Course Brief

Unit Abstract:

This unit will develop learners’ knowledge of electronic power steering systems and active suspension control systems. Learners are then introduced to anti-locking braking systems,traction control systems and integrated dynamic stability control systems.

Learning outcome 3 is concerned with advanced central locking and security systems, integrated heating and air conditioning and driver and passenger impact protection. Finally learners will carry out and record the results of practical fault diagnosis tests on advanced vehicle power
steering, suspension and central body systems. This will also require them to interpret the results from the fault diagnosis tests and evaluate the serviceability of a system and its components.


  • 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.