   Know graphical communication

3.0   Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes

4.0   Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.

5.0   Know isometric and oblique projections

6.0   Know the single orthographic projections




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                                                           TECHNICAL DRAWING

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
COURSE: Technical Drawing                COURSE CODE: VAM 101                         CONTACT HOURS: T:1hr/wk - P:2hrs/wk
Course Specification: Theoretical Content                   Course Specification: Practical Content
General Objective 1.0: Know different drawing instruments, equipment and materials used in technical drawing.
Week Specific Learning              Teacher Activities Resources           Specific Learning        Teacher Activities Resources
        Outcome                                                            Outcome
1       1.1 Identify the different • Present the        • Black board      1.1 Use each of the      Guide the students • Black board
        types of drawing            students all        ruler (1m)         items in 1.1 above.      on the             ruler (1m)
        instruments, equipment drawing                  • Black board      1.2 Maintain the         maintenance of     • Black board
        and materials.              instruments:        Tee-Square         various instruments      the instruments.   Tee-Square
        1.2 Outline the uses of     a. Drawing set      • Black board      and equipment.                              • Black board
        the                         b. T-Square         compass                                                        compass
        various instruments,        c. Drawing board    • Blackboard                                                   • Blackboard
        equipment and               d. Set squares      protector                                                      protector
        materials.                  e. Types of pencils • Adjustable set-                                              • Adjustable
        1.3 State the precautions (H to B)              square                                                         set-square
        necessary to preserve       f. Show to          • 60 set square                                                • 60 set
         items 1.1 above.           demonstrate and • 45 set square                                                    square
                                    explain the uses    • French curve                                                 • 45 set
                                    of all of the       set                                                            square
                                    above.              • Templates                                                    • French curve
                                                        • Duster                                                       set
                                                        • Chalk                                                        • Templates
                                                        • Complete                                                     • Duster
                                                        drawing table                                                  • Chalk
                                                                                                                       • Complete
                                                                                                                       drawing table
        General Objective 2.0: Know Graphical Communication


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Week   Specific Learning Outcome     Teacher              Resources         Specific Learning           Teacher Activities   Resources
                                     Activities                             Outcome
2-3    2.1 Explain graphics and      Ask the students     Black board       2.1 Print letters and       Give assignment to   • Black board
       the different types of        to illustrate in a   ruler (1m)        figures                     students on          ruler (1m)
        graphic present.             drawing the          • Black board     of various forms and        geometrical          • Black board
       2.2 Illustrate the various    various types of     Tee-Square        characters.                 constructions of     Tee-Square
       convention present in         lines based on       • Black board     2.2 Illustrate              circles.             • Black board
       graphical productions         BS 308 1972          compass           conventional signs,                              compass
       of construction lines,        Part 2. and          • Blackboard      symbols and                                      • Blackboard
       finished lines, hidden        assess.              protector         appropriate lettering                            protector
        and overhead details         Ask the students     • Adjustable set- characters.                                      • Adjustable
       projections, centre           to set drawing       square                                                             set-square
       lines, break lines,           area on A1           • 60 set square                                                    • 60 set
       dimensioning of plane,        paper with a         • 45 set square                                                    square
       elevation and sections of     title block and      • French curve                                                     • 45 set
       objects.                      the boarder          set                                                                square
       2.3 Layout of drawing         lines and assess.    • Templates                                                        • French curve
       sheets with the following : Ask students to        • Duster                                                           set
            (a) Margins              illustrate           • Chalk                                                            • Templates
            (b) Title block etc.     technical            • Complete                                                         • Duster
       2.4 State the various         lettering in         drawing table                                                      • Chalk
       standards of drawing          capital and small    Black board                                                        • Complete
       sheets.                       letters, using,      ruler (1m)                                                         drawing table
       2.5 Print letters and figures free hand and        • Black board
       of various forms and          using letter         Tee-Square
       characters.                   stencils and         • Black board
       2.6 Illustrate conventional assess.                compass
       signs, symbols and            Ask students to      • Blackboard
       appropriate lettering         identify the         protector
       characters.                   various standard     • Adjustable set-
                                     sheets Ao -A4        square
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                                   and assess         • 60 set square
                                    Ask students to   • 45 set square
                                   draw               • French curve
                                   conventional       set
                                   signs and          • Templates
                                   symbols and        • Duster
                                   assess.            • Chalk
                                                      • Complete
                                                      drawing table

       General Objective: 3.0 Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.
Week   Specific Learning         Teacher Activities Resources          Specific Learning              Teacher Activities   Resources
       Outcome                                                         Outcome
4-6    3.1 Explain the purpose   Ask students to      Black board      3.2 Construct parallel         Give assignment to   Black board
       of geometrical            illustrate the       ruler (1m)       and perpendicular lines        students on          ruler (1m)
       construction in drawing   construction of      • Black board    3.3 Construct and              geometrical          • Black board
       parallel.                 simple               Tee-Square       bisect                         constructions of     Tee-Square
       3.2 Discuss the           geometrical          • Black board    lines, angles and areas        circles.             • Black board
       construction of parallel  figures and shapes compass            3.4 Divide a straight                               compass
       and perpendicular lines   and assess.          • Blackboard     line                                                • Blackboard
       3.3 Explain how to        Ask students to      protector        into given number of                                protector
       construct and bisect      construct parallel • Adjustable set- equal parts.                                         • Adjustable
       lines, angles and areas.  and perpendicular square              3.5 Identify polygons                               set-square
       3.4 Explain how to divide lines and assess.    • 60 set square   (regular or irregular)                             • 60 set
       a straight line           Ask students to      • 45 set square  3.6 Construct regular                               square
       into given number of      construct and        • French curve   polygons with N sides                               • 45 set
       equal parts.              bisect lines, angles set              in a given circle, given                            square
       3.5 Identify polygons     and areas and        • Templates       (a) distance across                                • French curve
        (regular or irregular)   assess.              • Duster         flats (b) distance across                           set
       3.6 Discuss the            Ask students to     • Chalk          corners                                             • Templates
       construction of regular   divide a straight    • Complete                                                           • Duster
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       polygons with N sides in    line into a graph   drawing table                                                        • Chalk
       a given circle, given       number of equal                                                                          • Complete
       (a) distance across flats   parts using the                                                                          drawing table
       (b) distance across         compasses and
       corners                     assess.
       3.7 Define a circle          Ask students to
       3.8 Explain the             differentiate
       properties                  between regular
       of a circle, e.g. radius,   and irregular
       diameter, normal,           polygons and
       tangent, circumference      assess.
       etc.                        Ask students to
                                   construct regular
                                   polygon with N
                                   side
                                    and assess.


       General Objective 4.0: Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.
Week   Specific Learning         Teacher Activities Resources          Specific Learning               Teacher Activities   Resources
       Outcome                                                         Outcome
7-8    4.1 Explain simple        Ask students to     Black board       4.1 Carry out simple            Give assignment to
       geometrical               explain the         ruler (1m)        geometrical                     students on
       constructions on circles  various properties • Black board      constructions on circles        geometrical
       e.g.                      of a circle and     Tee-Square        e.g.                            constructions of
        (a) diameter of a circle assess..            • Black board      (a) diameter of a circle       circles.
       of a given circumference. Ask students to     compass           of a given
       (b) the circumference     differentiate the   • Blackboard      circumference.
        to a circle of a given   different methods protector           (b) the circumference
       diameter                  of constructing     • Adjustable set- to a circle of a given
       (c) a circle to pass      ellipses and        square            diameter
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through 3 points             assess.              • 60 set square     (c) a circle to pass
(d) a circle to pass         • Ask students to    • 45 set square     through 3 points
through 2 points and         construct an         • French curve      (d) a circle to pass
touch a given line           ellipse using the    set                 through 2 points and
(e) a circle to touch a      various methods      • Templates         touch a given line
given                        and assess.          • Duster            (e) a circle to touch a
 smaller circle and a        Ask students to      • Chalk             given
given line                   explain the          • Complete           smaller circle and a
(f) tangents to circles at   various              drawing table       given line
  various points             draughting           Black board         (f) tangents to circles
(g) an arc of radius         techniques and       ruler (1m)          at
tangent                      assess.              • Black board         various points
to two lines at an angle     Ask students to      Tee-Square          (g) an arc of radius
to less than and more        construct plane      • Black board       tangent
than 90.                     and diagonal         compass             to two lines at an angle
(h) an area externally       scales and assess.   • Blackboard        to less than and more
tangent to two circles                            protector           than 90.
(i) inscribing and                                • Adjustable set-   (h) an area externally
circumscribing circles                            square              tangent to two circles
4.2 Define an ellipse.                            • 60 set square     (i) inscribing and
4.3 Explain the following                         • 45 set square     circumscribing circles
     draughting                                   • French curve      4.2 Construct ellipse by
techniques (a) Projection                         set                 using
method                                            • Templates         (a) trammal
(b) Measurement                                   • Duster            Method
method (c) Transposition                          • Chalk             (b) concentric circle
method.                                           • Complete          method.
                                                  drawing table       4.3 Explain the
                                                                      following
                                                                      draughting techniques
                                                                      (a) Projection method
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                                                                         (b) Measurement
                                                                         method (c)
                                                                         Transposition method.
                                                                         4.4 Construct plane
                                                                         scales and diagonal
                                                                         scales, using
                                                                         appropriate
                                                                          instruments.
       General Objective 5.0: Know Isometric and Oblique Projections.
Week   Specific Learning          Teacher Activities Resources           Specific Learning            Teacher Activities   Resources
       Outcome                                                           Outcome
9-10   5.1 Explain isometric and Ask students to     Black board         5.1 Draw a square in         Show the students    Black board
       oblique projections.       differentiate      ruler (1m)          isometric and oblique        isometric and        ruler (1m)
       5.2 Explain the drawing    between            • Black board       forms.                       oblique              • Black board
       of a square in isometric Isometric and        Tee-Square          5.2 Draw a circle in         projections of       Tee-Square
       and oblique forms.         oblique            • Black board       Isometric and oblique        various engine       • Black board
       5.3 Explain how to draw projections and       compass             Forms.                       parts.               compass
       a circle in Isometric and assess.             • Blackboard        5.3 Draw an ellipse in       Give assignment to   • Blackboard
       oblique Forms.             Ask students to    protector           Isometric and oblique        students.            protector
       5.4 Discuss the drawing    construct a square • Adjustable set-   forms.                                            • Adjustable
       of an ellipse in Isometric and circle in      square              5.4 Draw a polygon                                set-square
       and oblique forms.         isometric and      • 60 set square     with minimum of eight                             • 60 set
       5.5 Explain how to draw oblique               • 45 set square     sides                                             square
       a polygon with minimum projections and        • French curve      in Isometric and                                  • 45 set
       of eight sides             assess.            set                 oblique forms.                                    square
       in Discuss the Isometric   Ask students to    • Templates         5.5 Dimension holes,                              • French curve
       and oblique forms.         draw a polygon in • Duster             circles, arcs and angles                          set
                                  isometric and      • Chalk              correctly on isometric                           • Templates
                                  oblique            • Complete           and oblique views.                               • Duster
                                  projections and    drawing table       5.6 Use appropriate                               • Chalk
                                  assess.                                convention symbols                                • Complete
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                                   Ask students to                        and                                              drawing table
                                  construct and                           abbreviations.
                                  dimension holes
                                  circles, arcs and
                                  angles in isometric
                                  and oblique
                                  projection and
                                  label with
                                  appropriate
                                  conventional
                                  symbols and
                                  abbreviations and
                                  assess.
       General Objective 6.0: Know single orthographic projections.
Week   Specific Learning          Teacher Activities Resources            Specific Learning           Teacher Activities   Resources
       Outcome                                                            Outcome
11 -   6.1 Explain the principle Ask students to      Black board         6.1 Project views of        Ask students to      Black board
12     of orthographic            differentiate       ruler (1m)          three- dimensional          construct            ruler (1m)
       projection.                between first and • Black board         objects on                  orthographic         • Black board
       6.2 Illustrate the         third angle         Tee-Square          to the basic planes of      projections of       Tee-Square
       principle planes of        orthographic        • Black board       projection in both first    simple objects in    • Black board
       projection                 projection and      compass             and third angle to          first and third      compass
           (a) Vertical plane     assess.             • Blackboard        obtain                      angle orthographic   • Blackboard
           (b) Horizontal plane . Ask students to     protector            (a) the front view or      projections and      protector
       6.3 Explain why the first explain the          • Adjustable set-   elevation                   assess.              • Adjustable
       and third angles are used vertical and         square              (b) the top view or                              set-square
       and the second and         horizontal planes • 60 set square       plan.                                            • 60 set
       fourth angles not used.    in orthographic     • 45 set square                                                      square
                                  projection and      • French curve                                                       • 45 set
       .                          assess.             set                                                                  square
                                                      • Templates                                                          • French curve
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Vehicle Routine Maintenance

Course Code:            VAM 102

Contact Hours:          T:1hr/Wk - P:2hrs/Wk



General Objectives

1.0    Understand the procedures to service a vehicle engine

2.0   Understand the vehicle lubrication service




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       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE: Vehicle Routine Maintenance        Course Code: VAM 102              CONTACT HOURS: T:1hr/wk - P:2hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                        Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Understand the procedures to service a vehicle engine
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s       Resources               Specific       Teacher’s       Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                              Learning       activities
                                                                          Outcomes

       1.1 Explain the functions    Explain in       Recommended             Using the four      Show the        Live engine
           of an engine.            details the      textbook,               stroke engine       students the    components.
       1.2 Discuss the principles   concept and      Chalkboard, duster,     model to            components of
           of operation of a four   effects of       Chalk, Lecture notes,   demonstrate the     the engine
1–2
           stroke cycle engine.     forces and       etc.                    principle of
       1.3 Discuss the basic        their                                    operation listed
           engine components        moments.                                 in 1.3.
           and their functions      Guide the
           namely:                  students to
           - Crankshaft             solve
           - Pistons                problems
           - Camshaft               relating to
           - Top cylinder           forces and its
           - Oil pump               moments.
           - Fuel pump              Assess
           - Fuel filter            students’
           - Oil filter             assignments.
           - Air filter
           - Spark pluck
       1.4 Mention the reasons
           for routine engine

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           service.
       1.5 Explain the
           application of
           manufacturer’s
           specifications to carry
           out the following:
           - Service interval
           - Grade of oil
           - Service
               components parts
           - Engine oil
               selection
       1.6 Highlight the engine
           service procedures
           such as:
           - Safety measures
           - Tool selection
           - Replacement of
               service parts
           - Engine oil
               selection
       General Objective: 2.0 Understand the vehicle lubrication service
3 -4   2.1 Explain the following   Explain in     Recommended            2.1 Carry out         Demonstrate        Lubrication bay,
           purposes of vehicle     details the    textbook,              lubrication of a      how to lubricate   grease gum,
           service lubrication     principles and Chalkboard, duster,    vehicle.              a vehicle.         grease,
           that include:           effects of     Chalk, Lecture notes,                        Assign the
           - Reduction of          friction and   etc.                                         students into
               friction            the law                                                     group to carry
           - Heat dissipation      governing it.                                               out lubrication.
                in wear and tear   Guide the
           - Improved service      students to
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        life                   solve
2.2 Discuss identification     problems
    of Lubrication points      relating to
    on components such         friction.
    as: Gear box, rear
    axle, propeller shafts,
    universal jints, tie rod
    ends, bearing etc
2.3 Discuss the types ,
    characteristics and
    applications of
    lubricants.
2.4 State the following
    lubrication service
    procedures such as:
    - Tools & lubricant
        selections
    - Location of
        lubrication points
    - Safety measures




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Basic Mechanics

Course Code:             VAM 103

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand the concept and effect of forces and their moments.

2.0   Understand the effect of friction and law governing it.

3.0   Understand linear and angular motion of bodies.

4.0   Determine curvilinear motion of bodies.

5.0   Understand momentum of bodies

6.0   Understand the concept of work, energy and power

7.0   Understand general principle of operation of simple machines

8.0   Know simple harmonic motions




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                                                                 BASIC MECHANICS

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE: Basic Mechanics                    Course Code: VAM 103                   Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                        Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Understand the concept and effect of forces and their moments.
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s       Resources               Specific         Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                              Learning         activities
                                                                          Outcomes

       1.1 Define force             Explain in       Recommended             1.1 Construct       Demonstrate         Drawing
       1.2 Explain how to           details the      textbook,               parallelogram       activities 1.1 to   materials/instruments.
       construct parallelogram      concept and      Chalkboard, duster,     of force.           1.5 for the
       of force.                    effects of       Chalk, Lecture notes,   1.2 Draw            students to
1–2
       1.3 Calculate the            forces and       etc.                    triangle of         learn and ask
       resultant of a system of     their                                    forces              them to carry
       two forces                   moments.                                 1.3 Draw            out all the
       1.4 State the principle of   Guide the                                polygon of          activities
       triangle of force            students to                              forces
       1.5 Resolve forces into      solve                                    1.4 Verify Lami’s
       components.                  problems                                 theorem using a
       1.6 Resolve a force into     relating to                              force board
       force and couple             forces and its                           1.5 Verify the
       1.7 State the conditions     moments.                                 parallelogram
       for the equilibrium of co-   Assess                                   law of forces
       planar forces                students’
       1.8 Define moment of a       assignments.
       Force.
       1.9 State the principles
       of moments.
       1.10 Solve problems
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       related to 1.1 to 1.9
       above.
       General Objective: 2.0 Understand the effect of Friction and the law governing it.
       2.1 Define friction         Explain in      Recommended             2.1 Determine        Demonstrate         Specimens of mosses
3 -4   2.2 State advantages and details the        textbook,               the co-efficient     activity 3.1 for    and inclined plain set-
        disadvantages of friction. principles and Chalkboard, duster,         of friction by    the students to     up. Protractor, etc.
       2.3 Define coefficient of   effects of      Chalk, Lecture notes, means of an            learn and ask
       Friction.                   friction and    etc.                       inclined          them to carry
                                   the law                                 plane.               out the activity.
                                   governing it.
                                   Guide the
                                   students to
                                   solve
                                   problems
                                   relating to
                                   friction.

       General Objective 3.0: Understand Linear and Angular motions of bodies.
5- 6   3.1 Define displacement, Explain in        Chalk, Chalkboard,
       speed, distance, velocity  details the     Duster,
       and acceleration.          concepts of     Recommended
       3.2 State units of         linear motion   textbooks,
       displacement, speed,       of bodies.      Lecture notes, Graph
       distance, velocity and     Guide the       sheets, etc.
       acceleration.              students to
       3.3 Derive the             draw velocity -
       relationship               time graph
       between displacement,      and solve
       velocity and acceleration. problems
       3.4 Draw velocity time     relating to
       graph.                     displacement,
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    3.7 Solve simple problem velocity and
    related to 3.1 to           acceleration.
    3.6above.                   Assess
    3.8 Define angular motion students’
    of a body in a circle.      assignments.
    3.9 Derive the
    relationship
    between angular velocity
    and acceleration.
    3.10 Draw angular
    velocity- time graph.
    General Objective 4.0: Determine Curvilinear motion of bodies
    4.1 Develop the             Explain in       Chalk, Chalkboard,     4.1 Show that       Illustrate 4.1 to   Practical guide,
    relationship between        details the      Duster,                centrifugal         4.2 and ask the     Centrifugal apparatus.
    angular and linear          concept of       Recommended            force varies with   students to         Fletcher’s trolley
    motions.                    curvilinear      textbooks, Lecture     mass,               perform             Weights
    4.2 Define circular         motion of        notes, etc.             speed of           experiments.
    motion.                     bodies.                                 rotation, and       Assess the
7   4.3 Explain centrifugal     Guide                                   the                 students’
    acceleration and            students to                              distance of the    reports.
    centrifugal force.          develop                                 mass from the
    4.4 Develop expressions     expressions                             centre of
     for centripetal and        for centripetal                         rotation using
    centrifugal forces.         and                                     centrifugal force
    4.5 Give examples of        centrifugal                             apparatus.
    centrifugal effects e.g.    forces and                              4.2 Verify the
    Planetary motion, Conical solve                                     equation of
    pendulum, etc.              problems on                             motion using
                                them.                                   Fletcher’s
                                                                        trolley.


