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AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING


What is the programme about?


This programme offers students a combination of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the automotive/ transport industry.


Graduates of this programme will have the concepts and ideas that will allow them to develop the necessary competency to become technicians and managers in today’s automotive and transport industry. Transportation technology has been identified by government as a key issue in maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of our economy in the decades ahead.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme is ideal for people who have an interest in cars and other motorised vehicles. You will study how they work, from the complexity of modern engines to the electrical, braking, steering and all the other ancillary systems of a vehicle. This is a programme involving a good amount of ‘hands-on’ work with plenty of garage workshop exercises and experiments.


Modules


Year 1: Automobile Engineering & Vehicle Technology 1, Mechanical Engineering Science, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Maths, Automobile Electrics & Electronics 1, Engineering Computing, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Computer Aided Drawing.


Year 2: Automobile Engineering & Vehicle Technology 2, Automobile Electrics & Electronics 2, Vehicle Science, Computing Automotive, Motor Retail Management, Automotive Engineering Mathematics.


What can I do after the programme? Graduates of this programme can progress to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Road Transport Technology & Management at LIT.


With a mix of skills offered on this programme, students have more versatility in the jobs available after graduation. Job opportunities for graduates include: Automobile Service Technician, Service Manager, Parts Manager, Warranty Manager, Auto Electrics Technician, Technical Salesman, Technical Sales Rep, and Motor Vehicle Technician.


Graduates can apply for membership to the Institute of Road Transport Engineering and the Institute of the Motor Industry (UK) where they will be awarded ‘Certified Automotive Engineer’ status (CAE).


Class Contact Hours 24 hours per week.


Programme Code LC281


Programme Level Level 6


CAO Points 2015 285


Duration 2 years


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate with appropriate endorsements or examination attainments in a cognate area will also be considered for entry, subject to a satisfactory interview. Holders of a National/Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Engineering or Technology may be considered for admission to Year 2 or 3 of these programmes. Candidates applying as mature applicants will be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 147 < Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Mr. Niall O’Shaughnessy, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293331 Email: niall.oshaughnessy@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC281


LC281


Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


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