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CR 046

Key Info

  • Course CodeCR 046
  • Field of StudyAutomotive Technology and Management
  • Type of CourseDegree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Science
  • Type of Study Full time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
  • CAO 1st RoundEntry 2019: 214

The course has a unique combination of theoretical and applied areas of study in conjunction with relevant business subjects. This course aims to provide the graduate with the practical, analytical, managerial, and interpersonal skills necessary for a successful career within the automotive industry.


The course is taught through a combination of lectures, practical work and assignments related to practical aspects, e.g. motor vehicle technology, garage practice, automobile electronics, advanced diagnostics, CAD/vehicle design, etc.


Upon successful completion of this degree programme the graduate will be able to


  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the technologies, procedures, administration and management practices applicable to all areas within the automotive/transport sector.
  • assess technical, managerial, legal and financial aspects of the automotive/transport industry.
  • identify, assess and evaluate technical, administrative, financial, legal and ethical issues arising in the automotive industry.
  • evaluate and respond to technical and managerial challenges which arise in the automotive sector.
  • demonstrate leadership roles, working autonomously and as a part of a multidisciplinary team. An ability to supervise staff at various levels within the motor industry.
  • identify personal and professional learning requirements and satisfy these needs within a structured learning environment.


Graduates will have an understanding of the wider business and economic context which the automotive sector operates within, and an appreciation of the importance of high ethical standards within the automotive sector.


Work placement is incorporated for those who progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport Management.


Further Study

Degree holders having reached the specified academic standards are eligible to apply for progression into the one year add-on honours degree
BSc (Honours) in Transport Management


Question Time

Can I become a motor mechanic from the course?
No, to become a motor mechanic requires registration with Solas and completing an apprenticeship.


Is there work placement in Ireland or abroad during the course?
Work placement is incorporated for those who progress to the BSc (Honours) in Transport Management (Level 8) programme.


Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate award after two years?
Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automobile Technology.


Graduate Profiles

James Kenny
Marketing & Business Development Manager


“This course, through its combination of theoretical and applied study, provided me with a basis for a prosperous career within the dynamic automotive sector.


Upon completion of the Level 7 degree programme, I advanced to the BSc (Honours) in Transport Management where I undertook my work placement at A.O’C Commercials - Cork’s Authorised Scania Dealer, where I worked within the company’s busy Aftersales department. Following the completion of my exams in summer 2018, I took up a fulltime role as Marketing & Business Development Manager at A.O’C Commercials.


My current role sees me responsible for the development of A.O’C Commercials company/brand presence while also growing the Business to Business aspect of the company’s aftersales operations.”


Muireann Hayes
Service Advisor


“I completed the BSc in Automotive Technology and Management and then progressed to the BSc (Honours) in Transport Management. CIT was the obvious choice for me as it is known for providing excellent technical and engineering courses.


Through the mixture of practical and theory modules, this Degree has provided me with the skills needed to work in the motor & transport industries. The course has very strong connections with companies in the industry, which assisted me in acquiring my current role as a Service Advisor with Noel Deasy Cars, a Skoda Main Dealer in Cork.


I would highly recommend this course for anyone with an interest in motor or transport industries. These industries are evolving all the time and there are ever-increasing career opportunities available for graduates.”


Thomas Allen
Fleet Business Specialist

“Following my graduation, I immediately gained employment with Ford Ireland where I am currently working as a Fleet Business Specialist. My responsibilities involve liaising with high profile fleet clients on a daily basis, overseeing the fleet maintenance system and conducting dealer audits.

The knowledge I gained during the course gave me the required skills needed to work for a leading manufacturer in a fast paced environment.”


David Galvin
Transport Logistics: Inventory & Systems Controller

“After graduating in 2014, I secured employment with Lucey Transport, a leading Irish Logistics company. The degree course gave me the analytical skills necessary for my role in Lucey Transport which involves managing inventory and logistics systems effectively.

The degree provides the basis for a solid career path in the Transport and Logistics areas.”


For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects. The five subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam.

This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.


For information of Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and Financial Assistance, please click here

This Degree provides varied and rewarding career opportunities in many types of enterprise throughout the industry ranging from motor dealerships to vehicle manufacturing and transport companies. Employment opportunities include supervisory, management and technical positions within sales and after-sales sectors of the motor, transport, and fleet industries. The Degree lends itself towards a career within vehicle distributors/manufacturers along with vehicle assessing. Business start-up opportunities are also possible.


Potential Areas of Employment

  • Motor Dealerships: Sales and After-Sales Departments
  • Transport and Logistics Companies
  • Motor Vehicle Distributor Organisations
  • Motor Vehicle Assessors

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following links:

Bachelor of Sciences in Automotive Technology & Management (Level 7)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport Management (Level 8)

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