Automotive Technology and Management (BSc) (Level 7)

  • Course Code

    MT 747

  • Field of Study

    Automotive Technology and Management

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course Duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

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.

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.


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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 Technology, Physics, and Business.

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

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



Recorded November 2021




MT 747 Course Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

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 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport Management, which is a one year add on honours degree programme.


Further Study

Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance may progress to the one year add on

►  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

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.”



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.”



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.”

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)

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.

Graduates will have a comprehensive 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.

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)



EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.

CAO 1st Round:

Entry 2021: 227

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

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