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    General Objective 5.0: Understand Momentum of Bodies.
    5.1 Define Mass and       Describe in   Chalk, Chalkboard,
    Weight of a body.         details the   Duster,
    5.2 State Newton’s Laws   concepts and  Recommended
    of motion.                principles of textbooks, Lecture
    5.3 Define Impulse and    momentum.     notes, etc.
    Momentum.                 Guide the
    5.4 State the Law of      students to
8   Conservation of           solve
    Momentum.                 problems
    5.5 Define Angular        relating to
    Momentum.                 momentum.
                              Assess
                              students’
                              assignments.

    General Objective 6.0: Understand the concept of Work, Energy and Power
    6.1 Define Work, Energy   Explain in      Chalk, Chalkboard      6.1 Determine       Demonstrate to
    and Power.                details with    duster,                tractive            the students the
    6.2 State the units of    the concepts    Recommended            force     and       activities in 6.1
    work, energy and power. of work,          textbooks, Lecture     driving             to 6.2 and ask
    6.3 Develop expressions   energy, torque notes, etc.             torque of a         the students to
    for Work, Energy and      and power.      Chalk, Blackboard.     system.             perform the
    Power.                    Guide the                              6.2 Determine       experiments.
9
    6.4 Differentiate between students to                            kinetic             Assess the
     Kinetic Energy and       solve                                  energy     of       students’
     Potential Energy.        problems on                            rotation.           reports.
    6.5 Explain Kinetic       work, energy,
     Energy of rotating       power and
     bodies.                  torque.
                              Assess the
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                                   students’
                                   graded
                                   assignments.
        General Objective 7.0: Understand general principle of operation of simple machines.
        7.1 Define simple          Explain in      Chalk, Chalkboard,       7.1 Determine      Demonstrate         Practical guide, screw
        machine.                   details the     Duster,                  the velocity       the activities in   jack and pulley system.
        7.2 Give examples e.g.     features, types Recommended              ratio,             1.1 and 1.2, and
        Lever, Pulley, Screw Jack, and principle   textbooks, Lecture       mechanical         ask the students
        etc.                       of operation    notes, etc.              advantage and      to perform the
        7.3 Explain the operations of simple                                mechanical         experiments.
        of 3.2 above.              machines.                                efficiency
        7.4 Define                 Guide the                                of a screw jack.
        (i) Mechanical             students to                              7.2 Determine
         Advantage                 derive the                               the velocity
        (ii) Velocity Ratio        expression for                           ratio and
10      (iii) Mechanical           the                                      efficiency of
         Efficiency                Mechanical                               simple pulley
        7.5 Develop the            Advantage,                               system.
        relationship for           Velocity Ratio
        Mechanical                 and Efficiency
         Advantage, Velocity       of wheel,
        Ratio and Efficiency of a  pulley and
        wheel, pulley and screw    screw jack and
        jack                       solve
        Solve simple problems      problems on
        related to 7.1 to 7.5      them.
        above.
        General Objective 8.0: Know simple harmonic motion.
        8.1 Describe periodic      Explain in      Chalk, Blackboard,       8.1 Determine      Demonstrate         Simple Pendulum
11-12   motion                     details the     Duster,                  experimentally     the activity in
        8.2 Describe period,       features and    Recommended              the period and     8.1 and ask the
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 frequency and           principles of  textbooks, Lecture       frequency           students to
amplitude in simple      Simple         notes, etc.              of a simple         carry out
harmonic motion.         Harmonic                                harmonic            experiment..
8.3 Develop              Motion (SHM).                           motion.             Assess the
 expressions for 6.3     Guide the                                                   students’
 above.                  students to                                                 reports.
8.4 Analyse the motion   derive
of a simple              expression for
pendulum.                period,
8.5 Solve problems       frequency and
related to the above.    amplitude of
                         SHM and solve
                         problems on
                         them.
                         Assess the
                         students’
                         assignments.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Conventional Coil Ignition System Maintenance

Course code:             VAM 104

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk P: 2 hrs/wk



General objectives

1.0   Distinguish between conventional coil and transistorized ignition system

2.0   Identify faults on a conventional coil ignition system

3.0   Rectify faults on conventional coil ignition systems




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                                         CONVENTIONAL COIL IGNITION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Conventional Coil Ignition System                Course Code: VAM 104         Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
       Maintenance                                                                            hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                           Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Distinguish between conventional coil and transistorized ignition system.
WEEK   Specific Learning           Teacher’s         Resources               Specific           Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                    activities                                Learning           activities
                                                                             Outcomes
1-2    1.1     Explain coil        Assess the        - Whiteboard            1.1 Demonstrate Engage the           Live vehicles
               ignition system.    students’         - marker                by physical        students in       with
       1.2     Describe the        performances. - Duster                    inspection the     group work.       conventional
               differences         Give relevant     - Instructional         different          Assess the        and
               between             printed and          drawing              features of        students’         transistorized
               conventional and    non printed       - Text books            conventional       performances.     ignition systems
               transistorized      academic          - Journals              and                Give relevant
               ignition system.    materials,        - Lecture notes         transistorized     printed and non
       1.3     Compose the         websites and                              ignition systems. printed
               operating           manuals as                                                   academic
               principles of       references to                                                materials,
               conventional and    students.                                                    websites and
               transistorized      Solve as many                                                manuals as
               ignition systems.   problems as                                                  references to
                                   possible for                                                 students.
                                   the students                                                 Demonstrate
                                   during tutorial                                              the procedure
                                   classes.                                                     to perform
                                                                                                these practical
                                                                                                works.
       General Objective 2.0: Identify faults on a conventional coil ignition system
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3-8   2.1   Describe the           Assess the        -  Whiteboard         2.1 Rectify         Engage the        Complete tool
            functions of a coil    students’         - marker              common faults       students in       box,
            ignition system.       performances.     -  Duster             on coil ignition    group work.       multimeter, test
      2.2   Describe the           Give relevant     -  Instructional      systems.            Assess the        lamp, feeler
            operating              printed and           drawing           2.2 Demonstrate     students’         gauge,
            principles of a        non printed       - Text books          the use of tools    performances.     capacitor, wire
            conventional coil      academic          - Journals            and equipment       Give relevant     brush ignition
            ignition system.       materials,        - Lecture notes       in servicing        printed and non   coil tester,
      2.3   Identify the           websites and                            conventional        printed           stroboscopic
            different              manuals as                              coil ignition       academic          lamp
            components of a        references to                           system.             materials,
            conventional coil      students.                                                   websites and
            ignition system        Solve as many                                               manuals as
            and their              problems as                                                 references to
            functions.             possible for                                                students.
      2.4   Illustrate a           the students                                                Demonstrate
            conventional coil      during tutorial                                             the procedure
            ignition circuit and   classes.                                                    to perform
            the functions of                                                                   these practical
            components on                                                                      works.
            the circuit.
      2.5   Describe the
            principles of
            electromagnetism
            and
            electromagnetic
            induction and
            their applications
            in conventional
            coil ignition
            systems.
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       2.6   State the common
             faults on coil
             ignition systems,
             their causes and
             effects.
       2.7   Demonstrate the
             use of tools and
             equipment in
             serving
             conventional coil
             ignition system.
       2.8   Apply procedures
             for identifying
             faults on coil
             ignition systems.
       General Objective 3.0: Rectify faults on conventional coil ignition systems.
7-12   3.1   State the different Assess the         - Whiteboard             3.1 Check for      Engage the        Complete tool
             methods used to      students’         - marker                 continuity of      students in       box,
             rectify different    performances. - Duster                     high tension       group work.       multimeter, test
             faults on            Give relevant     - Instructional          leads.             Assess the        lamp, feeler
             conventional coil    printed and          drawing               3.2 Replace and    students’         gauge,
             ignition systems.    non printed       - Text books             adjust spark       performances.     capacitor, wire
       3.2   Read and interpret academic            - Journals               plugs.             Give relevant     brush ignition
             manufacturer’s       materials,        - Lecture notes          3.3Replace and     printed and non   coil tester,
             specifications       websites and                               adjust contact     printed           stroboscopic
             relating to fault    manuals as                                 breaker point.     academic          lamp
             diagnosis and        references to                              3.4 Replace        materials,
             rectification.       students.                                  capacitor.         websites and
       3.3   Apply procedures Solve as many                                  3.5 Replace high   manuals as
             for rectifying       problems as                                tension leads.     references to
             faults.              possible for                                                  students.
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3.4   Explain how to      the students                                                 Demonstrate
      check for           during tutorial                                              the procedure
      continuity of high classes.                                                      to perform
      tension leads.                                                                   these practical
3.5   Discuss                                                                          works.
      replacement and
      adjustment of
      spark plugs.
3.6   Discuss
      replacement and
      adjustment of
      contact breaker
      point.
3.7   Explain
      replacement of
      capacitor.
3.8   Explain
      replacement of
      high tension leads.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Workshop Safety Measures and Ethics

Course Code:             VAM 105

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Observe workshop safety measures

2.0   Understand basic fire fighting procedures

3.0   Know basic first aid




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                                                WORKSHOP SAFETY MEASURES AND ETHICS

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course: Workshop Safety Measures and Ethics Course Code: VAM 105         Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                    Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0 Observe workshop safety measures
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s        Resources          Specific  Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                          Learning  activities
                                                                      Outcomes

1-3    1.1   State the different   Assess the          -  Whiteboard        1.1 Apply           Engage the        Safety shoes, safety
             safety measures.      students’           - marker                 correct         students in       godless, hand
       1.2   State procedures      performances.       -  Duster                procedures      group work.       glove, Aprons,
             for the safe use,     Give relevant       -  Instructional         and             Assess the        Shields, Overall, fire
             maintenance and       printed and non         drawing              techniques      students’         extinguisher, sand
             storage of tools.     printed             - Text books             for lifting.    performances.     buckets, axle
       1.3   List procedures       academic            - Journals           1.2 Demonstrate     Give relevant     stands, Hoist
             and techniques for    materials,          - Lecture notes          correct use     printed and non
             lifting.              websites and                                 of different    printed
       1.4   Identify the          manuals as                                   protective      academic
             different hazards,    references to                                wears and       materials,
             their causes and      students.                                    equipment.      websites and
             remedies to           Solve as many                            1.3 Observe         manuals as
             include fire,         problems as                                  workshop        references to
             electricity and       possible for the                             safety rules    students.
             mechanical.           students during                              and             Demonstrate
       1.5   Identify the          tutorial classes.                            regulations.    the procedure
             different                                                      1.4 Apply           to perform
             protective wears                                                   correct         these practical
             and equipment                                                      support         works.
             and their uses.                                                    method on
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      1.6     Identify and                                                   vehicle
              interpret                                                      before
              workshop safety                                                working on
              rules and                                                      it.
              regulations
              including the
              provisions and
              requirements of
              the factory
              ordinance of 1973.
      1.7     State the
              importance of
              supporting a
              vehicle before
              working on it.
      1.8     Apply safety
              measures.
      General Objective 2.0: Understand basic fire fighting procedures
4-6   2.1 Identify the different  Assess the        - Whiteboard         2.1 Demonstrate       Engage the      Safety shoes, safety
          types of fire, their    students’         - marker                 the correct       students in     godless, hand
          causes and remedies. performances.        - Duster                 use of            group work.     glove, Aprons,
      2.2 Identify the different  Give relevant     - Instructional          different         Assess the      Shields, Overall, fire
          types of fire fighting  printed and non      drawing               types of fire     students’       extinguisher, sand
          tools, equipment,       printed           - Text books             fighting tools,   performances.   buckets, axle
          materials and their     academic          - Journals               equipment,        Give relevant   stands, Hoist
          different application.  materials,        - Lecture notes          and materials.    printed and
      2.3 Discuss                 websites and                                                 non printed
      demonstration               manuals as                                                   academic
           of basic fire fighting references to                                                materials,
           procedures.            students.                                                    websites and
      2.4 Explain how to          Solve as many                                                manuals as
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        perform fire drills.       problems as                                                    references to
                                   possible for the                                               students.
                                   students during                                                Demonstrate
                                   tutorial classes.                                              the procedure
                                                                                                  to perform
                                                                                                  these practical
                                                                                                  works.
        General Objective 3.0 : Know basic First Aid
7-9     3.1   State the            Assess the          -  Whiteboard        3.1 Apply basic     Engage the          First Aid boxes
              importance of first students’            - marker             first aid           students in
              aid.                 performances.       -  Duster            procedures.         group work.
        3.2   Outline the          Give relevant       -  Instructional                         Assess the
              procedures to be     printed and non         drawing                              students’
              followed in the      printed             - Text books                             performances.
              treatment of         academic            - Journals                               Give relevant
              minor burns, cuts, materials,            - Lecture notes                          printed and non
              and lacerations.     websites and                                                 printed
        3.3   Identify the         manuals as                                                   academic
              contents of a first references to                                                 materials,
              aid kit and their    students.                                                    websites and
              uses.                Solve as many                                                manuals as
        3.4   Explain basic first  problems as                                                  references to
              aid procedures.      possible for the                                             students.
                                   students during                                              Demonstrate
                                   tutorial classes.                                            the procedure
                                                                                                to perform
                                                                                                these practical
                                                                                                works.
        General Objectives 4.0 : Observe workshop ethics
10-12   4.1   Identify the         Assess the       - Whiteboard            4.1 Observe the     Engage the          Practical manuals,
              different            students’        - marker                different           students in         safety boards &
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      workshop ethics.      performances.       - Duster             workshop            group work.       posters
4.2   Discuss different     Give relevant       - Instructional      ethics.             Assess the
      workshop ethics.      printed and non        drawing                               students’
4.3   Explain               printed             - Text books                             performances.
      environmental         academic            - Journals                               Give relevant
      issues such as        materials,          - Lecture notes                          printed and non
      waste disposal, air   websites and                                                 printed
      pollution, noise,     manuals as                                                   academic
      exhaust gas           references to                                                materials,
      extractor etc.        students.                                                    websites and
4.4   Discuss               Solve as many                                                manuals as
      interpersonal         problems as                                                  references to
      relationship in the   possible for the                                             students.
      workplace.            students during                                              Demonstrate
4.5   Explain               tutorial classes.                                            the procedure
      professional                                                                       to perform
      ethics.                                                                            these practical
                                                                                         works.




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Programme:                 National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:              Engine Maintenance

Course Code:               VAM 106

Contact Hours:             T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0 Discuss engine overhauling.

2.0 Understand engine performance test

3.0 Understand the general maintenance of cylinder head

4.0: Set valve clearance




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                                                        ENGINE MAINTENANCE

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       COURSE : Engine Maintenance                  Course Code: VAM 106 Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                              Practical Contents
       General Objective 1.0: Discuss engine overhauling.
Week   Specific Learning         Teachers            Resources           Specific       Teachers            Resources
       Objectives                Activities                              Learning       Activities
                                                                         Objectives
1-3    1.1 Explain the           Assess the          - Whiteboard        1.1 Detect an Assess the           Live vehicles
           following             students’           - marker            engine that    students’           due for
           reasons for engine    performances.       - Duster            is due to be   performances.       overhauling
           overhaul such as:     Give relevant       - Instructional     overhauled.    Use manuals to      and not due
           Loss of engine        printed and non        drawing          1.2 identify   guide the           for hauling,
           power                 printed academic    - Text books        engine         students during     engine
           Excessive engine oil  materials,          - Journals          components the practical           compression
           consumptions          websites and        - Lecture notes                    session.            tester, tool
           Engine knock          manuals as                                                                 boxes
           Prolonged engine      references to
           use                   students.
       1.2 Discuss the           Solve as many
           Working principles    problems as
           of four stroke cycle  possible for the
       1.3 Describe the          students during
           following             tutorial classes.
           engine components
           and their functions:
           Crankshaft;
           camshaft;
           pistons; connecting
            rods; rods; oil
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      pump;
           cylinder head etc.
      1.4 Define the following
           terms:
          Engine knock
          Stroke
          Top dead centre
          (TDC)
          Bottom Dead Centre
          )BDC)
          Honinng etc
          Clearance and swept
          volume
          Compression ratio
      General Objective 2.0 Understand engine performance test
4-6   2.1 Discuss reasons and   Assess the        - Whiteboard                2.1 Carry out   Demonstrate      Live vehicles
      functions of engine           students’     - marker                    compression     various test     due for
      testing                   performances.     - Duster                    test.           listed in 2.2.   overhauling
      2.2 Explain the following Give relevant     - Instructional                                              and not due
      types of engine testing: printed and non       drawing                                                   for hauling,
      - Compression test        printed academic  - Text books                                                 engine
      - Cylinder leak test      materials,        - Journals                                                   compression
      - Radiator pressure test  websites and      - Lecture notes                                              tester, tool
      2.3 Describe the          manuals as                                                                     boxes
      procedures for engine     references to
      overhauling such as:      students.
      - Tool selection;         Solve as many
      - Manufacturer’s data,    problems as
      - Dismantling and         possible for the
      assembling                students during
      -Taking measurements      tutorial classes.
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      of components e.g
      crankshaft, pistons,
      journals, examination of
      components for wear
      and tears & Parts
      replacements
      General Objective 3.0 Understand the general maintenance of cylinder head
7-9   3.1 Identify the          Assess the         - Whiteboard          1.1 Identify        Engage the
          constructional        students’          - marker              the                 students in group
          features and          performances.      - Duster              component           work.
          functions of a        Give relevant      - Instructional       parts of a          Assess the
          cylinder head.        printed and non       drawing            cylinder head       students’
      3.2 Identify the          printed academic   - Text books          and their           performances.
          component parts of materials,            - Journals            functions.          Give relevant
          a cylinder head and   websites and       - Lecture notes       1.2 Use             printed and non
          their functions.      manuals as                               appropriate         printed academic
      3.3 Explain the reasons   references to                            tools,              materials, websites
          and process of        students.                                equipment           and manuals as
          decarbonising a       Solve as many                            and materials       references to
          cylinder head.        problems as                              to de-              students.
      3.4 Identify the tools,   possible for the                         carbonise in        Demonstrate the
          equipment and         students during                          cylinder            procedure to
          materials used in de- tutorial classes.                        head.               perform these
          carbonising and                                                1.3                 practical works.
          their uses.                                                    Demonstrate
      3.5 Demonstrate the                                                the
          tightening sequence                                            tightening
          of cylinder head                                               sequence of
          bolts.                                                         cylinder head
      3.6 State the causes and                                           bolts.
          effects of worn                                                1.4 Change
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            cylinder head                                                       cylinder head
            gaskets and valve oil                                               gasket.
            seals.                                                              1.5 Replace
        3.7 Apply procedures                                                    valve oil seal.
            for decarbonising
            cylinder head.
        3.8 Change cylinder
            head gasket.
        3.9 Replace valve oil
            seal.
        General Objective4.0: Set valve clearance
10-12   4.1 State the importance    Assess the          -  Whiteboard           2.1 Demonstr      Engage the
            of having correct valve students’           - marker                    ate use of    students in group
            clearance.              performances.       -  Duster                   tools and     work.
        4.2 Outline the sequence    Give relevant       -  Instructional            equipmen      Assess the
            of valve timing.        printed and             drawing                 t t for       students’
        4.3 Define key terms        non printed         - Text books                correct       performances.
            relating to valve       academic            - Journals                  valve         Give relevant
            clearance.              materials,          - Lecture notes             clearance.    printed and non
        4.4 Explain how to re-      websites and                                2.2 Re-           printed academic
            surface valve seats.    manuals as                                      surface       materials, websites
        4.5 Discuss procedures for references to                                    valve         and manuals as
            setting valve           students.                                       seats.        references to
            clearance.              Solve as many                                                 students.
                                    problems as                                                   Demonstrate the
                                    possible for the                                              procedure to
                                    students during                                               perform these
                                    tutorial classes.                                             practical works.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Automotive Electricity and Electronics

