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BEng In Road Transport Technology & Management

Course Code: LC286


Level

07

Duration

3 years

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


CAO Points

264

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

This programme is a mix of technological, engineering and management skills specifically related to the automotive engineering and transportation management sectors. Learners will develop the necessary competencies via practical and theoretical active learning scenarios allowing graduates to become managers in the economically crucial automotive and transportation management sectors.

 

 

 

 

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mature applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may 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.

Level 6 Craft Certificate (Trade), or National/Higher Certificate

Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate or holders of a National/Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Engineering or Technology may be considered for admission to Years 2 or 3 of this programme subject to a satisfactory interview. 
 

 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Maths

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Develop a recognition of the basics of engineering mathematics and use them to solve practical engineering problems.


    Title: Automobile Engineering and Vehicle Technology 1

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    Introduce the learner to the basics of motor vehicle systems and the principles involved in their operation.


    Title: Motor Vehicle Retail Management 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of managing in a motor vehicle retailer. The module material covers, for example, Managing People, Business Communication, Marketing, Accounting and Finance and this material is related back to the franchised dealership.

     


    Title: Automobile Electrics & Electronics I

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Introduce the learner to the fundamentals of electricity and automotive electrical and electronic systems.


    Title: Mechanical Engineering Science

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To develop an understanding of the basic laws of physics and their application to engineering.


    Title: Computer Aided Design (Automobile Engineering)

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Engineering Drawing is an essential communication technique for those involved in Engineering, the aim of this module is to give the student a comprehensive introduction to the standards used in the preparation of Engineering drawings. Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems are now the typical means by which Engineering drawings are produced, students will use 2D and 3D CAD software to prepare a portfolio of their work.

     

     


    Title: Engineering Computing

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module introduces the learner to 'Microsoft Office 2016' computing applications including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access and MS Project. Learners will start with basic applications and then progress through to an advanced level. The learner will develop a knowledge of how to apply the software to useful engineering applications such as formal report writing (laboratory), charting engineering data, producing equations and creating a technical database.

    Students will be assessed on their learning by a variety of strategies including Continuous Assessment, Project and Course Work, Examinations and Moodle based assignments. Continuous assessment is worth 40%, Christmas exam is worth 20% and the final exam is worth 40%.


  • Year 2

    Title: Automobile Engineering and Vehicle Technology 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Advance the learners knowledge of motor vehicle systems, construction and design.


    Title: Motor Vehicle Retail Management 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    MVRM2 emphasises the management/business/administrative aspect of the Service Manager’s job. The module covers service department work-related areas such as Workshop Loading and Control, Workshop Efficiency and Productivity, Workshop Layout, Warranty Administration, Customer Service Process, etc. The module also covers the work of the Dealer Principal, the Parts Sales and Vehicle Sales departments. There is also coverage of legal issues of particular relevance to the retail motor dealer.


    Title: Automotive Engineering Mathematics

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module covers mathematical topics relevant to automobile technicians and road transport technology learners. It follows on from the basic principles that they have covered in Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Maths (Yr 1). Topics covered include areas, volumes, irregular shapes, trigonometry, waveform sketching, differentiation and graphical analysis. Practical problems in relation to automotive engineering are given throughout the module.


    Title: Automobile Electrics & Electronics II

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    Develop the learner’s knowledge of automotive electrical and electronic components and systems.


    Title: Vehicle Science

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To expand the learners knowledge of engineering statics, dynamics, forces, hydraulics and materials testing allowing him/her to apply this knowledge to motor vehicle problems.


    Title: Computing, Automotive

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is have students demonstrate an understanding of some practical applications of computers in the Automotive, Transport and Agricultural Industries.


  • Year 3

    Title: Mathematics for Transport Management

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Module introduces learners to the use of Microsoft Excel to solve mathematical problems encountered in the road transportation/logistical sectors.


    Title: Final Year Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module’s aim is to develop the learner’s ability to work on a large project including planning, data gathering, data analysis, and compiling a formal report document and performing oral presentations. The topic selected must be directly relevant to the transportation sector.


    Title: Global Logistics Management

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To build on the learner’s knowledge of road transport and fleet operations and demonstrate the importance and relevance of logistics management in a global marketplace


    Title: Road Transport & Fleet Operations

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Enhance the learner’s existing knowledge of the most important aspects of transport and fleet operations management. To prepare the student for take the Certificate of Professional Competence exam set by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.


    Title: Marketing in the Automotive & Road Transport Sector

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To educate the learner on how vital marketing is to the transport and motor retail industry, and help them to formulate a marketing strategy for the various segments of that industry.


    Title: Heavy Vehicle Engineering & Technology

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    Further advance the learner’s knowledge of motor vehicle systems to include commercial heavy vehicles.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates may continue onto a Level 8 B.Sc. (Hons) in Process & Engineering Management (A8286) or other suitable engineering courses in LIT.

What are the career prospects?

Positions that graduates have worked in include:

• Dealership management in passenger car & heavy vehicle sector
• Fleet Manager
• Transport Manager in logistics sector
• Transport operations management.