Automotive Industry: Technical and Contextual Explorations Part 1 (Diploma-Postgraduate)

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Brussels (Belgium), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and 6 other venues

£ 10,000 - (Rs 8,39,211)
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Suitable for: This course is designed for: Mechanics. Automotive Engineers. Automotive Technicians. Drivers. Others who are interested to learn about fundamentals of automotive

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Where and when

Starts Location
Al Farwānīyah
al-Kuwait, Kuwait
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Damrak 1-5, 1012, Noord Holland, Netherlands
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Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
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Champolion, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Coral Deira Hotel, Muraqabat Street, Deria, Dubai, 82999,, 82999, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Course programme

Course Contents, Concepts nad Issues:

Engine Building

Concept of Engine

Internal Combustion Engine

Building an Engine on Paper

Fuel Uses

Basic Force of an Engine

Trapping the Explosion

Simple Engine

Parts of Engine

Fastening the Parts

Lengthen the Piston

Getting Fuel into the Engine

Removable Cylinder Head

Fuel Intake and Exhaust Passages


Four-Stroke Cycle


Vacuum Pump

Then Intake Stroke

The Compression Stroke

Power Stroke

Exhaust Stroke

Completed Cycle

Cycle Repeated

Opening and Closing Valves


Valve Lifter

Camshaft Speed

Turning The Camshaft

Timing The Valves

The Flywheel

Basic Engine Completed

Design, Construction, Application of Engine Components

The Engine Block



Piston Materials

Piston Expansion Problems

Partial Skirt Piston

Piston Temperature

Piston Construction

Piston Head Shape

Piston Rings

Types of Rings

Piston Pins

Connecting Rods

Rod Construction

Rod Bearing


Main Bearings

Crankshaft Throws

Crank Vibration

Vibration Damper

Balance Shafts

Drilled, Ground and Polished

Timing Gears





Valve Seats

Valve Guides

Valve Springs

Mechanical Valve Litters

Hydraulic Valve Litters

Reducing Valve Wear

Valve Timing

Cylinder Head

Oil Pan

Timing Gear Cover




Other Parts

Classifying Engine and Identifying the Parts

Cycle Classification

Valve Location Classifications

L-Head, T-Head and F-Head Designs


Overhead Valve Adjustment

Valve-To-Piston Clearance

Detonation and Preignition

Combustion Chamber Design

Ricardo Combustion Chamber

Hemispherical Combustion Chamber

Wedge Shape Combustion Chamber

Cylinder Classification

Inline Engine

V-Type Engine

Horizontal-Opposed Engines

Firing Order

Cooling Classification

Fuel Classification

Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke Cycle Diesel Engines

Rotary Engines

Miller-Cycle Engines

Natural Gas Engines

Experimental Engines

Engine Mounting

Identification and Classification

Safety Lab Procedures: Avoiding Accidents

Kinds of Accidents

How Accidents Happen

Effects of Accidents

Reducing the Possibility of Accidents

Dressing Safely for Work

Keeping a Neat Shop

Identifying Unsafe Conditions

Waste Chemical Disposal

Proper Work Procedure

Doing the Job Right

Automotive Tools

Tool Material

Tool Construction

Tool Handling And Storage

Types of Tools

Measuring Tools

Engine Tests and Measurements


Horsepower Formula

Potential Horsepower

Thermal Efficiency

Mechanical Efficiency

Practical Efficiency

Indicated Horsepower

Brake Horsepower

Gross and Net Horsepower Ratings

Frictional Horsepower


Torque and Brake Horsepower, Distinctions

Volumetric Efficiency

Engine Size, Displacement

Cylinder Bore

Piston Stroke

Compression Ratio

Electrical System Fundamentals

Basic Electricity

The Electron Theory

Conventional Theory



Electrical Current

Current Flow


Electrical Resistance

Test Meters

Conductors (Materials)


Electrical Circuits

Series-Parallel Circuit

Vehicle Chassis

Ohm’s Law



Basic Automotive Electronics



Ignition System

Necessity of High Voltage

Primary Circuit


Ignition Switch


Ignition Coil

Methods of Current Interruption

Distributorless Ignition System

Primary Circuit Complete

Secondary Circuit

Spark Plug Construction

Spark Plug Heat Range

Resistor Spark Plugs

Distributor Cap


Spark Plug Wires

Ignition Timing And Advance

Setting Basic Timing

Timing Advance Mechanism

Fuel Injection Systems

Providing the Correct Air-Fuel Mixture

Fuel Injection

Direct and Indirect Injection

Mechanical and Electronic Injection

Computer-Controlled Electronic Fuel Injection System

Pulse Fuel Injection

Types of Pulse Fuel Injection Systems

Throttle Body Injection

Multiport Fuel Injection

Pulse Fuel Injection System Components

Air Induction System

Fuel Delivery System

Engine Control Computer

Electronic Sensors

Continuous Pulse Fuel Injection Systems

Fuel Flow Control

Complete Air-Fuel Control Unit

Diesel Fuel Injection

Diesel Fuel

Overall Diesel Fuel System

Injector Pump Types

Distributor Type Injection Pump

Other Pump Features

Diesel Injector Types

Glow Plugs and Intake Air Heaters

Superchargers and Turbochargersuel Supply and Carburetors

Fuel Supply System

Fuel Tank

Gasoline Pickup Tube

How Gasoline Leaves the Tank

Electric Fuel Pump

Fuel Filter

Fuel Lines

Vapour Lock Eliminations


Building a Carburetor

Basic Carburetor is Complete

Correcting the Remaining Faults

Carburetor Circuits

Intake Manifold Design

Air Cleaners

Carburetor Classification

Cooling System

The Need for a Cooling System

Methods of Cooling

Liquid-Cooled Engines

First Job Complete

Lubrication Systems

The Need For Lubrication Systems


Fraction Reduction

Bearing Construction and Friction

Engine Oil

Engine Oil Jobs

Refining Engine Oil

Oil Viscosity

Engine Oil Service Classification

Oil Change Intervals

Engine Lubrication Systems

How Oil Works

Types of Lubrication Systems

Components of the Pressure-Splash System

Pressure Relief Valve

Oil Galleries and Lines

Oil Enters Bearing

Hydraulic Valve Lifters

Oil Filtration

Crankcase Ventilation

Oil Seals

Oil Pressure Indicators


Cooling the Oil

Exhaust Systems

Purpose of the Exhaust System

Exhaust System Design

Exhaust System Components

Exhaust Manifolds

Exhaust Pipes

Catalytic Converters





Heat Shields

Exhaust System Materials

Sealing the Exhaust System

Exhaust Pipe-To-Manifold Connections

Pipe-To-Pipe Connections

Other Connections

Emissions Systems

The Need for Emission Control

Emission Control Systems

Engine Modifications And Controls

Engine Modifications

Fuel System Controls

Spark Timing Controls

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)

External Cleaning Systems

Air Injection System

Pulse Air Injection

Catalytic Converter

Multiple Converters

Diesel Catalytic Converters

Fuel Vapour Controls

Positive Crankcase Ventilation

Evaporation Control Systems (ECSs)

Computer Control Emission Systems

Emission Systems Caution

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