Course Code:             VAM 107

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand fundamentals of automotive electronics

2.0   Know sensors and actuator

3.0   Know typical digital engine control

4.0   Understand typical electronic vehicle motion control systems

5.0   Know modern automotive instrumentations

6.0   Know trends in automotive electronics




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                                                 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
Course: Automotive Electricity/Electronics        Course code: VAM 107            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
WEEKS COURSE SPECIFICATION: THEORETICAL CONTENTS                   PRACTICAL CONTENTS
         General objective: 1.0 Understand fundamentals of         General objective:
         Automotive electronics
WEEK Specific Learning         Teachers           Learning         Specific            Teachers          Learning
         Outcome               Activities         Resources        Learning            Activities        Resources
                                                                   Outcome
1        1.1 Define d.c.       Describe and       White board,     1.1 Produce         Explain and       White board,
         current.              explain            markers,             simple          build simple      markers, boards
         1.2 Describe basic operations of         recommended          functional      electronic
         d.c circuits          diodes, rectifier  text books, etc.     electronic      devices, such as
         1.3 Explain Ohm's circuits,                                    circuits.      timers and pulse
         law.                  transistors,                                            triggers (loud
         1.4 Define            amplifiers,                                             speaker) using
         resistively and       operational                                             operational
         conductivity of a     amplifiers                                              amplifiers,
         conductor.            indicating their                                        capacitors and
         1.5 State the         uses in digital                                         resistors
         relationship          circuits.
         between resistance Explain binary
         of a conductor, its   number system
         resistively, length   and its use in
         and area.             digital
         1.6 Differentiate     electronics.
         between series and Discuss logic
         parallel circuits.    circuits and their
         1.7 Explain           use in digital
         Kirchoff's            computers.
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        laws.
       1.8 Define and       Define ICs and
       explain operations   summarize their
       of                   manufacturing
       semi conductor       process.
       devices.


       General objectives 2.0: Know sensors and actuators
WEEK   Specific Learning    Teachers           Learning             Specific Learning    Teachers         Learning
       Outcome              Activities         Resources            Outcome              Activities       Resources
2-4    2.1 Define a         Discuss the        White board,         2.1 Perform          Describe and     White board,
       sensor and           automotive         markers,             experiments with     use sensors      markers,
       actuator.            control            recommended          each of the          and actuators    recommended
       2.2 State the main   applications of    text books, etc.     following sensors    for automotive   text books, etc,
       differences          sensors and                             :                    applications.    models/
       between them.        actuators.                              i. Temperature                        samples.
       2.3 Explain the      Explain                                 sensors
       Principle of         electronic                              ii. Flow sensor
       operation of         ignition                                iii. Air flow
       sensors and          MAPPING.                                iv. Speed sensor
       actuators.           Explain the use in                      v. Crankshaft
       2.4 State the        electronic fuel                         position sensor
       criteria for         injection,                              vi. Camshaft
       selection of sensors electronic                              position sensor
       and actuators        carburetor and                          2.2 Carry out
       for automotive       throttle body                           practical with the
       applications.        fuel injection                          following
                            (TBFI)                                  actuators for
                            Discuss ignition                        automotive use.:
                            and exhaust gas                         i. Fuel injector
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                             recirculator                            pump
                             (EGR) actuators.                        ii. Fuel injector
                                                                     nozzles
                                                                     iii. Engine starting
                                                                     relay.
       General objectives 3.0: Know Typical Digital Engine
       Control System
WEEK   Specific Learning    Teachers           Learning              Specific               Teachers       Learning
       Outcome              Activities         Resources             Learning               Activities     Resources
                                                                     Outcome
5-6    3.1 Explain control Discuss control     White board,          Identify          Locate all parts    White board,
       system input and      system signals    markers,              component         and components      markers,
        output signals.      and               recommended               parts of an   of the electronic   recommended
       3.2 State control     specifications.   text books, etc.          engine        control system      text books, live
       system                Discuss al sub-                             electronic    of an engine.       engine etc.
       specifications.       systems of the                             control        Remove and
       3.3 Explain fuel      electronic engine                          system.        replace such
        EGR, electronic      control.                                                  components.
       spark and
       integrated
       engine control
        systems.
       General objectives 4.0: Understand typical electronic vehicle motion control systems
WEEK   Specific Learning     Teachers          Learning             Specific           Teachers            Learning
       Outcome               Activities        Resources            Learning           Activities          Resources
                                                                    Outcome
7-9    4.1 Describe          Explain and       White board,         4.1 Identify       Locate, remove      White board,
       typical automotive identify vehicle     markers,             motion control and replace             markers,
       motion                motion control    recommended          mechanisms         control devices.    recommended
       control systems.      systems for       text books,          on vehicles                            text books, live
                             cruise, brake     models etc.                                                 vehicle and
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                            skid, tyre-slip,                                                              manuals.
                            idle-speed,
                            engine governor
                            and transmission
                            control.
       General objectives 5.0: Know modern automotive
       instrumentations
WEEK   Specific Learning    Teachers         Learning              Specific           Teachers            Learning
       Outcome              Activities       Resources             Learning           Activities          Resources
                                                                   Outcome
10     5.1 Explain modern Describe current White board,            Explain vehicle    Describe,           White board,
       vehicle               automotive         markers,           instrumentation.   identify, locate,   markers,
       instrumentation       electronic         recommended                           remove and          recommended
       Signal processing, instrumentation text books, life                            replace (where      text books,
       sampling        and practice.            vehicle etc.                          possible)           manuals and life
       sample period.                                                                 modern vehicle      vehicles.
       5.2        Describe                                                            instrumentation.
       instrumentation
        for fuel quantity,
       coolant
       temperature      oil,
       pressure        and
       vehicle      speed
       measurements.
       5.3         Discuss
       instrumentation for
       electronic display
       devices for trip
       information     and
       engine diagnosis.
       General objectives 6.0: Know trends in automotive
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        electronics
WEEK    Specific Learning    Teachers            Learning             Specific            Teachers          Learning
        Outcome              Activities          Resources            Learning            Activities        Resources
                                                                      Outcome
11-12   6.1 Explain trends   Discuss trends in   White board,         Carry out           Explain and       White board,
        in automotive        motor vehicle       markers,             maintenance         identify latest   markers,
        electronics.         electronics         recommended          activities on the   automotive        recommended
        6.2 Discuss          illustrating with   text books, live     vehicle             electronic        text books, live
        multiplexing         distributor –less   vehicles etc.        electronics:        components on     vehicle, manuals.
        system.              ignition system,                         i. distributor –    a life modern
                             vehicle occupant                         less ignition       vehicle.
                             protection,                              system
                             collision                                vehicle occupant
                             avoidance radar                          protection,
                             warning, low tyre                        ii. collision
                             pressure warning                         avoidance radar
                             system, CRT                              warning,
                             display,                                 iii. low tyre
                             electronic                               pressure
                             automatic                                warning system,
                             transmission,                            iv. CRT display,
                             speed synthesis                          v. electronic
                             and multiplexing.                        automatic
                                                                      transmission, vi.
                                                                      speed synthesis
                                                                      and
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Auto-Electrical System Maintenance

Course Code:            VAM 108

Contact Hours:           T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk

General Objectives

1.0   Know the requirements, designs and operations of automotive starter batteries

2.0   Know the requirements, construction, types and operational principles of modern automotive charging system.

3.0   Understand the general operational principles of the starting system.

4.0   Understand the lighting system principle of the motor vehicle.




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                                          AUTO-ELECTRICAL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
COURSE: Auto-Electric al System Maintenance            Course Code: VAM 108            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
Week General Objective 1.0: Know the Requirements, Designs and Operations of Automotive Starters Batteries
        Specific Learning        Teachers       Learning          Specific Learning        Teachers           Learning
        Outcome                  Activities     Resources         Outcome                  Activities         Resources
        1.1 State the function   Explain in     Recommended       1.1 Carry out battery    Demonstrate        Batteries,
1–2      and purpose of a        details the    textbooks,            charging process. activities 1.1 t0     battery
         battery.                features,      lecture notes,    1.2 Carry out battery    1.3 for the        charging,
        1.2 Explain the          functions,     white board,          capacity and         students to learn equipment,
        construction of a        chemistry of   marker, duster,       functionality test. and allow them      manuals, etc.
        lead-acid cell.          charging/      charts etc.       1.3 Demonstrate          to practice till
        1.3 Discuss the          discharging,                        modern                they become
        chemistry of charging principle .of                       procedures               competent.
        and discharging          operations of                        for connecting       Grade students’
        processes.               a battery.                       and                      reports, practical
        1.4 Explain the process  Illustrate the                       disconnecting        works, sketches
        of                       procedures for                       batteries to and     and drawing.
        electrolyte preparation. connecting                           from modern
        1.5 Discuss battery      and                                  vehicles to avoid
        charging process.        disconnecting                        loss of stored
        1.6 State and explain    batteries to                         system codes and
        factors which affect     and from                             information.
        battery life.            modern
        1.7 Discuss general      vehicles to
        safety precautions when avoid loss of
        handling automotive      stored
        batteries.               systems codes
        1.8 Explain modern       and
        procedures for           information.
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       connecting batteries        Ask the
       and disconnecting           students to
       batteries to and from       illustrate the
       modern vehicles to          procedures
       avoid loss of stored        indicated
       system codes and            above.
       information.                Mark students
                                   graded
                                   assignments.
       General Objective 2.0: Know the Requirements, Construction, Types and Operational .principles of Modern Automotive
       Charging System.
       Specific Learning       Teachers           Learning           Specific Learning      Teachers         Learning
       Outcome                 Activities         Resources          Outcome                Activities       Resources
3– 5   2.1 State the purpose Explain in details Recommended          2.1 Identify a typical Demonstrate      Complete tool
       of the charging         the features,      textbooks, lecture charging system of a activities 2.1 to  box,
       system and list         circuits,          notes, chalkboard, modern vehicle, its    2.3 for the      Manuals
       components that         components,        chalk, duster,     components and         students to
       make up the system. types, functions       charts, etc.       Functions              learn and ask
       2.2 Outline common      and principles of                      2.2 Carry out         them to carry
       types used in           operations of                         functionality test     out all the
       vehicles.               charging system                       of the system.         activities.
       2.3 Discuss principles and its                                2.3 Dismantle,         Grade students’
       of generator            accessories.                          service and            reports,
       operation.              Illustrate the                        reassemble a           practical works,
       2.4 Differentiate       methods of                            modern alternator      sketches and
       between generators      carrying out                          and test for           drawings.
       and alternators.        functionality test                    functionality.
       2.5 Highlight the       of charging
       limitations of the      system.
       dynamo.                 Assess students
       2.6 Explain the         graded
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      methods of carrying      assignments.
      out functionality test
      of the system.
      2.7 Explain a typical
      charging system
      circuit diagram.

      General Objective 3.0: Understand the General Operational principles of the Starting System.
      Specific Learning       Teachers          Learning            Specific Learning       Teachers            Learning
      Outcome                 Activities        Resources           Outcome                 Activities          Resources
6-8   3.1 State the function Explain in details Recommended         3.1 Identify the        Demonstrate         Complete tool
      of the starting system the features,      textbooks, lecture starting system, its     activities 3.1 to   box. Starting
      and list the            functions,        notes, chalkboard, components and           3.2 for the         system
      components that         principle of      duster, charts etc. functions.              students to learn   equipment
      make up the system. operations and                            3.2 Dismantle,          and allow them      Manuals
      3.2 Discuss the D.C     frequency of use                      service,                to practice till
      motor principles of     of starting                           reassemble and          they become
       operation.             system.                               test a typical starter competent.
      3.3 Explain power,      Illustrate                            motor for
      torque and current      common faults                         functionality.
      requirements for        associated with
      starting.               the starting
      3.4 Mention types of system and
      starter motors in       possible
       use.                   remedies.
      3.5 State common        Assess students
      faults associated       graded
      with the starting.      assignments.
      3.6 Discuss the
      duration and
      frequency of use the
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        starting circuit.
        General Objective 4.0: Understand the Lighting System Principle of the Motor Vehicle.
WEEK    Specific Learning       Teachers           Learning            Specific Learning      Teachers             Learning
        Outcome                 Activities         Resources           Outcome                Activities           Resources
9– 12   4.1 Explain the need    Explain in details Recommended         4.1 Identify a typical Demonstrate          Complete tool
        for                     the features,      textbooks, lecture lighting system         activities 4.1 and   box,
        the lighting system     need, legal        notes, chalkboard, circuits, its           4.2 for the          adjustment
        in vehicles.            requirements,      chalk, duster,      components and         students to learn    beam,
        4.2 Discuss the legal   types and          charts etc.         functions.             and allow then to    multimeters,
        requirements for an     principles of                          4.2 Demonstrate        practice till they   test lamps,
         ideal lamp and their operation of                             fault tracing on       become               practical
        effects.                lighting system.                       lamp circuits.         competent.           Manuals
        4.3 Give reasons for    Illustrate the                                                Grade students’
        the following:-         need for                                                      reports, practical
        - Wiring of lamps in    overload                                                      works, sketches
        parallel.               protection, fuses                                             and drawings.
        Anti-dazzle controls.   and headlamp
        - Use of dipped and     relays.
        main beams.             Assess the
        4.4 Discuss the need students graded
         for:                   assignments.
        a. Overload
        protection.
        b. Fuses, their uses
        and Sizes.
        c. Headlamp relays.
        4.5 Explain the
        principle of direction
        indicating devices
         e.g. the flasher unit.

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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course:                  Battery Maintenance

Course Code:             VAM 109

Contact Hours:           T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand the procedure to test battery

2.0   Understand maintenance of battery Electrolyte

3.0   Understand charging battery

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                                                         BATTERY MAINTENANCE

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course: Battery Maintenance                  Course Code: VAM 109                  Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                          Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0 Understand the procedure to test battery
WEEK   Specific Learning            Teacher’s       Resources               Specific            Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                     activities                              Learning            activities
                                                                            Outcomes
1-3    1.1     Explain the          Assess the      - Whiteboard            1.1 Demonstrate Engage the            Hydrometers,
               functions of a       students’       - marker                the external and students in          battery
               battery of an        performances. - Duster                  internal            group work.       chargers,
               automotive.          Give relevant   - Instructional         components of a Assess the            Battery service
       1.2     Distinguish          printed and        drawing              lead – acid         students’         kits, Emery
               between dry cell     non printed     - Text books            battery.            performances.     cloths, brushes,
               and wet cell         academic        - Journals              1.2 Testing the     Give relevant     Digital
               batteries in         materials,      - Lecture notes         following           printed and non multimeters,
               relation to their    websites and                            parameters of a printed               Test lamps
               characteristics,     manuals as                              battery:            academic
               operating            references to                               - Nominal materials,
               principles and       students.                                       voltage     websites and
               applications.        Solve as many                               - Amperag manuals as
       1.3     Describe the         problems as                                     e per       references to
               operating            possible for                                    hour        students.
               principles of a lead the students                                - Voltage       Demonstrate
               – acid battery.      during tutorial                                 loss        the procedure
       1.4     Identify the         classes.                                1.3 Carry out       to perform
               constructional                                               tests to resolve    these practical
               features and                                                 cold start          works.

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            components of a                                             problem in a
            lead – acid battery                                         battery.
            and their uses.
      1.5   Define the
            following:
           • Battery rating
           • Battery
                capacity
           • Voltage
           • Amperage
      1.6   Outline the
            procedure for
            testing the
            following:
             • Nominal
                 voltage
             • Amperage per
                 hour
             • Voltage loss
             • Cold start
      1.7   Identify the safety
            precautions to
            observing when
            conducting
            battery tests.
      1.8   State how the
            battery problems
            identified above
            can be resolved.
      General Objective 2.0 : Understand maintenance of battery Electrolyte
4-6   2.1 Define specific        Assess the     - Whiteboard            2.1 Test the         Engage the   Hydrometers,
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           gravity and the        students’       - marker                   specific        students in       battery
           composition of         performances. - Duster                     gravity of      group work.       chargers,
            electrolyte.          Give relevant   - Instructional            electrolyte.    Assess the        Battery service
      2.2    State the            printed and        drawing             2.2 Check           students’         kits, Emery
             procedure for the non printed        - Text books               electrolyte     performances.     cloths, brushes,
             preparation of       academic        - Journals                 level in        Give relevant     Digital
             electrolyte.         materials,      - Lecture notes            battery.        printed and non   multimeters,
      2.3    Identify the tools   websites and                           2.3 Remedy          printed           Test lamps
             and materials        manuals as                                 identified      academic
             used for the         references to                              faults.         materials,
             preparation and      students.                                                  websites and
             testing of           Solve as many                                              manuals as
             electrolyte.         problems as                                                references to
      2.4    Identify the safety possible for                                                students.
             hazard relating to the students                                                 Demonstrate
             the preparation      during tutorial                                            the procedure
             and testing of       classes.                                                   to perform
             electrolyte.                                                                    these practical
      2.5    Discuss testing of                                                              works.
             the specific gravity
             of electrolyte.
      2.6    Explain how to
             check electrolyte
             level in battery.
      2.7    Remedy identified
             faults.
      General Objective 3.0 : Understand charging battery
7-9   3.1    Outline the          Assess the      - Whiteboard           3.1 Carry out       Engage the        Hydrometers,
             principles and       students’       - marker                   safety          students in       battery
             purpose of           performances. - Duster                     measures on     group work.       chargers,
             charging battery.    Give relevant   - Instructional            the use of a    Assess the        Battery service
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        3.2   Outline the          printed and          drawing                 charger and     students’         kits, Emery
              procedure of         non printed       - Text books               the charging    performances.     cloths, brushes,
              charging a battery. academic           - Journals                 process.        Give relevant     Digital
        3.3   Distinguish the      materials,        - Lecture notes        3.2 Demonstrate     printed and non   multimeters,
              different types      websites and                             correct and safe    printed           Test lamps
              charges, their       manuals as                               procedures of       academic
              working principles references to                              charging a          materials,
              and applications.    students.                                battery.            websites and
        3.4   Differentiate        Solve as many                                                manuals as
              different charging problems as                                                    references to
              processes.           possible for                                                 students.
        3.5   Observe safety       the students                                                 Demonstrate
              measures on the      during tutorial                                              the procedure
              use of a charger     classes.                                                     to perform
              and the charging                                                                  these practical
              process.                                                                          works.
        3.6   Explain correct
              and safe
              procedures of
              charging a battery.
        General Objective 4.0 : know the Installation of battery
10-12   4.1   Differentiate        Assess the        - Whiteboard           4.1 Identify        Engage the        Hydrometers,
              positive and         students’         - marker                   positive and    students in       battery
              negative             performances. - Duster                       negative        group work.       chargers,
              terminary.           Give relevant     - Instructional            terminary.      Assess the        Battery service
        4.2   Outline the          printed and          drawing             4.2 Remove and      students’         kits, Emery
              procedure of         non printed       - Text books               install a       performances.     cloths, brushes,
              removing and         academic          - Journals                 battery.        Give relevant     Digital
              installing a         materials,        - Lecture notes        4.3 Clean           printed and non   multimeters,
              battery.             websites and                                 battery         printed           Test lamps
        4.3   Identify and         manuals as                                   terminals       academic
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      demonstrate           references to                                and the         materials,
      correct and safe      students.                                    different       websites and
      use of tools and      Solve as many                                materials       manuals as
      equipment.            problems as                                  used and        references to
4.4   Explain the           possible for                                 their           students.
      procedure of          the students                                 applications.   Demonstrate
      cleaning battery      during tutorial                          4.4 Carry out       the procedure
      terminals and the     classes.                                     practical       to perform
      different materials                                                tests on        these practical
      used and their                                                     partial         works.
      applications.                                                      contacts
4.5   Observe safety                                                     sparks,
      precautions                                                        connection
      relating to partial                                                of wrong
      contacts sparks,                                                   terminals
      connection of                                                      and
      wrong terminals                                                    electrolyte.
      and electrolyte.                                               4.5 Connect
4.6   Connect battery                                                    battery
      terminals.                                                         terminals.
4.7   Install and secure                                             Install and
      battery.                                                       secure battery.




