AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY / BAINISTÍOCHT & TEICNEOLAÍOCHT GHLUAISTEÁN DT007

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Programme code: DT007

Qualification awarded: BEngTech (AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY) Level 7 / BEngTech (BAINISTÍOCHT & TEICNEOLAÍOCHT GHLUAISTEÁN) Leibhéal 7
Duration of programme: 3 years
Type of programme: Ordinary Degree
Number of places: 55 approx.
Location: DIT Bolton Street

What is...Automotive Management & Technology?

The motor industry is an exciting and dynamic place to work. This programme is tailored to prepare graduates to perform in senior technical, administrative, supervisory and management positions. It will equip them with the necessary mix of academic and practical skills, giving them an inter-disciplinary approach to carrying out tasks. An important part of the programme is the final year Automotive Engineering Technology Project.

What are my...Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the programme have a wide range of career options. Employment prospects are good as there is a continuously strong demand for suitably qualified graduates to fill the many technical, administrative, supervisory and management positions available in all sectors of the motor industry..

What other optionsdo I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 3 or 4 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Are there study abroad options?

The Department has links with a number of Erasmus partner institutions, currently in France, Germany and Poland. These allow students the opportunity to undertake an Erasmus exchange abroad. The Department is currently establishing links and building relationships with a number of partner institutions in the United States.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Automotive management and technology prepares learners for careers in the motor industry, it is a combination of management, business and technology studies that are ideally suited to the wide range of technical administrative, supervisory and management roles available in this huge and dynamic industry. On successful completion of the programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The roles, responsibilities and requirements of different activities across the multifunctional areas of an automotive business
  • The characteristics of the management role; the management and development of people within organisations; organisational behaviour; and human resource management
  • The use of relevant communication techniques for application in an automotive business
  • The uses of accounting for managerial and reporting applications
  • The development, management and use of information systems and technologies and their impact on automotive operations
  • The legislative and regulatory framework in which the automotive industry operates
  • The maintenance and servicing techniques required for modern vehicles
  • The principles and operation of the mechanical systems found in motor vehicles
  • The principles and operation of electrical/electronic systems found in motor vehicles
  • Automotive diagnostic and testing procedures
  • The health and safety aspects of working in a vehicle servicing and repair environment
  • Engineering science principles and their application to motor vehicle technology

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Automotive Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Marketing
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Vehicle Body Repair Technology
  • Management (Supervisory)
  • Maths
  • Automotive Science

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Engine Technology
  • Maths
  • Automotive Service & Repair Operations
  • Information Technology (AutoCad)
  • Legal Studies
  • Automotive Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Science Laboratory
  • Automotive Bodyshop Management
  • Automotive Science
  • Communications
  • Automotive Sales Operations
  • Year Three

Semester 1

  • Automotive Technology
  • Management (HRM)
  • Financial Maths and Statistics
  • Communications
  • Automotive Workshop Practice
  • Automotive Engineering Technology Project

Semester 2

  • Automotive Science
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Automotive Science Laboratory
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Design
  • Automotive Engineering Technology Project

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Transport Engineering

T: 01 402 3782 (Mr. Declan Allen, Head of Dept.)

F: 01 402 3991

E: declan.allen@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalandtransportengineering

Entry Requirements:

Minimum No of

Subjects

Honours

5

 

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English or Irish

OD3

OD3

 

FETAC Level 5 Minimum Entry Requirements

A FETAC Level 5 entry route to this programme is available. Please visit www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/fetac/

What our Students say!

  • Graduate 2009 - Commercial Vehicle Sales Administrator: “DT007 has provided all the fundamentals necessary to jump start my career in the automotive industry and has made working in such a complex and dynamic industry an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”
  • Graduate 2010: “DT007 was a very interesting and challenging programme, upon completion of DT007, I progressed onto a level 8 programme DT028.”
  • Third Year Student: “DT007 is a very interesting and challenging programme, I particularly enjoyed the final year Automotive Engineering Technology project as this brought all aspects of the programme together.”

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