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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EAUPT_7
  • Field of StudyMotor,Craft Studies
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Start Date
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
The course will include coverage of engine construction, timing diagrams diesel and petrol systems, transmission systems, gearboxes, drive layouts, steering, suspension and brake systems. It will also cover electrical circuit principles, sensors, actuators displays, fault-finding ignition/injection systems, lighting and cooling systems, ABS Braking and SRS Systems. This is a classroom-based course.

Course Fee: €650 (inc. exam fee)

Course delivery: One night per week for two semesters

The course will consist of two modules

  • Automotive Powertrain Electronics AUTO7015
  • Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Systems AUTO7014

covering more advanced aspects of automotive electrical components 
and systems. 


Special Purpose Award  (10 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications) awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.

Certificate in Automotive Technology or equivalent.


How to Apply

  • To apply, please contact Gary O'Neill by email gary.oneill@cit.ie or tel: 021 4326711, or the Department Secretary, Geraldine Mahon by email geraldine.mahon@cit.ie
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €650 online if a place on a course is offered. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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