Automotive Powertrain Technology (Certificate)

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  • Field of Study

    Motor,Craft Studies

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

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Admission Requirements:

Certificate in Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent.

Course summary

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.


Centre of Craft Studies

All part-time programmes at MTU Cork 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. 

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students. Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

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 MTU Cork.


  • For application enquiries, please contact Gary O'Neill by email  
    or the Department Secretary, Geraldine Mahon by email
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €650 online if a place on a course is offered.






Mr Gary O'Neill
021 4326711

Geraldine Mahon, Department Secretary
T: 021 4335910

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