ECTS - Transmission Systems and Design

Transmission Systems and Design (AE436) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Transmission Systems and Design AE436 3 1 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MECE204 Dynamics
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Ender İnce
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to provide the student with basic gear theory (types of gears, gear wear, bearings, basic gear adjustments, gear trains and transmission, drivetrain); engine, transmission, transmission gears, final drive and differential; gearbox requirements; manual, dual clutch and automatic transmissions; gear shifting; and FWD, RWD and AWD systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between existing transmission systems of land vehicles; i.e. manual, dual clutch, automatic transmissions, continuously variable transmission systems (CVT) and other applications.
  • Define power flow and power conversion in mechanical systems.
  • Design and analyze the subcomponents of transmission systems e.g. gears, bearings, shafts, clutches, torque converters.
  • Design transmission drive systems based on the needs and intended use of a vehicle.
Course Content Overview of transmission systems; power flow and power conversion; matching engine and transmission; automotive transmission systems; design of gearwheel, shafts, bearings, clutches, torque converters and other design elements; automotive transmission development process.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, History of Transmissions
2 Overview of Transmission Systems Review of previous weeks’ subjects
3 Power Flow and Power Conversion Review of previous weeks’ subjects
4 Matching Engine and Transmission Review of previous weeks’ subjects
5 Automotive Transmission Systems Review of previous weeks’ subjects
6 Automotive Transmission Systems -2 Review of previous weeks’ subjects
7 Design of Gearwheel Review of previous weeks’ subjects
8 Midterm Exam Review of previous weeks’ subjects
9 Design of Shafts and Bearings Review of previous weeks’ subjects
10 Gearshifting Mechanisms Review of previous weeks’ subjects
11 Clutches and Torque Converters Review of previous weeks’ subjects
12 Further Design Elements Review of previous weeks’ subjects
13 Automotive Transmission Development Process Review of previous weeks’ subjects
14 Other Topics and Review Review of previous weeks’ subjects
15 Final exam


Course Book 1. Automotive Transmissions - Fundamentals, Selection, Design and Application, 2nd Edition, H. Naunheimer, B. Bertsche, J. Ryborz, W. Novak, Springer, 2011

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 15
Homework Assignments 6 18
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 27
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 11 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines. X
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually. X
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously. X
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications. X
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. X
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices. X
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems. X
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field. X
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 2 28
Laboratory 14 2 28
Application 3 2 6
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 6 2 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 13 13
Total Workload 125