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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course:                 Basic Engineering Materials

Course Code:            VAM 201

Contact Hour:           T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0: Understand the Structural Arrangement of atoms and their influence on the properties of materials.

2.0: Understand the structural arrangements of atoms of non-metals.

3.0: Understand the process of obtaining metals from ores.

4.0: Understand the common types of non-ferrous metals and their alloys.




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                                                     BASIC ENGINEERING MATERIALS

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
COURSE: Basic Engineering Materials                          Course Code: VAM 201                  Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 0 hrs/wk
Theoretical Content                                                               Practical Content
        General Objective 1.0: Understand the Structural Arrangement of atoms and their influence on the properties of materials.
Week Specific Learning              Teachers Activities     Resources             Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources
        Outcome
        1.1 Distinguish between Explain in details the Recommended
        the various types of        features and            textbooks, Lecture
        atomic bonding in           structural              notes, Chalkboard,
1-3
        materials such              arrangement of          Chalk, Models,
        as covalent, ionic,         atoms and their         Charts, etc
        metallic, etc.              influence on the
        1.2 Explain the structural properties of
        arrangement of              materials.
        materials
        in 1.1 above.
        General Objective 2.0: Understand the structural arrangements of
Week
        atoms of non-metals.
        Specific Learning            Teachers Activities     Resources            Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources
        Outcome
        2.1 Describe non-            Explain in details the Recommended text
        crystalline                  features and            book, Lecture notes,
        atomic structure.            structural              Chalkboard, Chalk,
4-6     2.2 Explain the structure    arrangements of         Duster, Charts, etc.
        of: clay, glass & plastics.  atoms of non-metals.
        2.3 List the properties and Assess the students’
        applications of the non-     graded assignments.
        metals in 5.2 above.

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        General Objective 3.0: Understand the process of obtaining metals
        from ores.
Week    Specific Learning          Teachers Activities    Resources            Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources
        Outcome
        3.1 Classify various ores. Explain in details the Recommended text
        3.2 Explain the crushing   processes of           book, Lecture notes,
7-9
            and grinding of ores.  obtaining metals       Chalkboard, Chalk,
                                   from ores.             Duster, Charts, etc
Week    General Objective 4.0: Understand the common types of non-ferrous metals and their alloys.
        Specific Learning          Teachers Activities     Resources           Specific Learning        Teachers Activities
        Outcome                                                                Outcome
        4.1 Explain the basic      Explain in details the  Recommended
        properties and uses of     basic properties of     text book, Lecture
10-12
        common non-ferrous         non-ferrous metals      notes, Chalkboard,
        metals like tin, nickel,   and their alloys.       Chalk, Duster,
        titanium magnesium,                                Charts, etc
         zinc, copper, aluminum
        and
        their alloys.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course:                  Introduction to Engineering Measurement

Course Code:             VAM 202

Contact Hours:           T: 1hr/wk – P: 2hrs/wk


General Objectives

1.0   Know the fundamentals of measurement.

2.0   Understand the types and sources of errors.

3.0   Know strain gauges, load cells and piezoelectric devices and their uses.

4.0   Understand temperature measurement

5.0   Know displacement measurement

6.0   Understand Pressure Transducer

7.0   Know Flow Measurement

8.0   Understand Electrical Measurement

9.0   Understand mechanical measuring instruments



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       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
                                                                                                      Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
       Course: Introduction to Engineering Measurement            Course Code: VAM 202
                                                                                                      hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                     Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Know the fundamentals of measurement.
WEEK   Specific Learning          Teacher’s         Resources          Specific                Teacher’s            Resources
       Outcomes                   activities                           Learning                activities
                                                                       Outcomes

1      1.1 Describe workshop      Explain in details Recommended                                                    Metrology
       standards of length.       the concepts and textbooks, charts,                                               laboratory, Practical
       1.2 List the sub-divisions fundamentals of Chalkboard, chalk,                                                manuals, Practical
       of                         measurement.        etc.                                                          reports, relevant
       standard of length.                                                                                          textbooks
       1.3 Discuss the sub-
       divisions in 1.2.
       General Objective 2.0: Understand the types and sources of errors.
       2.1 Describe the types of  Explain in details Chalk,                 Demonstrate        Engage the           Metrology
       errors commonly found in the types,            Chalkboard,           the activity in    students in          laboratory, Practical
       engineering                sources and         Recommended           2.1 and ask the    group work.          manuals, Practical
       measurement.               means of            textbooks, Posters    students to        Assess the           reports
       2.2 Explain sources of     overcoming          showing sources       identify the       students’
       errors                     errors.             of errors, etc.       sources of error   performances.
2
       in measurement such as:                                              and suggest        Give relevant
       equipment errors;                                                    ways of            printed and non
       operational interference;                                            overcoming         printed
       and installation.                                                    them.              academic
       2.3 Explain means of                                                 Assess students’   materials,
       over-                                                                reports.           websites and
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      coming errors mentioned                                                                manuals as
      in 2.1 above.                                                                          references to
                                                                                             students.
                                                                                             Demonstrate
                                                                                             the procedure
                                                                                             to perform
                                                                                             these practical
                                                                                             works.
      General Objective 3.0: Know strain gauges, load cells and Piezoelectric devices and their uses.
      3.1 Describe various forms Explain in details Recommended          3.1 Use the         Engage the        Metrology
      of strain gauges for        the principle of   textbooks,          strain gauges for students in         laboratory, Practical
      measuring strains in        operation and      charts, lecture     measuring           group work.       manuals, Practical
      radial, axial and biaxial   application of     notes,              strains in          Assess the        reports
      directions                  strain gauges.     Chalkboard,         radial, axial and students’
      3.2 Describe load cells and Assess the         chalk, etc,         biaxial             performances.
      piezoelectric devices in    students.                              directions          Give relevant
      measurement.                                                       3.2 Use load        printed and non
      3.3 Discuss the effect of                                          cells and           printed
      heat and other                                                     piezoelectric       academic
3-4
      environmental factors in                                           devices in          materials,
      the use of strain gauges.                                          measurement.        websites and
                                                                         .                   manuals as
                                                                                             references to
                                                                                             students.
                                                                                             Demonstrate
                                                                                             the procedure
                                                                                             to perform
                                                                                             these practical
                                                                                             works.
      General Objective 4.0: Understand temperature measurement
5-6   4.1 Explain the             Give assignment    Chalk,              4.1 Perform           Engage the      Metrology
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      classification of            and continuous      Chalkboard,              temperature    students in       laboratory, Practical
      temperature measuring        assessment to       Recommended              measurement    group work.       manuals, Practical
      instruments as follows:      students.           textbooks,               using the      Assess the        reports, relevant
      i. Expansion                 With the aid of     Posters showing          following      students’         textbooks
      Thermometer                  charts, power       sources of errors,       instruments:   performances.
      ii. Change of state          point, slides etc , etc.                 i. Mercury in      Give relevant
      iii. Thermometer             illustrate the                                glass         printed and
      iv. Electrical transduction  fundamental                                   thermometer   non printed
      thermometer.                 principles in the                        ii. Bimetallic     academic
      4.2 Discuss the examples     modules.                                                    materials,
      of each class mentioned      Engage the                               thermometer        websites and
      above.                       students in                              iii. Thermocouples manuals as
      4.3 Explain the operational syndicate group                           iv. Resistance     references to
      principle of the following   discussion and                           thermometers       students.
      temperature measuring        projects.                                                   Demonstrate
      instruments:                                                                             the procedure
      i. Bimetallic                                                                            to perform
            thermometer                                                                        these practical
       ii. Thermocouples                                                                       works.
       iii. Resistance
            thermometers
      General Objective 5.0: Know displacement measurement
7-8   5.1 Explain the principle   Assess the           Chalk,               5.1 Take           Engage the        Metrology
      of operation of             students’            Chalkboard,          displacement       students in       laboratory, Practical
      potentiometer               performances.        Recommended          measurements       group work.       manuals, Practical
      5.2 Describe the following Give relevant         textbooks,           using each of      Assess the        reports, relevant
      different types of          printed and non      Posters showing      the                students’         textbooks
      potentiometer namely:       printed academic sources of errors,       potentiometers     performances.
             i. Servo             materials,           etc.                 listed below:      Give relevant
             ii. Rectilinear      websites and                              i. Servo           printed and non
             iii. Rotary          manuals as                                ii. Rectilinear    printed
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    5.3 Discuss the             references to                            iii. Rotary         academic
    application of              students.                                                    materials,
    potentiometers              Solve as many                                                websites and
    5.4 Explain the merit and   problems as                                                  manuals as
    demerits of                 possible for the                                             references to
    potentiometer.              students during                                              students.
                                tutorial classes.                                            Demonstrate
                                                                                             the procedure
                                                                                             to perform
                                                                                             these practical
                                                                                             works.
    General Objective 6.0: Understand Pressure Transducer
9   6.1 Explain the            Give assignment     Chalk,                6.1 Carry out       Engage the        Metrology
    operational principle of   and continuous      Chalkboard,           pressure            students in       laboratory, Practical
    the following pressure     assessment to       Recommended           measurements        group work.       manuals, Practical
    measuring instruments:     students.           textbooks,            using the           Assess the        reports, relevant
        i. Manometers          With the aid of     Posters showing       following           students’         textbooks
        ii. Bourdon Tubes      charts, power       sources of errors,    instruments:        performances.
        iii. Bellows           point, slides etc , etc.                  i. Manometers       Give relevant
        iv. Diaphragms         illustrate the                            ii. Bourdon         printed and non
    6.2 Discuss the            fundamental                               Tubes               printed
    advantages and             principles in the                         iii. Bellows        academic
    disadvantages of each      modules.                                  iv. diapgrams       materials,
    instruments listed in .1   Engage the                                                    websites and
    above.                     students in                                                   manuals as
                               syndicate group                                               references to
                               discussion and                                                students.
                               projects.                                                     Demonstrate
                                                                                             the procedure
                                                                                             to perform
                                                                                             these practical
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                                                                                                 works.
       General Objective 7.0: Know Flow Measurement
       7.1 Discuss the physical   Assess the        Chalk,                  6.1 Carry out        Engage the          Metrology
9-10   properties used for        students’         Chalkboard,             flow                 students in         laboratory, Practical
       measuring the flow of      performances.     Recommended             measurements         group work.         manuals, Practical
       fluids.                    Give relevant     textbooks,              using the            Assess the          reports, relevant
       7.2 Explain the working    printed and non   Posters showing         following            students’           textbooks
       principle of the following printed academic sources of errors,       instruments:         performances.
       flow rate measurement      materials,        etc.                    i. Orifice           Give relevant
       devices namely:            websites and                              ii. Ventri           printed and non
            i. Orifice            manuals as                                iii. Dial tube       printed
            ii. Venturi           references to                             iv. Nozzle           academic
            iii. Dall tube        students.                                                      materials,
            iv. Nozzle            Solve as many                                                  websites and
       7.3 Mention the            problems as                                                    manuals as
       applications of each type possible for the                                                references to
       of flowmeters.             students during                                                students.
                                  tutorial classes.                                              Demonstrate
                                                                                                 the procedure
                                                                                                 to perform
                                                                                                 these practical
                                                                                                 works.
       General Objective 8.0: Understand Electrical Measurement
11     8.1 State the uses of the   Give assignment     Chalk,               8.1 Measure          Engage the            Metrology
       following types of          and continuous      Chalkboard,          Electrical signals   students in group     laboratory,
       measuring Instruments       assessment to       Recommended          using :              work.                 Practical manuals,
       used in Electrical signals: students.           textbooks,           i. Digital           Assess the            Practical reports,
       i. Digital Analyzers        With the aid of     Posters showing      Analyzers            students’             relevant textbooks
       ii. Spectrum Analyzers      charts, power       sources of errors,   ii. Spectrum         performances.
       iii. Voltmeter              point, slides etc , etc.                 Analyzers            Give relevant
       iv. Ammeter                 illustrate the                           iii. Voltmeter       printed and non
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     v. Oscilloscope (C.R.O.)   fundamental                          iv. Ammeter         printed academic
     vi. Wheatstone bridge      principles in the                    v. Oscilloscope     materials,
     vii. Power meter           modules.                             (C.R.O.)            websites and
     viii. Digital Voltmeter    Engage the                           vi. Wheatstone      manuals as
     ix. Frequency Counters     students in                          bridge              references to
     x. Capacitance meter       syndicate group                      vii. Power meter students.
     xi. Inductance bridge      discussion and                       viii. Digital       Demonstrate the
     xii. Impedance meter       projects.                            Voltmeter           procedure to
     8.2 State when each of                                          ix. Frequency       perform these
     the                                                             Counters            practical works.
     above is used.                                                  x. Capacitance
                                                                     meter
                                                                     xi. Inductance
                                                                     bridge
                                                                     xii. Impedance
                                                                     meter
                                                                     8.2 State when
                                                                     each of the
                                                                     above is used.
     General Objective 9.0 Understand mechanical measuring instruments
12   9.1 Explain the uses of the Give assignment     Chalk,        9.1 Apply the            Engage the        Metrology
     following measuring         and continuous      Chalkboard,   following                students in       laboratory,
     instruments:                assessment to       Recommended instruments to take group work.              Practical manuals,
     i. Vernier caliper          students.           textbooks,    measurements:            Assess the        Practical reports,
     ii. Inside caliper          With the aid of     Posters       i. Vernier caliper       students’         relevant textbooks
     iii. Outside caliper        charts, power       showing       ii. Inside caliper       performances.
     iv. Divider caliper         point, slides etc , sources of    iii. Outside caliper     Give relevant
      v. Oddleg caliper          illustrate the      errors, etc.  iv. Divider caliper      printed and non
      vi. Dial caliper           fundamental                        xiv. Oddleg caliper     printed
      vii. Digital caliper       principles in the                  xv. Dial caliper        academic
      viii. Micrometer caliper   modules.                           xvi. Digital caliper    materials,
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ix. Dial indicator    Engage the                             xvii. Micrometer        websites and
x. Feeler guage       students in                            caliper                 manuals as
xi. Bore gauge        syndicate group                        xviii. Dial indicator   references to
xii. Micrometer       discussion and                         xix. Feeler guage       students.
xiii. Surface guage   projects.                              xx. Bore gauge          Demonstrate
                                                             xxi. Micrometer         the procedure
                                                             xxii. Surface           to perform
                                                                  guage              these practical
                                                                                     works.




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Programme:            National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course:               Automotive Sensor Technology

Course Code:          VAM 203

Contact Hours:        T:1hr/wk – P:2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand Mechatronics Systems

2.0   Understand Mechatronics Systems

3.0   Know sensor and Transducer Principles

4.0   Understand Drive Technology




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                                                  AUTOMOTIVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
Course: Automotive Sensor Technology          Course Code: VAM 203                                    Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
                                                                                                      hrs/wk
Course Specification: Theoretical Content: Know the meaning of             Practical Content:
Mechatronics
        General Objectives 1.0: Understand Mechatronics Systems
Week Specific Learning              Teacher’s          Learning            Specific Learning          Teacher’s        Learning Resources
        Outcomes                    activities         Resources           Outcomes                   activities
        1.1 Define Mechatronics. Explain the           - Whiteboard        1.1 Identify household     Guide the        - Instrumental
        1.2 State the types of      concept of         - marker            items that can be          students to          diagrams
1-3     Mechatronics.               Mechatronics       - Duster            characterized as           identify the     - Training
        1.3 Discuss the             Identify its       - Instructional     mechatronic system.        various              board
        significant                 differences           drawing          What components do         components of    - Plug-in-
        differences between         Distinguish        - Text books        they contain that help     mechatronic          cables
        the different types of      between the        - Journals          you identify them as       systems.          - Dc power
        Mechatronics.               types identified.  - Lecture notes     mechatronic                Demonstrate           source
        1.4 State the advantages Explain the                               Systems.                   the use of the   - Washing
        and disadvantages of        relevance to                           If an item contains a      various              machine
        each of the types.          engineering                            micro-processor,           components of    - Bread toaster
        1.5 Discuss its relevance design.                                  describe the function      the training         and hand
        to contemporary                                                    that are                   board.                drilling
        engineering design.                                                performed by the                                 Machine.
        1.6 Mention                                                        micro-processor.                            - Live vehicle with
        Mechatronics system                                                                                               inbuilt technology
        and its primary
        elements.
        General Objective 2.0: Understand Mechatronics Systems
WEEK Specific Learning             Teachers Activities Learning            Specific Learning         Teachers          Learning Resources
        Outcome                                        Resources           Outcome                   Activities
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       2.1 Define mechatronic      Explain systems.                          Carry out system          Demonstrate       - measuring tools
       system.                     Explain system                               measurement            the use of
4-6    2.2 State the different     measurement.                                                        measurement
       types of systems.           Explain control                                                     equipment.
       2.3 State the function of   system.                                                             Demonstrate
       each type.                  Explain the steps in                                                how systems
       2.4 Discuss system          sequential control.                                                 are controlled.
       measurement.                Explain the                                                         Guide the
       2.5 Discuss system          applications of                                                     students to
       control.                    mechatronic                                                         identify
       2.6 Discuss                 system.                                                             controlled
       microprocessor.                                                                                 systems.
                                                                                                       Demonstrate
                                                                                                       system
                                                                                                       measurement
                                                                                                       and ask the
                                                                                                       students to
                                                                                                       practice same.
       General Objective 3.0: Know sensor and Transducer Principles
WEEK   Specific Learning        Teachers Activities Learning                 Specific Learning          Teachers         Learning Resources
       Outcome                                      Resources                Outcome                    Activities
       3.1 Define sensor.       Explain sensors     - Whiteboard
       3.2 Mention the          and transducers.    - marker
7-10   different types of       Guide the students - Duster
       sensors.                 to identify         - Instructional
       3.3 Define transducer.   different types of     drawing
       3.4 Mention the          sensors and         - Text books
       different types of       transducers.        - Journals
       transducers.             Explain the uses    - Lecture notes
       3.5 Differentiate        and applications of
       between a sensor and     sensors and
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       a transducer.            transducers;
       3.6 Discuss calibration  Performance,
       and signal conditioning. classification, static
                                & dynamic
                                characteristics of
                                calibration and
                                signal conditioning.
       General Objective 4.0: Understand Drive Technology
WEEK   Specific Learning        Teachers Activities Learning             Specific Learning         Teachers       Learning Resources
       Outcome                                         Resources         Outcome                   Activities
       4.1 Define actuators.    Explain the            - Whiteboard      7.1 Carry out             Guide the      Actuators, valves
       4.2 Mention the          physical principles - marker                 identification of     students to    ac & dc motors,
11 -   different types of       of solenoid-type       - Duster              different drives      identify the   solenoid, etc.
12     actuators.               devices, valves, dc - Instructional                                drives.
       4.3 Define valves.       machines, ac             drawing
       4.4 Mention the          machines &             - Text books
       different types of       stepper motor etc. - Journals
       valves.                  Guide the students - Lecture notes
                                to identify the
                                different items
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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Alternator and Starter Motor Maintenance

