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Automotive Technology and Management (BSc Degree)

  • Course Code

    CR 046

  • Field of Study

    Automotive Technology and Management

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  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters). One additional year (2 semesters) for students who progress to the honours degree.

Admission Requirements:

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.

Work Placement

Students are encouraged to work in the industry during their summer vacations. Those who progress to the Honours degree are required to complete a minimum of six weeks work placement.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Engineering, Physics, and Business.

Course summary

Motor vehicle technology and the motor industry in general have undergone dramatic changes in recent times. Technological advances have made vehicles more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and safer, whilst at the same time strict standards are being enforced by manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The motor and transport industries require highly qualified people at supervisory and management level. This course is designed to take account of these advances and it prepares graduates for employment within such a dynamic industry.

Further studies

Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance are eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport Management.


Process, Energy and Transport Engineering

Please Note: 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.

About the Course

The course has a unique combination of theoretical and applied areas of study in conjunction with relevant business subjects. In short, the course provides the basis for a successful career within the motor and transport industries.

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.

Work placement is incorporated for those who progress to the Honours Degree.

Further Study

Degree holders having reached the specified academic standards are eligible to apply for progression into the 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.

Graduate Profile

Patrick Hourihane

Transport Manager

“In 2010, I completed my BSc in Transport Management & Technology (now titled BSc in Automotive Technology and Management) in CIT and I continued there to obtain my BSc (Honours) in Transport Management in 2011.

I immediately got a job with Creedon Transport. The experience I got there stood to me and I’m now a Transport Manager for Thames Materials in London, with a fleet of 40 trucks. My day involves the daily planning, routing and maintenance for all the fleet. The degree course in CIT really prepared me for all aspects of my job.”


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

Automotive Technology and Management (BSc Degree) 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport Management

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

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:


CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Mr Clive Atkinson
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