315.737 Automotive Powertrains - Advanced
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to gain a much deeper knowledge of vehicle drive technology - beyond the fundamentals of the lecture - in particular of the still dominant combustion engine, but also of alternative drive systems.

Subject of course

Based on the lecture "Automotive Powertrains" the following topics will be discussed: exhaust emissions, mixture formation and distribution, carburation, ignition system of the SI-engine, mechanics, thermodynamics, fuel and lubrication, cooling, operating supplies, examples of completed motors, future automotive motors.

Teaching methods

Oral frontal presentation with the help of slides (PowerPoint), a script for download and various visual objects as hardware. These will be given to the students. In addition, video and animations are used.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

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!

If you are between the grades 1 and 2 or 4 and 5 after the written exam, there is the possibility of an additional oral exam, on the 2nd Friday following the exam at 10 a.m.

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!

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.02.2020 08:00



Scripts and exam questions (in German!) for registered users only.