Course Code:             VAM 204

Contact Hours:           T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0    Understand the procedure to Service Starter Motor

2.0    Know the procedure to service an alternator

3.0    Identify faults on a charging system.

4.0    Rectify faults on a charging system




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                                         ALTERNATOR AND STARTER MOTOR MAINTENANCE

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Alternator and Starter Motor               Course Code: VAM
                                                                            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Maintenance                                         204
       Theoretical Contents                                                 Practical Contents
       General Objective 1.0: Understand the procedure to Service Starter
       Motor
Week   Specific Learning            Teachers          Resources             Specific          Teachers        Resources
       Objectives                   Activities                              Learning          Activities
                                                                            Objectives
1-3    1.1 State the function of    Assess the        - Whiteboard          1.1 Detect        Engage the      Complete
           the starter motor.       students’         - marker                  common        students in     tool box,
       1.2 Name types of starter performances.        - Duster                  faults in a   group work.     Starter
           motor.                   Give relevant     - Instructional           starter       Assess the      motor
       1.3 Identify the             printed and non      drawing                motor.        students’       service
           components of a          printed           - Text books          1.2 Select tools performances bench,
           starter motor.           academic          - Journals                and           .               starter
       1.4 Explain the operating    materials,        - Lecture notes           equipment     Give relevant motor,
           principles of a starter  websites and                                for starter   printed and     multimeters,
           motor.                   manuals as                                  motor         non printed     Manufactur
       1.5 Identify common          references to                               servicing.    academic        er’s special
           faults of a starter      students.                               1.3 Dismantle     materials,      tools
           motor.                   Solve as many                               and           websites and
       1.6 Explain the use of       problems as                                 assemble a manuals as
           tools and equipment      possible for the                            starter       references to
           for starter motor        students during                             motor.        students.
           servicing.               tutorial classes.                       1.4 Rectify       Demonstrate
       1.7 Observe safety in                                                    faults.       the procedure
           starter motor                                                    1.5 Carry out     to perform
           servicing.                                                           performanc these
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                                                                                       e test.          practical
                                                                                                        works.
      General Objective: 2.0 Know the procedure to service an alternator
4-6   2.1 State the function of  Assess the        - Whiteboard          2.1 Select tools and          Engage the        Complete
          an alternator.         students’         - marker                  equipment for             students in       tool box,
      2.2 Differentiate between performances. - Duster                       alternator                group work.       Starter
          an alternator and a    Give relevant     - Instructional           servicing.                Assess the        motor
          dynamo.                printed and          drawing            2.2 Carry out safety          students’         bench,
      2.3 Identify alternator    non printed       - Text books              measures.                 performances.     multimeters,
          components and their academic            - Journals            2.3 Demonstrate               Give relevant     Manufactur
          functions.             materials,        - Lecture notes           compliance to             printed and non   er’s special
      2.4 Explain the principles websites and                                manufacturers             printed           tools
          of operation of an     manuals as                                  specifications.           academic
          alternator.            references to                           2.4 Demonstrate the           materials,
                                 students.                                   procedure for             websites and
                                 Solve as many                               dismantling and           manuals as
                                 problems as                                 assembling an             references to
                                 possible for the                            alternator.               students.
                                 students during                         2.5 Rectify faults.           Demonstrate
                                 tutorial classes.                       2.6 Carry out                 the procedure
                                                                         alternator                    to perform
                                                                         performance test.             these practical
                                                                                                       works.`
      General Objective 3.0 : Identify faults on a charging system.
7-9   3.1 Identify faults on a    Assess the          - Whiteboard          3.1 Detect faults in a     Engage the        Complete
          charging system.        students’           - marker                  charging system.       students in       tool box,
      3.2 Describe the functions performances. - Duster                     3.2 Carry out              group work.       charging
          of a charging system.   Give relevant       - Instructional           identification of      Assess the        system, test
      3.3 Describe the operating printed and             drawing                the different          students’         lamp
           principles of an       non printed         - Text books              parts of               performances.
           alternator.            academic            - Journals                alternator             Give relevant
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        3.4 Identify the different   materials,        - Lecture notes       3.3 Use charge             printed and non
             parts of an alternator  websites and                                indicator.             printed
             and their uses.         manuals as                              3.4 State the              academic
        3.5 Identify the charge      references to                               functions of a         materials,
             indicator, its uses and students.                                   voltage regulator.     websites and
             operating principles.   Solve as many                           3.5 Rectify common         manuals as
        3.6 State the functions of problems as                                   faults in a            references to
             a voltage regulator.    possible for the                            charging system.       students.
        3.7 Identify common          students during                                                    Demonstrate
             faults on a charging    tutorial classes.                                                  the procedure
             system, their causes                                                                       to perform
             and remedies.                                                                              these practical
        3.8 State reasons for                                                                           works.
             decarbonising
             armature.
        3.9 Illustrate how drive is
             transmitted from
             crankshaft to
             alternator through fan
             belt.
        General Objective 4.0: Rectify faults on a charging system
10-12   4.1 State effects of         Assess the        - Whiteboard          4.1 Detect faults in a     Engage the        Complete
            inadequate tension of students’            - marker              charging system.           students in       tool box,
            fan belt.                performances. - Duster                  4.2 Carry out              group work.       charging
        4.2 Observe safety           Give relevant     - Instructional       identification of the      Assess the        system, test
            precautions relating to printed and           drawing            different parts of         students’         lamp
            the maintenance of a     non printed       - Text books          alternator                 performances.
            charging system.         academic          - Journals            4.6 Use charge             Give relevant
        4.3 De-carbonise             materials,        - Lecture notes            indicator.            printed and non
            armature.                websites and                            4.7 State the              printed
        4.4 Replace different        manuals as                                   functions of a        academic
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components of      references to                                voltage                materials,
charging system.   students.                                    regulator.             websites and
                   Solve as many                            4.8 Rectify common         manuals as
                   problems as                                  faults in a            references to
                   possible for the                             charging system.       students.
                   students during                                                     Demonstrate
                   tutorial classes.                                                   the procedure
                                                                                       to perform
                                                                                       these practical
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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Automotive Lighting S8ystem

Course Code:             VAM 205

Contact hour:            T:1hr/wk – P:2hrs/wk

General Objectives

1.0   Understand headlamp setting
2.0   Understand the procedures for clearing faults in lighting systems.
3.0   Know the construction of simple lighting system




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                                                    AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Automotive Lighting System          Course Code: VAM 205            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P:2hrs/wk
       General Objective 1.0 Understand headlamp setting.
       Theoretical Contents                                        Practical Contents
Week   Specific Learning          Teachers          Resources      Specific Learning       Teachers Activities Resources
       Objectives                 Activities                       Objectives
1-6    1.1 Explain the purpose    Assess the        - Whiteboard 1.1 Use the following Engage the               Headlamp
           and function of        students’         - marker           lighting system,    students in group    adjustment
           automotive lighting    performances. - Duster               tools and           work.                beam,
           system namely.         Give relevant     -                  equipment:          Assess the           multimeter,
          - Better visibility     printed and       Instructional     - Headlamp           students’            test lamps, test
               during night and   non printed          drawing             Adjustment      performances.        cables, lighting
               bad weather        academic          - Text books           Beam            Give relevant        system
               driving.           materials,        - Journals        - Multimeters        printed and non      simulation
          - Traffic safety        websites and      - Lecture         - Test lamps         printed academic     bench, lighting
          - Vehicle               manuals as        notes                  etc.            materials, websites system wiring
               identification     references to                    1.2 Test different      and manuals as       boards , charts
          - Safety                students.                            types of circuits   references to        for lighting
       1.2 Discuss the types of   Solve as many                        used in auto        students.            system,
           lighting systems,      problems as                          lighting systems.                        automobile
           their functions and    possible for the                                                              wiring diagram
           applications as        students during
           follows:               tutorial classes.
          - Headlamp
          - Pear light
          - Direction
               Indication Lamps
               (Trafficators)
          - Parking light
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   -    Hazard light                                    1.3 Carry out wire       Demonstrate the    Headlamp
   -    Plate number                                    Identification using :   procedure to       adjustment
        light                                              - Colour Code         perform these      beam,
   - Interior/Door                                         - Thickness           practical works.   multimeter,
        lights                                                  (mm)                                test lamps, test
   - Brake & Reverse                                       - Etc                                    cables, lighting
        lights                                                                                      system
   - Front and rear fog                                                                             simulation
        light                                                                                       bench, lighting
1.3 Explain the Lighting                                                                            system wiring
    System Legislation                                                                              boards , charts
    with respect to                                                                                 for lighting
    National &                                                                                      system,
    International Laws.                                                                             automobile
1.4 Discuss the following                                                                           wiring diagram
    lighting system tools
    and equipment, their
    uses and
    applications:
   - Headlamp
        Adjustment Beam
   - Multimeters
   - Test lamps etc.
1.5 Explain the types of
    bulbs, features,
    ratings uses and
    applications.
1.6 Discuss the purpose,
    types and implication
    of anti-dazzling
    devices in use.
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       1.7 Discuss Modern
           Headlamps
           Operations, viz:
          - Self adjustment
               and
          - Self operating
               system
       1.8 Explain different
           types of circuits used
           in auto lighting
           systems, and their
           applications.
          - series and parallel
               connections.
       1.9 Explain the Wire
           Identification
           Methods:
          - Colour Code
          - Thickness (mm)
          - Etc
       General Objective 2.0: Understand the procedures for clearing faults in lighting system.
7-12   2.1 Discuss common         Assess the      - Whiteboard           2.1 Rectify              Engage the      Headlamp
           Lighting System        students’       - marker                   common               students in     adjustment
           Faults,                performances. - Duster                     lighting System      group work.     beam,
            Symptoms              Give relevant   - Instructional            faults such as:      Assess the      multimeter,
          - Short circuit         printed and        drawing                 - Short circuit      students’       test lamps, test
          - Open circuit          non printed     - Text books               - Open circuit       performances.   cables, lighting
          - Defective bulb        academic        - Journals                 - Defective          Give relevant   system
          - Fault Switch          materials,      - Lecture notes                 bulb            printed and     simulation
       2.2 Explain the purpose    websites and                               - Fault Switch       non printed     bench, lighting
           and function of fuses manuals as                              2.1 Carry out            academic        system wiring
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    and relays in the        references to                            practical works on     materials,        boards , charts
    lighting system.         students.                                fuses and relays in    websites and      for lighting
2.3 Discuss the fuse         Solve as many                            the lighting system.   manuals as        system,
    ratings and              problems as                              Equipment              references to     automobile
    applications.            possible for the                         2.3 Read and           students.         wiring diagram
2.4 Explain the following    students during                          interpret wiring       Demonstrate
    lighting system          tutorial classes.                        diagram                the procedure
    service and                                                       interpretation         to perform
    maintenance                                                       2.4 Test               these practical
    procedures:                                                       components/circuit     works.
   - National Laws                                                    2.5 Carry out
   - Manufacturer’s                                                   replacement of
        Data                                                          components.
   - Tools &
        Equipment
        Selection and Set-
        up.
   - Wiring diagram
        interpretation
   - Components/
       Circuit testing
   - Component
        replacement
   - Relay testing
        procedures




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Programme:         National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:      Electric Power-Assisted Steering

Course Code:       VAM 206

Contact Hours:       T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0    Understand operating principle of power assisted steering

2.0    Understand the principles of operation of electric assisted power steering

3.0   Understand the general mechanical functioning




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                                                      Electric Power assisted Steering

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Electric Power assisted Steering                     Course Code: VAM 207     Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                          Practical Contents
       General Objective 1.0 : Understand operating principle of power assisted steering
Week   Specific Learning             Teachers          Resources        Specific Learning    Teachers Activities Resources
       Objectives                    Activities                         Objectives
1-4    1.1 State the function and Assess the           - Whiteboard 1.1 Demonstrate          Engage the           Live vehicles with
           purpose of power          students’         - marker         the operation of the students in groups hydraulic and
           assisted steering.        performances. - Duster             following steering   work .               electric power
       1.2 Discuss the types if      Give relevant     - Instructional system:               Assess their         assisted steering,
           power assisted            printed and          drawing       i. Hydraulic power   performances.        complete steering
           steering systems such     non printed       - Text books     steering             Give relevant        box, special tool
           as:                       academic          - Journals       ii. Electric power   printed and non      diagnostic
          - Hydraulic system         materials,        - Lecture notes steering              printed academic     equipment,
          - Electric system          websites and                       1.3 Detect safely    material to          printed materials.
       1.3 Explain the following     manuals as                         systems faults and   students.
           components of power references to                            remedies such as:    Demonstrate the
           steering and their        students.                               - Stiff         procedure to
           functions:                Solve as many                               operation   perform these
          - Steering box             problems as                             - Noisy system practical
          - Rack and Pinion          possible for the
          - Push rod and its         students during
               screw                 tutorial classes.
          - Linkage and ball
               joints.
       General Objective 2.0: Understand the principles of operation of electric assisted power steering
5-8    2.1 Explain the steering      Assess the        - Whiteboard
       box providing assistance.     students’         - marker
       2.2 Discuss the under         performances. - Duster
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          listed components       Give relevant     - Instructional
          such as:                printed and          drawing
          - Electrical motor      non printed       - Text books
              (DC)                academic          - Journals
          - A reduction gear      materials,        - Lecture notes
              comprising a        websites and
              wormless screw      manuals as
              and a wheel.        references to
          - Torque sensor         students.
          - Electric board        Solve as many
          - Electronic control    problems as
              unit.               possible for the
                                  students during
                                  tutorial classes.
       General Objective 3.0: Understand the general mechanical functioning
9-12   3.1 Discuss motion         Assess the        - Whiteboard 3.1 Detect faults,            Engage the            Live vehicles with
       transmission pinion linked students’         - marker        symptoms of                students in group     hydraulic and
       to the steering column     performances. - Duster            electric power             work.                 electric power
       drives a rack.             Give relevant     - Instructional assisted steering.         Assess the            assisted steering,
       3.2 Explain power assisted printed and          drawing      3.2 Rectify faults in      students’             complete steering
       force                      non printed       - Text books    electric power             performances.         box, special tool
       - wheel and worm gear      academic          - Journals      assisted steering.         Give relevant         diagnostic
       system                     materials,        - Lecture notes 3.3 Set up tools for       printed and non       equipment,
       - link between the drive   websites and                      fault detection and        printed academic      printed materials.
       wheel and the pinion.      manuals as                        clearing                   materials, websites
       3.3 Discuss the following  references to                                                and manuals as
       components :               students.                                                    references to
       -Torque sensing            Solve as many                                                students.
       components                 problems as                                                  Demonstrate the
       - Input shafts             possible for the                                             procedure to
       - Output shafts            students during                                              perform these
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3.4 Explain the faults:     tutorial classes.                                           practical works.
Symptoms and remedies
of electric assisted
sheering
3.5 Discuss tools set- up
for fault detection and
clearing
3.6 State safety
requirements.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Transistorized Ignition System Maintenance

Course Code:             VAM 207

Contact hour:            T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk

General Objectives

1.0   Set ignition system maintenance

2.0   Rectify faults on transistorized ignition systems




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       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Transistorized Ignition System Maintenance           Course Code: VAM 207 Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                          Practical Contents
       General Objective: 1.0 Set Ignition Timing
Week   Specific Learning             Teachers          Resources     Specific Learning        Teachers          Resources
       Objectives                    Activities                      Objectives               Activities
1-6    1.1 Define ignition           Assess the        -             1.1 Use ignition timing  Engage the        Complete toolbox,
           timing.                   students’         Whiteboard        tools and            students in group multimeter,
       1.2 State the purpose of performances. - marker                   equipment.           work.             Stroboscopic lamp,
           ignition timing.          Give relevant     - Duster      1.2 Apply the            Assess the        Dwell angle tester,
       1.3 Explain the               printed and       -                 procedures for       students’         ignition coil tester
           consequences of           non printed       Instructional     ignition timing.     performances.
           wrong ignition            academic             drawing    1.3 Select               Give relevant
           timing.                   materials,        - Text            manufacturer’s       printed and non
       1.4 Distinguish between websites and            books             specifications for   printed academic
           various types of          manuals as        - Journals        different vehicles.  materials,
           transistorized            references to     - Lecture     1.4 Apply procedures     websites and
           ignition, systems and students.             notes             for ignition timing. manuals as
           their applications.       Solve as many                                            references to
       1.5 Illustrate                problems as                                              students.
           transistorized ignition possible for the                                           Demonstrate the
           system circuit.           students during                                          procedure to
       1.6 Observe safety            tutorial classes.                                        perform these
           relating to                                                                        practical works.
           transistorized ignition
           systems service.
       1.7 Identify ignition
           timing tools and
           equipment.
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       1.8 Outline procedures
            for ignition timing.
       1.9 Select
            manufacturer’s
            specifications for
            different vehicles.
            b. Apply procedures
                for ignition
                timing.
       General Objective 2.0: Rectify faults on transistorized ignition systems
7-12   2.1 Explain common faults      Assess the        -                 2.1 Detect common            Engage the
           on transistorized ignition students’         Whiteboard            faults on                students in
           systems, their symptoms performances. - marker                     transistorized           group work.
           and remedies.              Give relevant     - Duster              ignition systems,        Assess the
       2.2 List tools and equipment printed and         -                     their symptoms           students’
           used in identifying faults non printed       Instructional         and remedies.            performances.
           on transistorized ignition academic             drawing        2.2 Use tools and            Give relevant
           systems.                   materials,        - Text books          equipment for            printed and
       2.3 State the different        websites and      - Journals            identifying faults on    non printed
           methods used to rectify manuals as           - Lecture             transistorized           academic
           faults on transistorized   references to     notes                 ignition systems.        materials,
           ignition system.           students.                           2.3 Read and interpret       websites and
       2.4 Discuss how to read and Solve as many                              manufacturer’s           manuals as
           interpret manufacturer’s problems as                               specifications           references to
           specifications relating to possible for                            relating to fault        students.
           fault diagnosis and        the students                            diagnosis and            Demonstrate
           rectification.             during tutorial                         rectification.           the procedure
       2.5 Observe related safety.    classes.                            2.4 Apply procedures         to perform
       2.6 Apply procedures for                                               for rectifying faults.   these practical
           rectifying faults.                                             2.5 Test ignition            works.
                                                                              System.
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Fuel Injection System Maintenance

Course Code:            VAM 208

Contact hour:           T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand fuel injection system service.

