315.032 Future development of gasoline engines
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • respond to customer requirements while considering the development boundary conditions and legal regulations.
  • use engineering fundamentals to optimize engines for their intended use.
  • provide information about the latest developments in gasoline engines.
  • provide information about possible future developments.

Subject of course

  1. Boundary conditions for future developments - Legal requirements - Customer requirements
  2. Reduction of fuel consumption - Thermodynamics (e.g. gasoline direct injection, variable valve train systems, charge dilution, ...) - Reduction of engine parasitic losses - Downsizing, shifting the engine's operation to higher loads
  3. Alternative fuels
  4. Improvement of full load performance - Improved volumetric efficiency for natural aspirated engines - Charging
  5. Reduction of exhaust emissions - engine internal measures - exhaust gas aftertreatment
  6. Improved engine architecture - Mass reduction - Cost reduction - Improved engine comfort
  7. Current implementations of technologies in spark ignition engines
  8. Development trends for the future

Teaching methods

under construction

Mode of examination




Course dates

09:00 - 16:0004.05.2021 - 05.05.2021 Virtuell (Cisco Webex) (LIVE)Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Future development of gasoline engines - Single appointments
Tue04.05.202109:00 - 16:00 Virtuell (Cisco Webex)Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Wed05.05.202109:00 - 16:00 Virtuell (Cisco Webex)Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Covid-regulations apply until further notice regarding exams!


PLEASE NOTE: All exams at our institute are to be taken in GERMAN!

Exams to this course take place (in writing) at the institute's monthly exam dates (the dates can be seen on our homepage www.ifa.tuwien.ac.at or on the TISS page of lecture 315.282 "KFZ-Technik", all dates given there are potential exam dates for this course). The course will not be examined every single month, but - depending on demand and space in the lecture hall - as often as possible! Registrations are only possible for the next possible exam date!

Exam registrations and de-registrations take place in TISS (if an exam date has already been posted). If there is no exam date visible in TISS, please send an e-mail to info@ifa.tuwien.ac.at, specifying the course, your matriculation number and your study code.

As all our written exams take place in parallel, registration for only one exam is permitted per exam date! Multiple registrations will not be tolerated! Failure to turn up to an exam to which the student has registered will result in an 8-week ban on the exam (in accordance with section 18a of the Statute on Study Law)! De-registrations after the registration deadline will not be considered!


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:00 - 10:0020.05.2021 Zoom - Schriftliche Online-Prüfung auf Papierwritten19.04.2021 08:00 - 17.05.2021 12:00TISSOnline-Prüfung "Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors"

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.01.2021 08:00 03.05.2021 12:00 03.05.2021 12:00


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Lecture Notes available on TISS.