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Motorised vehicles have become essential for mobility in an expanding society. Safety is one of the crucial aspects that needs to be considered in the design and development of vehicles. Vehicle safety performance should integrate good performance of structural crash worthiness, injury protection, accident prevention and brake systems. Advanced safety technology is needed as well as the safety performance assessment of vehicle structure and all safety-related components.
The Automotive Safety and Assessment Engineering program (ASAE) focuses on the fundamentals of vehicle systems and modules, design for crash worthiness and active and passive safety technologies. Global vehicle testing standards for automotive safety, performance and emissions are introduced as well as regulations for vehicle and component evaluation. Field tests, laboratory work and automotive company field trips will enhance students’ practical skills. This will provide a balance of theory and practical aspects to ensure students’ capability for the automotive industry.