2.0   Know how to Set Idling Speed




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                                            FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE (PETROL)

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Fuel Injection System Maintenance        Course Code: VAM 208             Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                             Practical Contents
       General Objective: 1.0 Service fuel injection system.
Week   Specific Learning          Teachers          Resources           Specific Learning Teachers              Resources
       Objectives                 Activities                            Objectives           Activities
1-6    1.1 State the functions Assess the           - Whiteboard        1.1 Demonstrate Engage the              Complete
           of the fuel injection students’          - marker                procedures       students in        toolbox, injection
           system.                performances. - Duster                    for the          group work.        system testing
       1.2 Distinguish the        Give relevant     - Instructional         assembling       Assess the         machines, digital
           difference types of printed and             drawing              and              students’          multimeters,
           injection systems      non printed       - Text books            disassembling performances.         Injection system
           and their              academic          - Journals              of fuel          Give relevant      service kit,
           applications.          materials,        - Lecture notes         injections       printed and non Injection nozzle
       1.3 Identify the various websites and                                system           printed academic tester
           components of the manuals as                                     including        materials,
           injection system,      references to                             cleaning of      websites and
           their locations and students.                                    parts.           manuals as
           functions.             Solve as many                         1.2 Rectify fuel     references to
       1.4 Illustrate the fuel    problems as                               injection        students.
           circuit of a typical   possible for the                          faults.          Demonstrate the
           fuel injection         students during                       1.3 Carry out        procedure to
           system.                tutorial classes.                         functionality    perform these
       1.5 Explain the                                                      test.            practical works.
           operating
           principles of the
           fuel injection
           system.
       1.6 State the causes
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           and remedies of
           faults including
           checking fuel pump
           pressure and fuel
           leakage.
       1.7 Outline the
           procedures for fuel
           injection system
           service.
       1.8 Demonstrate
           procedures for the
           assembling and
           disassembling of
           fuel injections
           system including
           cleaning of parts.
       1.9 Rectify fuel
           injection faults.
           b. Carry out
           functionality test.
       General Objective: 2.0 Know how to set Idling Speed
7-12   2.1 Define the term      Assess the       - Whiteboard           2.1 Use tools      Engage the            Complete
           “Idling Speed” and students’          - marker               and instrument     students in group     toolbox, injection
           “RPM”                performances. - Duster                  for setting        work.                 system testing
       2.2 Distinguish          Give relevant    - Instructional        idling speed.      Assess the            machines, digital
           between idling       printed and         drawing             2.2 Apply          students’             multimeters,
           speed and RPM.       non printed      - Text books           procedures for     performances.         Injection system
       2.3 State the            academic         - Journals             setting idling     Give relevant         service kit,
           importance of        materials,       - Lecture notes        speed.             printed and non       Injection nozzle
           having correct       websites and                                               printed academic      tester
           idling speed.        manuals as                                                 materials, websites
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2.4 Select idling speed   references to                                               and manuals as
    from                  students.                                                   references to
    manufacturer’s        Solve as many                                               students.
    specifications.       problems as                                                 Demonstrate the
2.5 Identify tools and    possible for the                                            procedure to
    instrument used in    students during                                             perform these
    setting idling        tutorial classes.                                           practical works.
    speed.
2.6 State the
    procedures for
    setting idling
    speed.
2.7 Apply procedures
    for setting idling
    speed.




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Programme:          National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:       Modern Brake System

Course Code:        VAM 209

Contact Hour:       T: 1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



Course Objectives

1.0   Understand brake systems

2.0   Classification of brake systems

3.0   Know the legal requirements of the brake system

4.0   Know the operating principles of various brake system

5.0   Understand the purpose of antilock brake system




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                                                           Modern Brake System

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
COURSE: Modern Brake System                 Course Code: VAM 209                                     Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
                                                                                                     hrs/wk
Course Specification: Theoretical content                                    Course Specification: Practical content
General Objective 1.0: Understand Brake Systems
WEEK Specific Learning              Teachers             Learning            Specific Learning Outcome     Teachers         Resources
        Outcome                     Activities           Resources                                         Activities
1-3     1.1 Explain the purpose Describethe              Recommended         1.1 Identify the different    Demonstrate      Complete brake
        of brake systems in         features of          textbook, lecture   component parts of the        activities 1.1   system of a
        automobile.                 brake system in      notes,              brake system in a motor       to 1.5 for the   motor vehicle.
        1.2 Define pressure,        automobile.          whiteboard,         vehicle.                      students to      Brake fluid
        friction and Pascal’s       Explain the use      marker, duster,     1.2 Trace faults in brake     learn and        Hand tools
        principles in relation to   of the Duo check     Duo check           system.                       allow them to
        brake system.               equipment.           equipment etc.      1.3 Dismantle, service and    practice till
        1.3 Explain the types of    Illustrate                               Reassemble master             they become
        brake fluid e.g. Dot 3      pressure, friction                       cylinder.                     competent.
        and Dot 4.                  and Pascal’s                             1.4 Dismantle, service and    Grade
        1.4 Analyse the             principles in                            Reassemble disc and           students’
        characteristic of           relation to brake                        drum brake systems.           reports,
        brake fluid.                system.                                  1.5 Carry out bleeding of     practical
                                                                             the hydraulic brake           works,
                                                                             system.                       drawings and
                                                                             1.6 Adjust relevant brake     sketches.
                                                                             components.

General Objective 2.0: Classify of Brake Systems
Week Specific Learning               Teachers            Learning            Specific Learning
                                                                                                      Teachers Activities   Resources
       Outcome                       Activities          Resources           Outcome
4-6    2.1 Classify the various Explain in details       Recommended         -                        -                     -
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        Brake      systems     in the various       textbook, lecture
       automobile.                types and         notes,
       2.2 State the uses/        applications of   whiteboard,
       applications of each type  brake system.     marker, duster,
       in 2.1.                    Explain the       etc.
       2.3     Emphasize     the  application of
       importance of braking      the various
       system.                    braking system
                                  Assess students
                                  graded
                                  assignments.
General Objective 3.0: Know the Legal Requirements of the Brake System
Week Specific Learning            Teachers          Learning           Specific Learning
                                                                                                    Teachers Activities   Resources
       Outcome                    Activities        Resources          Outcome
7-8    3.1 List the safety rules Explain the        Recommended        -                            -
       (acts) affecting brake     safety act        textbook, lecture
       systems.                   affecting brake   notes,
       3.2 Explain the            systems and the whiteboard,
       performance of braking     performance of marker, duster,
       effort on different        braking effort on simulation board
       surfaces and weather.      different         etc.
                                  surfaces and
                                  weather.

General Objective 4.0: Know the Operating Principles of Various Brake System
Week Specific Learning            Teachers           Learning           Specific Learning
                                                                                                    Teachers Activities   Resources
       Outcome                    Activities         Resources          Outcome
9-10 4.1 Explain the working      Guide the          Recommended
       principles of:             students to        textbook, lecture
       Exhaust braking system.    understand the     notes,
       4.2 Explain the working    working            whiteboard,
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       principles of              principles of      marker, duster,
       Fixed and floating         Brake system in simulation
       cam.                       4.1 – 4.4.         boards etc.
       4.3 Explain the working
       principles of:
       Single and multi-
       piston master
       cylinders.
       4.4 Explain the working
       principles of:
       Single and multi-
       piston types of
       hydraulic wheel.
General Objective: 5.0 Understand the purpose of Antilock brake system
Week Specific Learning            Teachers           Learning            Specific Learning
                                                                                                   Teachers Activities     Resources
       Outcome                    Activities         Resources           Outcome
11-12 5.1 Explain antilock        Explain the        Recommended         5.1           Identify    Demonstrate             Live vehicle
       brake system.              purpose of ABS. text book.             components of an          activities 5.0 to 5.2   with ABS
       5.2 Highlight the          Discuss different Lecture notes        ABS system.               for the students to     system.
       Purposes of ABS.           types of ABS.      White Board         5.2       Dismantled,     learn and allow         Or
       5.3 Explain different      Identify major     Marker              inspect and               them to practice till   ABS training
       types of ABS system.       components of      Duster              reassemble        ABS     they become             model
       5.4 List major ABS         ABS and their      Live component      system.                   competent.
       component and explain      functions.         for                 Trace and rectify
       the functions.             Discuss the        demonstration.      fault in an ABS
       5.5 Explain the            principles of ABS                      system.
       principles of              operation.
       operation of the
       ABS.
       5.6 Explain the
       relationship
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normal brake
System.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Diesel Engine Fuel System Maintenance

Course Code:             VAM 210

Contact Hours:           T: 1hr/wk – P: 2hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0    Maintain Diesel Fuel Injection Pump

2.0    Understand the process of Phasing and calibrating Diesel Injection Pump.

3.0    Know how to service diesel fuel injector nozzles.




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       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Diesel Engine Fuel System Maintenance         Course Code: VAM 210            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                                 Practical Contents
       General Objective 1.0: Maintain Diesel Fuel Injection Pump
Week   Specific Learning            Teachers          Resources             Specific Learning    Teachers          Resources
       Objectives                   Activities                              Objectives           Activities
1-4    1.1 State the purpose of     Assess the        - Whiteboard          1.1 Test the         Engage the        Complete tool
           the diesels fuel         students’         - marker                  functionality of students in       box, injector
           system.                  performances. - Duster                      a diesel         group work.       pump phasing and
       1.2 Distinguish between      Give relevant     - Instructional           injection        Assess the        calibrating
           the diesel fuel system printed and            drawing                pump.            students’         machine, injector
           and the petrol fuel      non printed       - Text books          1.2 Dismantle and performances.        pump and nozzle
           system, and their        academic          - Journals                assemble an      Give relevant     service kits,
           application.             materials,        - Lecture notes           injection        printed and non manufacturers’
       1.3 Illustrate the diesel    websites and                                pump.            printed           special tools.
           fuel circuit.            manuals as                              1.3 Carry out        academic
       1.4 State the                references to                               injection pump materials,
           characteristics of the   students.                                   timing.          websites and
           diesel fuel and its      Solve as many                           1.4 Demonstrate      manuals as
           safety precaution.       problems as                                 injection pump references to
       1.5 Describe the functions possible for the                              servicing and    students.
           of a diesel injection    students during                             timing.          Demonstrate
           pump.                    tutorial classes.                                            the procedure
       1.6 Identify various types                                                                to perform
           in use.                                                                               these practical
       1.7 Identify diesel                                                                       works.
           injection pump
           components and their
           functions.
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      1.8 Outline procedures
          for dismantling and
          assembling of the
          injection pump.
      1.9 State causes and
          remedies of faults.
      General Objective 2.0 : Understand the process of Phasing and calibrating Diesel Injection Pump.
5-8   2.1 Define “Phasing” and Assess the          - Whiteboard          2.1 Use               Engage the        Complete tool
          “Calibration” and      students’         - marker                  appropriate       students in       box, injector
          state their            performances. - Duster                  tools and             group work.       pump phasing and
          importance.            Give relevant     - Instructional       equipment for         Assess the        calibrating
      2.2 Distinguish between    printed and          drawing            phasing and           students’         machine, injector
          phasing and            non printed       - Text books          calibration.          performances.     pump and nozzle
          calibration.           academic          - Journals            2.2 Apply             Give relevant     service kits,
      2.3 Identify the           materials,        - Lecture notes       manufacturer’s        printed and non   manufacturers’
          procedure for phasing websites and                             specifications to     printed           special tools.
          and calibrating the    manuals as                              determine various academic
          various types of       references to                           types of pump.        materials,
          injection pumps.       students.                               2.3 Phase the         websites and
      2.4 State safety measures Solve as many                            injection pump.       manuals as
          to be observed while   problems as                             2.4 Calibrate the     references to
          phasing and            possible for the                        injection pump.       students.
          calibrating the pump. students during                          2.5 Perform           Demonstrate
      2.5 Select appropriate     tutorial classes.                       functionality test. the procedure
          tools and equipment                                                                  to perform
          for phasing and                                                                      these practical
          calibration.                                                                         works.
      2.6 Determine
          manufacturer’s
          specifications for the
          various types of
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          pump.

       General Objective 3.0 : Know how to service diesel fuel injector
       nozzles.
9-12   3.1 State the functions of Assess the        - Whiteboard            3.1 Use               Engage the        Complete tool
           the injector nozzles.  students’         - marker                    appropriate       students in       box, injector
       3.2 Identify the various   performances. - Duster                        tools and         group work.       pump phasing and
           types and their        Give relevant     - Instructional             equipment for     Assess the        calibrating
           applications.          printed and          drawing                  nozzles           students’         machine, injector
       3.3 State the components non printed         - Text books                services.         performances.     pump and nozzle
           of diesel injector     academic          - Journals              3.2 Dismantle and     Give relevant     service kits,
           nozzles and their      materials,        - Lecture notes             assemble          printed and non   manufacturers’
           functions.             websites and                                  injector          printed           special tools.
       3.4 Observe safety         manuals as                                    nozzles.          academic
           precautions relating   references to                             3.3 Demonstrate       materials,
           to nozzles servicing.  students.                                     injector nozzle   websites and
       3.5 Determining            Solve as many                                 service           manuals as
           manufacturer’s         problems as                                   according to      references to
           specifications on the  possible for the                              specification.    students.
           various nozzles types. students during                           3.4 Carry out tests   Demonstrate
       3.6 Select appropriate     tutorial classes.                         on injector           the procedure
           tools and equipment                                              nozzles.              to perform
           for nozzles services.                                                                  these practical
       3.7 Outline the                                                                            works.
           procedures injector
           nozzles servicing.
       3.8 Outline the procedure
           for dismantling and
           assembling injector
           nozzles.
       3.9 Demonstrate injector
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nozzle service
according to
specification.
b. Test injector
nozzles.




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Programme:        National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:     Workshop Management and Organization

Course Code:      VAM 301

Contact Hours:   T:1hr/wk – P: 1hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand workshop financial records.

2.0   Maintain workshop job related records.

3.0   Procedure tools, materials and equipment.




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                                            WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Workshop Management and                 Course Code: VAM 301
                                                                                            Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 1hrs/wk
       Organisation
       General Objective1.0: Understand the Workshop Financial
       Records
       Theoretical Contents                                               Practical Contents
Week   Specific Learning           Teachers          Resources            Specific Learning     Teachers         Resources
       Objectives                  Activities                             Objectives            Activities
1-3    1.1 State reasons for       Assess the        - Whiteboard         1.1 Demonstrate       Engage the       Receipts, invoices,
           keeping workshop        students’         - marker                 the preparation students in        records, computer
           financial records.      performances. - Duster                     and use of        group work.      systems, ledger
       1.2 Identify different      Give relevant     - Instructional          receipts and      Assess the
           financial records in a  printed and          drawing               invoices.         students’
           workshop.               non printed       - Text books         1.2 Demonstrate       performances.
       1.3 Differentiate the       academic          - Journals               safe and proper Give relevant
           difference between      materials,        - Lecture notes          records keeping printed and
           receipts and invoices   websites and      - Computer               techniques.       non printed
           and their applications. manuals as        systems                                    academic
       1.4 Discuss the             references to     - Samples of job                           materials,
           preparation and use of students.          related and                                websites and
           receipts and invoices.  Solve as many     financial records                          manuals as
       1.5 Explain safe and        problems as                                                  references to
           proper records          possible for the                                             students.
           keeping techniques.     students during                                              Demonstrate
                                   tutorial classes.                                            the procedure
                                                                                                to perform
                                                                                                these practical
                                                                                                works.
       General Objective: 2.0 Maintain Workshop Job Related Records.
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4-7    2.1 State workshop job      Assess the        - Whiteboard           2.1 Demonstrate            Engage the      Job cards, vehicle
           related records.        students’         - marker                   the procedure          students in     reception card.
       2.2 Explain reasons for     performances. - Duster                       for the                group work.
           keeping workshop job Give relevant        - Instructional            preparation of         Assess the
           related records.        printed and           drawing                workshop job           students’
       2.3 Differentiate between non printed         - Text books               related records        performances.
           workshop job related    academic          - Journals                 and their uses.        Give relevant
           records and workshop materials,           - Lecture notes        2.2 Demonstrate            printed and
           financial records and   websites and                                 safe and proper        non printed
           their applications.     manuals as                                   records keeping.       academic
       2.4 Explain the procedure references to                              2.3 Maintain               materials,
           for the preparation of students.                                     workshop job           websites and
           workshop job related    Solve as many                                related records.       manuals as
           records and their uses. problems as                                                         references to
       2.5 Discuss safe and        possible for the                                                    students.
           proper records          students during                                                     Demonstrate
           keeping.                tutorial classes.                                                   the procedure
       2.6 Highlight the                                                                               to perform
           importance of                                                                               these practical
           workshop job related                                                                        works.
           records.
       General Objective: 3.0 Procure tools, materials and equipment.
9-12   3.1 State the various         Assess the         - Whiteboard        3.1 Determine              Engage the           Manufacture
           procurement methods       students’          - marker                appropriate            students in group    r data,
           used in the workshop,     performances.      - Duster                stock-level in the     work.                suppliers
           their reasons and         Give relevant      - Instructional         workshop.              Assess the           inventory
           applications.             printed and non       drawing          3.2 Procure                students’            records,
       3.2 Interpret manuals and     printed            - Text books            tools, materials       performances.        requisition
           reference materials.      academic           - Journals              and equipment.         Give relevant        cards,
       3.3 Describe basic            materials,         - Lecture notes                                printed and non      computer
           procurement               websites and                                                      printed academic     with internet
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    procedures.               manuals as                                                        materials,         connectivity.
3.4 Explain the               references to                                                     websites and
    determination of          students.                                                         manuals as
    appropriate stock-level   Solve as many                                                     references to
    in the workshop.          problems as                                                       students.
3.5 Identify the various      possible for the                                                  Demonstrate the
    storage techniques,       students during                                                   procedure to
    their advantages and      tutorial classes.                                                 perform these
    disadvantages.                                                                              practical works.




