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Course MV-LAF-86321-K-7

Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LAF] Vehicle Propulsion Systems
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The lecture provides essential information on:
  • theoretical basics
  • crank drives
  • valve trains
  • intake and exhaust systems
  • naturally aspirated engines and turbocharging
  • engine process simulation
  • the powertrain (conventional and hybrid)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • gain a deeper understanding of engines and how they increase performance and efficiency (using sports cars/motorcycles and motorsport as examples).
  • understand the decisive components of performance design.
  • understand the correlations between the components and thus be able to improve them.
  • evaluate the high demands caused by the loads in the engine.
  • discuss the interrelationships of power and torque increase on the 4-stroke petrol engine.
  • understand the various requirements in the design of an engine and the use and necessity of engine process simulation (excursus).
  • name modern powertrains with their components, assess their suitability for vehicle concepts and, if necessary, make recommendations for optimization.


  • Basshuysen: Handbuch Verbrennungsmotor, Springer Verlag
  • Publications from technical journals

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Recommended prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of thermodynamics, basic knowledge of mechanics, internal combustion engines and/or vehicle propulsion systems.

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-LAF-86321-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-LAF-M220-M-7] Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP