Course Brief

Unit Abstract:

This unit will provide learners with an advanced understanding of vehicle fault diagnosis and will enhance their ability to diagnose faults and select appropriate equipment from given data in a number of disciplines. They will also learn about techniques of measurement when determining the performance of a vehicle system.

Learning outcome 1 will enable learners to increase their knowledge of fault diagnostic techniques and the interpretation of fault symptoms. Learning outcome 2 considers the principles of measurement and testing to determine the performance of vehicle systems. Learning outcome  3 is concerned with the evaluation and presentation of test results and the production of a fault location guide for a given vehicle.


  • This course is offered in 45 hours.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Automotive Engineering

    The main aims of the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Automotive Engineering are to:

    • Prepare students for a range of technical, professional and management career disciplines in automotive engineering by providing them with the core knowledge, skills and techniques required.
    • Enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment within the automotive engineering sector.
    • Provide students with a flexible progression pathway  to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in automotive engineering.
    • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.


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