Mechanical Engineering Department

“Automotive Technology”
{Academic Year 1428-1429, 2nd Semester}


Course Title: Internal Combustion Engines                                                        Code: AET 407

Credit hrs: 4, (2-2-0)


Course Teacher: Dr. Kassem Mourad

Class Schedule: (15-G-18)

                           (Group 2910) Sat. 1-2 & Wed. 3-4, (Group 2912) Sun. 3-3, Wed. 1-2

Office hrs: (Office 15-S-30), Sat. 5, Tues. 4-5, Wed. 5


Course Objective:

1.      Understanding the thermal design of ICE based on thermodynamic cycles.

2.      Study of the influential parameters affecting engine design and performance.

3.      Develop a thorough understanding of emission control systems and test cycles

4.      Understanding the importance and methods to emission control and through the study of the emission control systems- types and operation.



  1. Engine Operating Theory

Automobile’s Engines: Engine types, Specifications, Constructions, Locations …

  1. Engine Design

Engine thermal design: Thermal cycles, Combustion, Heat balance, Cooling system, Combustion problems, Engine emission and pollution.
Engine Mechanical design: Engine mechanical components, Design and operation parameters.

  1. Engine Performance

Engine Torque and Power: Torque, Indicated and Brake power, Friction losses, Mechanical efficiency, Lubricating system.

Engine Management: Electronic ignition system, Fuel injection system.

Engine emission control: The exhaust system, Method and systems of emission control

  1. Engine Operation and Maintenance

Engine Operating Economy: Fuel consumption, Running and maintenance costs.

Periodical Maintenance and Repair: Workshop tools and equipment, Engine inspection, Engine fault diagnosis, Maintenance and repair procedures.



- Heywood, J.B., “Internal Combustion Engines Fundamentals”, McGraw Hill Book Company

- Obert, E.F., “Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution”, Harper & Row Publishers



- Duffy, James E., “Auto Engines Technology”, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.

- Mitchell, “Automotive Emission Control-Basic Service Training Manual”, Mitchell Information Service, Inc.



Grade Distribution:

                                                Attendance                     6 points

                                                Homework                   10 points

                                                Participation                   4 points

                                                Mid term exam I           15 points

                                                Mid term exam II          15 points


                                                Class work                   50 points                                 

                                                Final exam                    50 points


* Total of 100 points (60 points needed to pass the course).


General rules


·    The student will be considered absent in a class after the teacher finishes taking the students’ attendance.

·    The student will not be allowed to come into class after 20 minutes have passed from the beginning of class, unless he has a very good excuse.

·    In case the student is absent in three classes without official excuse he will not be permitted to attend the final exam.

·    The student will be considered absent with excuse in case he brings an official excuse from the college administration.

·    There will be two points’ deduction for each absence without permission.

·    The student should follow college dress code when attending all classes.


Homework and homework report:

·    The homework report should be written on one face of A4 papers.

·    The homework should be handwritten in pencil and the use of a computer will not be allowed unless otherwise stated.

·    The exercise number and heading should be written before the answer.

·    When writing the answer you should start by writing the formula used first then followed by your answer.

·    The units used should be included in the final answer.

·    The homework should have a cover page with all the required information filled in. Reports should be stapled correctly.

·    The homework should be handed in the beginning of the class on the assigned date.

·     Homework that does not follow these rules will not be taken into consideration


The mid term exams:

·    In case the student misses one of the mid term exams without official excuse (permit), he will not have another exam and his grade in this exam will be null.

·    In case the student misses one of the mid term exams with official excuse, the teacher of the course will take what he sees fit to evaluate the student.

·    In case the student gets a low grade in the mid term exam, he will not have another chance or a make-up exam.

·    The student should bring all the necessary tools needed for the exam (calculator, pencil ….etc.)