Supermileage Vehicle: Syllabus

Supermileage Vehicle
Transportation Technology Occupations
High Mileage Vehicle

Program Code: 170303 Course Code:
Grades 10 - 12
Grad Standard: New Product Development
1 semester credit, meets 85 times, 47 minutes each time for 66.5 hours


Course Description
In an effort to increase awareness in the area of fuel economy, a one man, fuel efficient vehicle, powered by a single cylinder 4 stroke engine, will be built to compete against other schools in the state. The vehicles run a specified course at Brainerd International Raceway with the vehicle obtaining the highest miles-per-gallon rating winning the competition.

Course Assignments
Assignment I: Vehicle design rules and limitations. Competition requirements are discussed.

Assignment Il: Workplace Safety

Assignment IIl: Vehicle design. Vehicle configuration, drive train, and braking system for the vehicle must be completed and submitted to the competition committee by the deadline established.

Assignment IV: Vehicle construction. Lab time is spent building the vehicle. A knowledge of metals processes and small gas engines is very helpful.

Assignment V: Testing. Vehicle needs to be tested to determine completeness.

Assignment Vl: Competition. The competition is held each spring at Brainerd International Raceway against other schools in the state.

Additional requirements
Attendance: Since this a task performance type of class, you need to be in class in order to perform the tasks required and receive the information presented. Points will be deducted from your daily grade for absences and tardies. Students can replace missed points by making up lab time before or after school or presenting missed lecture notes to instructor. 2 days for make up are allowed for each day absent per school policy.

Due dates: Written assignments will be due on or before the date given. Late assignments will be downgraded 1/3 grade for each day after the due date.

Class members will be expected to participate in fund raising for materials and travel expenses.

Completion of Metal Technology I and Small Gas Engines are pre-requisites to your participation in this class.

Competition drivers must possess a valid driver’s license.

Grading Policy
Both quarter grades will be determined by total points of daily effort and design proposal. Semester grades will be determined by performance of the vehicle at competition.

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
Below 60 % F

 


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