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New Honours Degree in Automotive Business Management and Technology

Posted on July 26, 2019

Ireland’s first 4 year BSc Honours Degree dedicated to fulfilling the staffing requirements of the automotive industry.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is delighted to announce the launch of their new Honours Degree in Automotive Business Management and Technology, a level 8 Batchelor of Science degree to commence within the Department of Process Energy and Transport Engineering in September 2019.

Given rapid and evolving technological developments in the automotive industry, the new degree will bring together a wide range of disciplines to bring fresh perspectives to the sector. By keeping abreast of industry advancements CIT aims to address the skills shortage the automotive industry is confronting.

CIT has collaborated with CDK Global, a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital solutions for the global automotive industry, to ensure that learning modules incorporate cutting edge industry software tools and technology. For the first time in Ireland CIT students will have the opportunity to learn using the CDK Global system.

This new programme will also offer a 10-week work placement module along with modules aimed at increasing the strategic management acumen of graduates. These modules include strategic analytics through advanced dealer management software, consumer and business law, business finance and auto-industry entrepreneurship.

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology degree will be equipped with an appropriate blend of advanced technical and strategic business expertise which will enable them to fit seamlessly into key supervisory and management positions within today’s automotive sector.

“CDK Ireland is delighted to further enhance our relationship with the Cork Institute of Technology and play an active part with the new Automotive Business Management & Technology programme”, Country General Manager of CDK Ireland Mr John McManus said. “Innovations are key drivers of growth and development for modern enterprises. This innovation involves the creation and encouragement of ideas, harnessing creativity and new knowledge. We will play our part working with CIT to assist the students in acquiring this new knowledge which will be a driving force for economic growth.”

Commenting on the introduction of the degree, Dr. Michael J. O’Mahony, Head of Department - Process Energy & Transport Engineering, CIT said, “The introduction of this honours degree, a first in Ireland, will provide our automotive graduates with the skills they need to pursue careers in the ever-evolving automotive industry. The future of the automotive industry lays in ensuring graduates are work ready, with collaboration and feedback from our industry partners we have developed this programme to address industry needs. We are delighted to be working alongside CDK Global to ensure graduates have the knowledge deemed vital for a successful career in the automotive industry”.

Should you be interested in enrolling for this course you can contact the CIT admissions Office directly.

Admissions Office, Cork Institute of Technology, Tel: +353-21- 4335040 or by emailing, admissions@cit.ie

Should you wish to talk to a staff member from the Department of Process Energy and Transport Engineering to get more information regarding this course, please email : PET.Dept@cit.ie

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