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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Vehicle Communication Systems

Course Code:            VAM 302

Contact Hours:          T:1hr/wk – P: 1hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Identify faults on vehicle communications

2.0   Maintain vehicle communication systems




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                                                  VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

       PROGRAMME : NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course: Vehicle Communication Systems                  Course Code: VAM 302       Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       General Objective: 1.0 Identify Faults on Vehicle Communication
       Theoretical Contents                                           Practical Contents
Week   Specific Learning           Teachers           Resources       Specific Learning     Teachers Activities Resources
       Objectives                  Activities                         Objectives
1-6    1.1 Explain the purpose     Assess the         - Whiteboard 1.1 Identify the         Engage the            Live vehicle
           and function of         students’          - marker            following types   students in group     with modern
           modern vehicle          performances.      - Duster            of                work.                 communicatio
           communication           Give relevant      - Instructional     communication Assess the                n systems,
           systems.                printed and non       drawing          systems:          students’             Local Safety
       1.2 Discuss the types of    printed            - Text books       - Car              performances.         codes and
           communication           academic           - Journals              Radio/Sound Give relevant           regulations.
           systems:                materials,         - Lecture notes         System        printed and non
                                   websites and                          - Car              printed academic
          - Car Radio/Sound        manuals as                                 Telephone     materials, websites
              System/DVD           references to                         - Car              and manuals as
          - Car Telephone          students.                                  Television    references to
          - Car Television         Solve as many                         - Electronic       students.
          - Electronic Dash        problems as                                Dash Boards Demonstrate the
              Boards               possible for the                      - Navigation       procedure to
          - Navigation             students during                            Systems       perform these
              Systems              tutorial classes.                  1.2 Observe legal     practical works.
       1.3 Explain the principles,                                        and safety
           operations and                                                 requirements in
           applications of the                                            vehicle
           above                                                          communication
           communication                                                  system
           systems in modern                                              applications.
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           automobiles.
       1.4 Explain the legal and
           safety requirements
           in vehicle
           communication
           system applications.
       General Objective 2.0 Maintain Vehicle Communication Systems.
7-12   2.1 Discuss the common       Assess the        - Whiteboard 2.1 Detect common          Engage the            Computerised
           communication            students’         - marker          communication         students in group     diagnostic
           system faults such as: performances. - Duster                system faults         work.                 tools, digital
          - wrong signals           Give relevant     -                 such as:              Assess the            multimeter ,
          - sound distribution      printed and       Instructional    - wrong signals        students’             electrical
          - system failure          non printed          drawing       - sound                performances.         toolbox,
       2.2 Explain the              academic          - Text books          distribution      Give relevant         manufacturer
           interpretation of        materials,        - Journals       - system failure       printed and non       data
           communication            websites and      - Lecture     2.2 Interpret             printed academic
           symbols on Digital       manuals as        notes             communication         materials, websites
           Dash Boards with         references to                       symbols on            and manuals as
           respect to:              students.                           Digital Dash          references to
          - Engine Malfunction Solve as many                            Boards with           students.
          - Service Interval        problems as                         respect to:           Demonstrate the
               Indication           possible for the                   - Engine               procedure to
          - Safety system           students during                         Malfunction       perform these
               status e.g seat      tutorial classes.                  - Service              practical works.
               belts, brakes, door                                          Interval
               locks, tyre pressure                                         Indication
               e.t.c                                                   - Safety system
       2.3 State the vehicle                                                status e. g
           communication                                                    seat belts,
           system service                                                   brakes, door
           maintenance tasks                                                locks, tyre
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    namely:                                                     pressure e.t.c
   - Removal and                                        2.3 Carry out the
       installation of                                      following vehicle
       radio/sound                                          communication
       systems.                                             system service
   - Installation of                                        maintenance
       vehicle telephone                                    tasks namely:
       system.                                             - Removal and
   - Removal and                                                installation of
       installation of                                          radio/sound
       vehicle television                                       systems.
       system.                                             - Installation of
   - Coding and                                                 vehicle
       programming of                                           telephone
       radio, sound                                             system.
       systems, car                                        - Removal and
       phones, navigation                                       installation of
       systems etc.                                             vehicle
   - Electronic dash                                            television
       board removal and                                        system.
       installation.                                       - Coding and
2.4 State the following                                         programming
    service maintenance                                         of radio,
    procedures:                                                 sound
   - Adherence to legal                                         systems, car
       requirements                                             phones,
   - Adherence to                                               navigation
       Manufacturer                                             systems etc.
       specifications.                                     - Electronic
   - Adherence to                                               dash board
       safety standards                                         removal and
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    and requirements.                                        installation.
-   Tools/requirement                                2.4 Observe the
    selection and set-                                   following service
    up.                                                  maintenance
-   Fault tracing and                                    procedures when
    rectifications.                                      carry out 2.3
                                                         above:
                                                        - Adherence to
                                                             legal
                                                             requirements
                                                        - Adherence to
                                                             Manufacturer
                                                             specifications.
                                                        - Adherence to
                                                             safety
                                                             standards and
                                                             requirements.
                                                        - Tools/require
                                                             ment
                                                             selection and
                                                             set-up.
                                                        - Fault tracing
                                                             and
                                                             rectifications.




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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Safety and Comfort Systems

Course Code:            VAM 303

Contact Hours:         T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand automotive safety systems

2.0   Understand the operational principle of comfort system




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                                                       SAFETY & COMFORT SYSTEMS

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Safety & Comfort Systems                  Course Code: VAM 303             Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
                                                                                           hrs/wk
       General Objective 1.0: Understand Automotive Safety
       Systems
       Theoretical Contents                                         Practical Contents
Week   Specific Learning           Teachers          Resources      Specific Learning       Teachers Activities Resources
       Objectives                  Activities                       Objectives
1-6    1.1 Explain purpose and     Assess the        -              1.1 Demonstrate the     Engage the           Live vehicles
           function of auto-safety students’         Whiteboard         use of the          students in group    with safety &
           and comfort systems.    performances. - marker               following types of  work.                comfort
          - Vehicle Safety         Give relevant     - Duster           safety systems:     Assess the           system,
          - Occupants Safety       printed and       -                 - Seat Belt          students’            complete tools
              and Comfort          non printed       Instructional     - Air Bag (SRS)      performances.        box, diagnostic
          - Luggage Safety         academic            drawing         - Cruise Control     Give relevant        equipment,
          - Traffic                materials,        - Text books      - Parktronic         printed and non      multimeters,
       1.2 Discuss the types of    websites and      - Journals             System (PTS)    printed academic     test lamps,
           safety systems and      manuals as        - Lecture         - Central Lock       materials, websites simulation
           their functions and     references to     notes                  System (CTL)    and manuals as       boards, CBTs,
           applications.           students.                           - Drive              references to        CD-ROM,
          - Seat Belt              Solve as many                            Authorization   students.            manufacturers’
          - Air Bag (SRS)          problems as                      1.2 Detect safety       Demonstrate the      specification
          - Cruise Control         possible for the                     systems faults and procedure to          manuals &
          - Parktronic System      students during                      remedies namely:    perform these        auto data
              (PTS)                tutorial classes.                   - Inactive Air Bag practical works.
          - Central Lock                                               - Cruise Control
              System (CTL)                                                  Failure
          - Drive Authorization                                        - PTS Sensor
       1.3 Explain the following                                            Malfunction
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    common safety                                          -    DTR Sensor
    systems faults                                             Malfunction
    symptoms and                                          - Failed or
    remedies:                                                  Incorrect
   - Inactive Air Bag                                          Central Lock
   - Cruise Control                                            Operation.
       Failure                                            - Irregular Drive
   - PTS Sensor                                                Authorization
       Malfunction                                     1.3 Cary out the
   - ISTR Sensor                                           following safety
       Malfunction                                         Systems Service
   - Failed or Incorrect                                   and Maintenance
       Central Lock                                        procedures:
       Operation.                                         - Manufacturer’s
   - Irregular Drive                                           Data
       Authorization                                      - Tools and
1.4 Identify Safety                                            equipment
    Systems Components                                         selection
    that includes:                                        - Sensors and
   - Sensors                                                   control unit
   - Control Units                                             testing.
   - Etc                                                  - System
1.5 Explain Safety Systems                                     programming
    Service and                                           - Components
    Maintenance                                                replacement
    procedures listed                                     - Service safety
    below:                                                     requirement
   - Manufacturer’s                                       - Faults tracing
       Data                                                    and
   - Tools and                                                 rectification
       equipment                                               procedures.
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              selection
          -   Sensors and control
              unit testing.
          -   System
              programming
          -   Components
              replacement
          -   Service safety
              requirement
          -   Faults tracing and
              rectification
              procedures.


       General Objective 2.0 Understand the operational principle of comfort system.
7-12   2.1 Explain the following     Assess the     - Whiteboard          2.1 Carry out tests     Engage the      A/c gas
           types of comfort          students’      - marker                  on the              students in     recirculation
           systems, their            performance - Duster                     following           group work.     plant
           operational principles,   s.             - Instructional           comfort system      Assess the
           functions and             Give              drawing                components.         students’
           applications:             relevant       - Text books              - Air               performances.
          - Vehicle Air Condition    printed and    - Journals                    condition       Give relevant
              System                 non printed - Lecture notes                  components      printed and
          - Vehicle Interior         academic                                     :               non printed
              Heating Systems        materials,                               - Sensors and       academic
          - Seat heaters             websites and                                 control         materials,
          - Windscreen/mirror        manuals as                                   Units           websites and
              heaters                references                           2.2 Perform             manuals as
          - Keyless Go System        to students.                             comfort system      references to
          - Seat adjustment          Solve as                                 service and         students.
              mechanisms             many                                     maintenance         Demonstrate
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2.2 Discuss the underlisted     problems as                               procedures         the procedure
    comfort system              possible for                              namely:            to perform
    components.                 the students                              - Tools and        these practical
   - Air condition              during                                       equipment       works.
       components:              tutorial                                     selection.
        • Compressors           classes.                                  - Manufactur
        • Dryers                                                             er’s Data
        • Evaporators                                                     - Air
        • Thermostat etc                                                     condition
        • Types of air-                                                      servicing
            conditioner gases                                                procedures
   - Sensors and control                                                  - Safety
       Units                                                                 requirement
2.3 Explain the comfort                                                   - Adjustment
    system service and                                                       and
    maintenance procedures;                                                  programmin
    namely:                                                                  g
   - Tools and equipment                                                  - Fault tracing
       selection.                                                            and
   - Manufacturer’s Data                                                     rectification
   - Air condition servicing                                                 procedures.
       procedures                                                         - Sensors and
   - Safety requirement                                                      control units
   - Adjustment and                                                          testing and
       programming                                                           replacement
   - Fault tracing and                                                       .
       rectification
       procedures.
   - Sensors and control
       units testing and
       replacement.
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Electronic Wheel Alignment

Course Code:            VAM 304

Contact Hour:           T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk

General Objectives

1.0   Understand wheels, tyres and tube specifications

2.0   Understand wheel tyres and tube maintenance procedures

3.0   Understand wheel balancing procedures

4.0   Understand the concept of wheel alignment




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                                                   ELECTRONIC WHEEL ALIGNMENT

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Electronic Wheel Alignment         Course Code: VAM 304                   Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                         Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Understand wheels, tyres and tube specifications
WEEK   Specific Learning           Teacher’s       Resources               Specific        Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                    activities                              Learning        activities
                                                                           Outcomes
1-3    1.1 Define pressure.        Assess the      - Whiteboard            1.1 Identify    Engage the        Tyre changing
       1.2 State the units of      students’       - marker                tyres           students in       machines,
           measurement of          performances. - Duster                  specifications  group work.       vulcanizing kit,
           length and pressure.    Give relevant   - Instructional         from            Assess the        sizeable wheel
       1.3 Convert SI and          printed and        drawing              manufacturer’s  students’         spanners, tyre
           imperial unit of        non printed     - Text books            manuals.        performances.     pressure gauge,
           measurement of          academic        - Journals                              Give relevant     tyre depth gauge,
           length and pressure.    materials,      - Lecture notes                         printed and non water, soap.
       1.4 Identify the different  websites and                                            printed
           types of tyres and      manuals as                                              academic
           applications.           references to                                           materials,
       1.5 State the effects of    students.                                               websites and
           temperature and         Solve as many                                           manuals as
           other weather           problems as                                             references to
           conditions on tyres.    possible for                                            students.
       1.6 Identify the            the students                                            Demonstrate
           recommendation          during tutorial                                         the procedure
           tyres depth gauge and classes.                                                  to perform
           pressure from                                                                   these practical
           manufacturers                                                                   works.
           specifications.
       1.7 State tyres rotation
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          principles and their
          importance
      1.8 Differentiate between
          tubeless and tubes
          tyres, their
          advantages and
          disadvantages.
      1.9 Differentiate between
          tyres ad shapes of
          wheels, their
          advantages
      General Objective 2.0: Understand wheels, tyres ad tubes maintenance procedures
4-6   2.1 State safety            Assess the      - Whiteboard         2.1 Observe           Engage the        Tyre changing
      precautions to be           students’       - marker             safety                students in       machines,
      observed when replacing performances. - Duster                   precautions           group work.       vulcanizing kit,
      tyres, wheels and tubes.    Give relevant   - Instructional      when replacing        Assess the        sizeable wheel
      2.2 Explain tools and       printed and        drawing           tyres, wheels         students’         spanners, tyre
      equipment used to           non printed     - Text books         and tubes.            performances.     pressure gauge,
      replace tyres, wheels to    academic        - Journals           2.2 Select tools      Give relevant     tyre depth gauge,
      include tyre bead removal materials,        - Lecture notes      and equipment         printed and non   water, soap.
      and tubes.                  websites and                         used to replace       printed
      2.3 Describe the            manuals as                           tyres, wheels to      academic
      procedure for replacing     references to                        include tyre          materials,
      tyres, wheels and tubes.    students.                            bead removal          websites and
      2.4 outline the             Solve as many                        and tubes.            manuals as
      procedures for identifying problems as                           2.3 Demonstrate       references to
      faults’ of tyres and tubes. possible for                         the procedure         students.
      2.5 State the different     the students                         for replacing         Demonstrate
      method used to repair       during tutorial                      tyres, wheels         the procedure
      tyres and tubes.            classes.                             and tubes.            to perform
      2.6 Explain the procedure                                        2.5 Detect            these practical
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        of identifying faults and                                         faults’ in tyres  works.
        repair tyres and tubes.                                           and tubes.
                                                                          2.5 Use different
                                                                          method to
                                                                          repair tyres and
                                                                          tubes.

        General Objective 3.0 Understand wheel balancing procedure
7-9     3.1 State the meaning     Assess the      - Whiteboard            3.1 Carry out the   Engage the        Tyre changing
        purpose and importance    students’       - marker                following           students in       machines,
        of wheel balancing.       performances. - Duster                  procedures:         group work.       vulcanizing kit,
        3.2 Describe different    Give relevant   - Instructional         - Equipment set-    Assess the        sizeable wheel
        methods of wheel          printed and        drawing              up                  students’         spanners, tyre
        balancing namely:         non printed     - Text books            - Adjustment        performances.     pressure gauge,
        - Static                  academic        - Journals              - Adherence to      Give relevant     tyre depth gauge,
        - dynamic                 materials,      - Lecture notes         manufacturer’s      printed and non   water, soap, wheel
        3.3 Explain principles of websites and                            specifications      printed           balancing
        wheel balancing.          manuals as                              - Safety            academic          machine, complete
        3.4 Discuss the           references to                           measures            materials,        tool box
        procedures for wheel      students.                               - Functionality     websites and
        balancing                 Solve as many                           test                manuals as
                                  problems as                                                 references to
                                  possible for                                                students.
                                  the students                                                Demonstrate
                                  during tutorial                                             the procedure
                                  classes.                                                    to perform
                                                                                              these practical
                                                                                              works.
        4.0 Understand the concept of wheel alignment
10-12   4.1 State the meaning of  Assess the      - Whiteboard            4.1 Carry out   Engage the            Tyre changing
        wheel alignment.          students’       - marker                wheel alignment students in           machines,
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4.2 Explain the                performances.     - Duster              using the           group work.       vulcanizing kit,
importance and function        Give relevant     - Instructional       following           Assess the        sizeable wheel
of wheel alignment             printed and          drawing            methods:            students’         spanners, tyre
4.3 Describe different         non printed       - Text books          - Microscopic       performances.     pressure gauge,
methods of wheel               academic          - Journals            (optical)           Give relevant     tyre depth gauge,
alignment namely:              materials,        - Lecture notes       - Computerized      printed and non   water, soap,
- Microscopic (optical)        websites and                            4.2 Select tools    printed           complete tool box,
- Computerized                 manuals as                              and equipment       academic          wheel balancing
4.4 Define the following       references to                           that are used in    materials,        machine
terms used in wheel            students.                               wheel               websites and
alignments:                    Solve as many                           alignment.          manuals as
i. Castor angle                problems as                             4.3 Rectify         references to
ii. Camber angle               possible for                                wheel           students.
iii. King-pi inclination       the students                            alignment faults    Demonstrate
iv. Toe in and toe out         during tutorial                         4.4 Observe         the procedure
4.5 Explain tools and          classes.                                safety              to perform
      equipment that are                                               precautions         these practical
      used in wheel                                                    related to wheel    works.
      alignment.                                                       alignment.
4.6 Describe common
      faults associated with
      wheel alignment, their
      causes and effects.
4.7 State safety
      precautions related
      wheel alignment.




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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Automatic Gear Box System

Course Code:             VAM 305

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Identify faults on gear box systems

2.0   Service manual and automatic gear box systems




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                                                  AUTOMATIC GEAR BOX SYSTEM

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course: Automatic Gear box system               Course Code: VAM 305              Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
                                                                                         hrs/wk
       Theoretical Contents                                            Practical Contents
       General Objective 1.0: Identify faults on gear box systems
Week   Specific Learning        Teachers Activities    Resources       Specific          Teachers            Resources
       Objectives                                                      Learning          Activities
                                                                       Objectives
1-6    1.1 Define key terms     Assess the students’ - Whiteboard 1.1 Identify           Engage the          Complete tool
           used in manual and performances.            - marker            common        students in group box, Gear box
           automatic gear box Give relevant            - Duster            faults on     work.               special tools
           systems.             printed and non        - Instructional     manual and Assess the             and parts
       1.2 State the functions printed academic           drawing          automatic     students’           cleaning trays,
           of a gear box        materials, websites - Text books           gear box      performances.       live vehicle
           system.              and manuals as         - Journals          systems,      Give relevant       with automatic
       1.3 Distinguish          references to          - Lecture           their causes printed and non      gear box and
           between manual       students.              notes               and effects. printed academic     complete
           and automatic        Solve as many                          1.2 Identify the materials,           automatic gear
           systems, their       problems as                                different     websites and        box
           advantages and       possible for the                           types of      manuals as
           disadvantages.       students during                            automatic     references to
       1.4 Describe the         tutorial classes.                          transmissio students.
           operating                                                       n fluids,     Demonstrate the
           principles of a                                                 their         procedure to
           manual gear box                                                 properties, perform these
           systems.                                                        characterist practical works.
       1.5 Describe the                                                    ics and
           operating                                                       applications
           principles of an                                                .
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    automatic gear box
    system.
1.6 Identify the
    components of
    manual and
    automatic gear box
    systems and their                             - Whiteboard
    functions.             Assess the students’   - marker
1.7 Identify common        performances.          -  Duster
    faults on manual       Give relevant          -  Instructional
    and automatic gear     printed and non            drawing
    box systems, their     printed academic       - Text books
    causes and effects.    materials, websites    - Journals
1.8 Explain the flow       and manuals as         - Lecture
    system of              references to          notes
    automatic              students.
    transmission fluid     Solve as many
    in automatic gear      problems as
    system.                possible for the
1.9 State the functions    students during
    of automatic           tutorial classes.
    transmission fluid.
1.10 Identify the
    different types of
    automatic
    transmission fluids,
    their properties,
    characteristics and
    applications.
1.11 State the
    functions of gear
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           oil in manual box
           systems.
       1.12 Identify the
           different gear box
           oils, their
           properties,
           characteristics
           advantages and
           disadvantages.
       1.13 State the
           importance of
           having adequate
           transmission fluid
           and gear box oil.
       General Objective 2.0: Service Manual and Automatic gear box system
7-12   2.1 Outline the routine Assess the students’ - Whiteboard 2.1 Use                       Engage the      Complete tool
           procedures for the performances.          - marker            manufactures’         students in     box, Gear box
           servicing of gear    Give relevant        - Duster            specifications        group work.     special tools
           box systems in       printed and non      - Instructional     to service a          Assess the      and parts
           accordance with      printed academic        drawing          gear box              students’       cleaning trays,
           manufactures’        materials, websites - Text books         system.               performances.   live vehicle
           specifications.      and manuals as       - Journals      2.2 Demonstrate           Give relevant   with automatic
       2.2 Demonstrate the      references to        - Lecture           the use of tools      printed and     gear box and
           use of tools and     students.            notes               and equipment         non printed     complete
           equipment used in Solve as many                               used in               academic        automatic gear
           servicing manual     problems as                              servicing             materials,      box
           and automatic gear possible for the                           manual and            websites and
           box systems.         students during                          automatic gear        manuals as
       2.3 Discuss how to       tutorial classes.                        box systems.          references to
           dismantle and                                             2.3 Dismantle and         students.
           assemble manual                                               assemble              Demonstrate
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    and automatic gear                                         manual and         the procedure
    box systems.                                               automatic gear     to perform
2.4 Explain adjustment                                         box systems.       these practical
    of gear selector                                       2.4 Adjust gear        works.
    mechanism.                                                 selector
2.5 Discuss how to                                             mechanism.
    replace                                                2.5 Replace
    components of                                              components of
    gear box systems.                                          gear box
                                                               systems.
                                                           2.6 Test drive
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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Electronic Diesel Engine Maintenance

Course Code:             VAM 306

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Service electronic diesel engines.

