Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Module MV-LAF-M220-M-7

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

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-LAF-M220-M-7 Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LAF] Vehicle Propulsion Systems
Reference course of study [MV-88.235-SG] M.Sc. Vehicle Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-LAF-86321-K-7
Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-LAF-86321-K-7]: Title: "Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10321 ("Concept and design of engines and powertrain systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


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 of the module (informal)

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

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-LAF-M220-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-FT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Fahrzeugtechnik 2022
[MV-FT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Fahrzeugtechnik