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Automotive Production Technologies courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Automobile Technology – Higher Certificate In Engineering

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Certificate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About this course

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, breaking, 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, experiments and fault diagnosis.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Opportunity to progress your studies by ladder approach into a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Road Transport Technology and Management at LIT or other programmes in Ireland and abroad.

2. Graduates can apply for membership to the Institute of Road Transport Engineering and the Institute of Motor Industry. They can also apply for the Engineering Qualification: Certified Automotive Engineering (CAE) awarded by the Institute of Motor Industry.

3. With a mix of skills offered on the programme you have more versatility in the jobs available after graduation, or for furthering your study with LIT or another Irish or UK third-level institute.

Class Contact Hours

24 hours per week

Did You Know?

A car that is kept tuned-up is 9% more efficient on petrol.

Jobs Include

  • Automobile Service Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Warranty Manager
  • Auto Electrics Technician
  • Technical Salesman
  • Technical Sales Rep
  • Motor Vehicle Technician

Graduate Profile

“The amount of time we spent in the workshop and learning the hands-on skills was a huge benefit, I felt prepared for everything I faced in my first job.”
Niall O’Halloran

Further Studies

Graduates can also progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automotive Engineering and Transport 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).

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250

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