2.0   Rectify faults on Electronic diesel engines.




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                                                ELECTRONIC DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE

       PROGRAMME : NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course: Electronic Diesel Engine Maintenance             Course Code: VAM 306         Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       General Objective 1.0: Service Electronic Diesel Engines
       Theoretical Contents                                           Practical Contents
Week   Specific Learning            Teachers          Resources       Specific Learning        Teachers Activities Resources
       Objectives                   Activities                        Objectives
1-6    1.1 Explain the              Assess the        -               1.1 Identify by visual   Engage the          Live diesel
           justifications of the    students’         Whiteboard          inspection           students in group   electronic engines
           need for electronic      performances. - marker                different features work.                 with following
           diesel engine            Give relevant     - Duster            of conventional      Assess the          EDC applications:
           operations with          printed and       -                   diesel engine and students’              CDI, UPS, UIS,
           respect to:              non printed       Instructional       electronic diesel    performances.       manufacturer
          - improved                academic             drawing          engine.              Give relevant       manuals, CBTs
               performance          materials,        - Text books 1.2 Identify by visual      printed and non
          - better emission         websites and      - Journals          inspection           printed academic
               control              manuals as        - Lecture           electronically       materials, websites
          - wider applications      references to     notes               controlled diesel    and manuals as
       1.2 State the difference     students.                             fuel injection       references to
           between conventional Solve as many                             pumps and            students.
           diesel engine and        problems as                           mechanical pump Demonstrate the
           electronic diesel        possible for the                  1.3 Identify the         procedure to
           engine operations.       students during                       constructional       perform these
          - Limitation of the       tutorial classes.                     features of the      practical works.
               former over the                                            following types of
               later.                                                     Electronic Diesel
       1.3 Discuss the functions                                          Control systems
           and application of                                             (EDC) such as:
           electronically                                                - Common rail
           controlled diesel fuel                                             Diesel
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           injection pumps their                                               Injection (CDI)
           functions and                                                   - Unit Pump
           applications namely:                                                System (UPS)
          - In line pump                                                   - Unit Injector
          - Distributor pump                                                   System (UIS)
          Etc
       1.4 Discuss the following
           types of Electronic
           Diesel Control systems
           (EDC) in use, their
           operations, functions
           and applications.
          - Common rail Diesel
                Injection (CDI)
          - Unit Pump System
                (UPS)
          - Unit Injector
                System (UIS)
       General Objective 2.0: Rectify faults on Electronic Diesel Engines.
7-12   2.1 Explain the faults,      Assess the         -               2.1 Detect the            Engage the            Computerized
            symptoms and            students’          Whiteboard          following faults      students in group     diagnostic
            remedies of Common      performances. - marker                 and symptoms on       work.                 equipment,
            rail diesel Injector    Give relevant      - Duster            a CDI engine:         Assess the            autoscan tools,
            (CDI) namely:           printed and        -                   - Low rail            students’             digital multimeter,
          - Low rail pressure       non printed        Instructional           pressure          performances.         manufacturer
          - High rail pressure      academic              drawing          - High rail           Give relevant         special tools,
       2.2 Discuss Unit System      materials,         - Text books            pressure          printed and non       standard toolbox
            (UPS) faults,           websites and       - Journals      2.2 Detect fault and      printed academic      and manufacturer
            symptoms and            manuals as         - Lecture           symptoms in Unit      materials, websites   data.
            remedies.               references to      notes               Pump System           and manuals as
       2.3 Explain the Unit         students.                              (UPS).                references to
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    Injector System (UIS)   Solve as many                     2.3 Detect fault and      students.
    faults, systems and     problems as                           symptoms in Unit      Demonstrate the
    remedies                possible for the                      Injector System       procedure to
2.4 Discuss the following   students during                       (UIS) .               perform these
    electronic diesel       tutorial classes.                 2.4 Perform the           practical works.
    engine service                                                following
    maintenance                                                   electronic diesel
    procedures:                                                   engine service
   - Tools and                                                    maintenance
       equipment                                                  procedures:
       selection and set                                         - Tools and
       up.                                                            equipment
   - Manufacturer’s                                                   selection and
       Data                                                           set up.
   - Safety                                                      - Manufacturer’
       Requirements                                                   s Data
   - Sensors and                                                 - Sensors and
       Actuator Testing                                               Actuator
   - Control Units                                                    Testing
       Testing                                                   - Control Units
   - Component                                                        Testing
       replacements and                                          - Component
       adaptations.                                                   replacements
   - Fault Deleting                                                   and
       Procedures                                                     adaptations.
                                                                 - Fault Deleting
                                                                      Procedures
                                                              2.5 Observe Safety
                                                                  Requirements
                                                                  when carrying out
                                                                  2.4 above.
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Programme:               National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:            Electronic Ignition System

Course Code:             VAM 307

Contact Hour:            T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand the principles of operation of electronic ignition system.

2.0   Know how to set system parameter.




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                                                     ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSYTEM

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Electronic Ignition System         Course Code: VAM 307                   Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2 hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                         Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0: Understand the principles of operation of electronic ignition system
WEEK   Specific Learning             Teacher’s     Resources               Specific            Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                      activities                            Learning            activities
                                                                           Outcomes
1-6    1.1     Discuss the           Assess the    - Whiteboard            1.1 Identify        Engage the        Complete tool
               justification for     students’     - marker                vehicles fitted     students in       box, Scan
               the electronic        performances. - Duster                with the static     group work.       tools/diagnostic
               system in modern Give relevant      - Instructional         and dynamic         Assess the        s equipments,
               vehicles.             printed and      drawing              ignition coil.      students’         computer
       1.2     Explain the           non printed   - Text books                                performances.     printers, live
               limitations o f coil academic       - Journals                                  Give relevant     vehicle with
               ignition systems.     materials,    - Lecture notes                             printed and non electronic
       1.3     Describe the          websites and                                              printed           ignition system,
               transistorized        manuals as                                                academic          simulation/dem
               ignition system       references to                                             materials,        onstration
       1.4     Describe the          students.                                                 websites and      board
               constructional        Solve as many                                             manuals as
               features of the       problems as                                               references to
               following             possible for                                              students.
               electronic ignition the students                                                Demonstrate
               systems and their during tutorial                                               the procedure
               applications,         classes.                                                  to perform
               namely: static and                                                              these practical
               dynamic.                                                                        works.
       1.5     Discuss the
               electronic ignition
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               components, their
               functions and
               operating
               principles.
       General Obejective2.0 Know how to set system parameter
7-12   2.1 Highlight common,      Assess the      - Whiteboard            2.1 Detect faults   Engage the        Complete
           electronic ignition    students’       - marker                in electronic       students in       toolbox, Scan
           system faults, causes, performances. - Duster                  ignition system.    group work.       tools/diagnostic
           symptoms and           Give relevant   - Instructional         2.2 Carry out       Assess the        equipment,
           remedies.              printed and        drawing              maintenance of      students’         multimeters,
       2.2 Explain safety         non printed     - Text books            electronic          performances.     computer
           requirements in faults academic        - Journals              ignition systems    Give relevant     printers
           diagnosis and          materials,      - Lecture notes         using               printed and non
           rectification.         websites and                            appropriate         printed
       2.3 Describe different     manuals as                              diagnostic tools.   academic
           types the electronic   references to                                               materials,
           ignition maintenance students.                                                     websites and
           and diagnostic tools.  Solve as many                                               manuals as
       2.4 Discuss service        problems as                                                 references to
           maintenance            possible for                                                students.
           procedures such as:    the students                                                Demonstrate
          - Right selection of    during tutorial                                             the procedure
               tools              classes.                                                    to perform
          - Adherence to                                                                      these practical
               manufacturers’                                                                 works.
               specifications
          - testing and
               replacement
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Programme:              National Vocational Certificate in Automotive Mechatronics

Course Title:           Electronic Vehicle diagnosis

Course Code:            VAM 309

Contact Hour:           T:1 hr/wk - P: 2 hrs/wk



General Objectives

1.0   Understand operational principles of computerized vehicle diagnosis

2.0   Know how to configure system parameters




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                                                    ELECTRONIC VEHICLE DIAGNOSIS

       PROGRAMME: NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHATRONICS
       Course : Electronic Vehicle Diagnosis      Course Code: VAM 309                       Contact Hours: T:1hr/wk – P: 2
                                                                                             hrs/wk
       Theoretical Content                                               Practical Content
       General Objective 1.0 Understand operational principles of elctronics vehicle diagnosis
WEEK   Specific Learning            Teacher’s     Resources               Specific           Teacher’s         Resources
       Outcomes                     activities                            Learning           activities
                                                                          Outcomes
1-6    1.1 State the reasons for Assess the       - Whiteboard            1.1 Locate the     Engage the        Complete tool box,
           computerized             students’     - marker                on-board           students in       Scan
           diagnosis                performances. - Duster                diagnostic         group work.       tools/diagnostics
       1.2 List the advantages of Give relevant   - Instructional         socket on the      Assess the        equipments,
           computerized             printed and      drawing              vehicle.           students’         computer printers
           diagnosis                non printed   - Text books            1.2 Use various    performances.
       1.3 Identify various         academic      - Journals              diagnostic         Give relevant
           diagnositic              materials,    - Lecture notes         equipment and      printed and non
           equipment, their         websites and                          computerized       printed
           applications,            manuals as                            vehicle diagnosis academic
           advantages and           references to                         system             materials,
           disadvantages.           students.                             1.2 Demonstrate websites and
       1.4 Locate the on-board      Solve as many                             ability to use manuals as
           diagnostic socket on     problems as                               computer       references to
           the vehicle.             possible for                          1.3 Perform        students.
       1.5 Observe safely           the students                              vehicle self   Demonstrate
           precaution relating to during tutorial                             check.         the procedure
           computerized vehicle classes.                                  1.4 Retrieve       to perform
           diagnosis                                                          vehicle data these practical

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       1.6 Outline the procedure                                             electronicall   works.
           for computerized                                                  y from
           vehicle diagnosis                                                 diagnosis
       1.7 Demonstrate ability to                                            equipment.
           use computer                                                  1.5 Erase stored
       1.8 Perform vehicle self                                              fault on
           check.                                                            vehicle OBD.
       1.9 Interpret results of
           self check test.
       1.10 Analyze test
           results
       1.11 Delete and rectify
           stored faults in the
           ECU
       1.12 Identify various
           electronics
           components, their
           function and locations
           in vehicles
       General Objective 2.0 Know how to configure system parameters
7-12   2.1     Identify           Assess the     - Whiteboard            2.1 Carry out       Engage the        Complete toolbox,
               manufacturer’s     students’      - marker                parameter           students in       Scan
               specifications of  performances. - Duster                 measurement         group work.       tools/diagnostic
               various systems.   Give relevant  - Instructional         according to        Assess the        equipment,
       2.2     State the          printed and       drawing              manufacturer’s      students’         multimeters,
               procedures for     non printed    - Text books            specifications      performances.     computer printers
               retrieving         academic       - Journals                                  Give relevant
               manufacturer’s     materials,     - Lecture notes                             printed and non
               information via    websites and                                               printed
               the computer.      manuals as                                                 academic
       2.3     Explain parameter references to                                               materials,
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measurement      students.                                                    websites and
according to     Solve as many                                                manuals as
manufacturer’s   problems as                                                  references to
specifications   possible for                                                 students.
                 the students                                                 Demonstrate
                 during tutorial                                              the procedure
                 classes.                                                     to perform
                                                                              these practical
                                                                              works.




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      A. List of Equipment for Automotive Mechatronics Laboratory

S/No.      Description                                                                             Quantity

1.           Digital Multimeter (DMM)                                                                         5
2.           Potentiometer                                                                                    5
3.           Ohmmeter                                                                                         5
4.           Oscilloscope                                                                                     5
5.           Independent Power supply panel                                                                   5
6.           Personal Computers                                                                               20
7.           Printers                                                                                         2
8.           Scanner                                                                                          1
9.           Function Generator (a.c.)                                                                        5
10.          Function Generator (d.c.)                                                                        5
11.          Multimedia Data acquisition & Control board                                                      2
12.          Lab View Software (data acquisition & process control)                                           1 packet
13.          MATLAB software                                                                                  1
14.          Bench link software (HP, LG, IBM, etc.)                                                          1
15.          Engine analysis, Part sourcing & assembling techniques tools                                     1
16.          Training board (Auto-electric)                                                                   1
17.          Plug-in-cables                                                                                   1
18.          Pneumatic training unit                                                                          1
19.          Hydraulic board                                                                                  1
20.          Bearing and Precision assembly kit                                                               1
21.




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      B.   List of Equipment for Automotive Mechatronic Workshop

S/No.        Description                                                                                   Quantity

1.           Automatic crane                                                                               1
2.           Digital alignment unit                                                                        1
3.           Fuel Injection testing unit                                                                   1
4.           Live vehicles                                                                                  various models
5.           Model diesel & petrol engines                                                                 1 each
6.           Manual transmission units                                                                     1
7.           Automatic transmission units                                                                  1
8.           Assorted motor parts models                                                                   various
9.           Digital wheel balancing machines                                                              1
10.          Mobile cranes                                                                                 1
11.          Vulcanizing units                                                                             1
12.          D.C. charging kits                                                                            1
13.          Welding machines (MIG, Arc, Gas, etc.)                                                        1 each
14.          Mobile tool boxes                                                                             10
15.          Bench vices                                                                                   10
16.          Column drilling machine                                                                       1
17.          Student Lathes                                                                                1
18.          Power saw                                                                                     1
19.          Floor grinding machine                                                                        1
20.          Table grinding machines                                                                       1
21.          Table drilling machine                                                                        1
22.          Measuring and marking out tables                                                              1
23.          Work benches with a.c. plug-in facilities                                                     6
24.          Hydraulic brake testing unit                                                                  1
25.          Hydraulic jacks                                                                               2
26.          Hydraulic stands                                                                              2
27.          Floor jacks (6 ton capacity)                                                                  2

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28.           Cable stands (mobile and stationary)                                                         2 each
29.           Headlight alignment unit                                                                     1
30.           Modern training facilities (multimedia & overhead projectors, mobile board, board fax)       1 each
31.           Fuel pressure gauge                                                                          2
32.           Engine stand                                                                                 2
33.           Diagonostic equiptment                                                                       2


      C.   DRAWING ROOM/STUDIO

1          Drawing table complete with drafting machine/stools                                            30
2          Drawing set complete with pens for ink work                                                    2
3          45o set squares                                                                                2
4          60o set squares                                                                                2
5          Blue printing machine                                                                          1
6          Adjustable set squares                                                                         5
7          Desk sharpener                                                                                 5
8          Triangular scale rule (30 mm)                                                                  5
9          Flat scale rule (300 mm)                                                                       5
10         Blackboard ruler (1m)                                                                          4-1
11         Blackboard Tee squares                                                                         4-1
12         Blackboard set square (45o 60o)                                                                2 each
13         Blackboard compasses                                                                           4-1
14         Blackboard protractor                                                                          4-1
15         French curve set                                                                               5
16         Letter stencils (3 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm and 10 mm)                                                   5 each
17         Rubber stencils (3 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 6 mm and 10 mm)                                             5 each

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18   Erasing stencils                                                                                  5 each
19   Drawing rack/shelves for 30 students
20   Personal computers                                                                            2
21   Plotter                                                                                       1
22   Printer to handle A3 size                                                                     1


D. METROLOGY LABORATORY

1    Comparator (Mechanical)                                                                       1
2    Universal measuring microscope                                                                1
3    Bench testing centers                                                                         1
4    Angle gauge                                                                                   1
5    Set of slip gauge                                                                             1
6    Sine bars with centers                                                                        1
7    Engineers level                                                                               1
8    Micrometers (assorted denomination)                                                           2 each
9    Vee blocks (assorted sizes)                                                                   2 each
10   Magnetic vee block                                                                            1
11   Vernier calipers                                                                              3
12   Vernier height gauge                                                                          2
13   Angle plate                                                                                   1
14   Limit gauges for holes, shafts, and threads                                                   3 each
15   Surface plate                                                                                 1
16   Marking out table                                                                             1
17   Parallel strips                                                                               4 pairs
18   Bevel protractor                                                                              2
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19   Dial gauges and magnetic stand                                                            2
20   Engineers’ square                                                                         2
21   Thread gauge                                                                              2
22   Radius gauge                                                                              2
23   Feeler gauge                                                                              2
24   Steel rule                                                                                4
25   Combination set                                                                           2




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           LIST OF PARTICIPANTS




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                                Expert Group Meeting between 9th and 13th February 2009
1. Mr. F.C. Udeh
   Training Manager,
   Anammco Training Centre, Enugu
2. Engr. O.O. Bello
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
3. Engr. S.M. Yusuf
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
4. Engr. A D K Muhammad
   Desk Officer (VEI/IEI)
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
5. Engr. J.O. Falade
   Ag. Deputy Director,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
6. Dr. M. S. Abubakar
   Director of Programmes,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
7. Engr. Dr. Nuru A Yakubu, OON
   Executive Secretary,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna


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                              National Critique Workshop between 10th and 13th March 2009
1. Mr. F.C. Udeh
   Anammco Training Centre, Enugu
2. Mr. Pakshar J. Yakubu
   Peugeot Automobile Nig. Ltd, Kaduna
3. Engr. Awunde Peter
   Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Abuja
4. Engr. O.O. Bello
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
5. Engr. S.M. Yusuf
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
6. Engr. A D K Muhammad
   Desk Officer (VEI/IEI)
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
7. Engr. J.O. Falade
   Ag. Deputy Director,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna




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8. Dr. M. S. Abubakar
   Director of Programmes,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna
9. Engr. Dr. Nuru A Yakubu, OON
   Executive Secretary,
   National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna




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