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Automotive Engineer
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Strand: Electrical and Electronics

Incorporates the following qualifications:

  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry(Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering)(Level 3) and (Level 4)

Designed for those interested in the electrical or electronics field within the automotive industry, this programme includes fundamentals in diagnosis and repair of electronic/electrical control systems on vehicles. Gain core skills in a wide range of electrical and electronic systems in our purpose-built workshops as you learn how to use diagnostic equipment to locate electrical and electronic faults, repair and replace automotive electrical and engine management systems.

Programme Overview

  • Learn about workshop engineering
  • Learn skills in automotive administration systems and customer service
  • Gain knowledge in electrical and electronic principles
  • Learn to work with starting and charging systems
  • Gain knowledge working with ignition systems
  • Learn how to tune engines
  • Learn about fuel injection
  • Gain skills in heavy vehicle starting systems
  • Learn about wiper and instrumentation systems
  • Gain knowledge in heating and ventilation
  • Learn how to manage body and drive train electronics
  • Learn how to inspect and repair auxiliary systems
  • Gain an understanding of automotive service and administration
  • Gain real-world work experience

Entry Requirements
Entry into Automotive Technology (Level 4) Year 2 is based on the successful completion of the Year 1 programme.

If you are 20 years of age or older at the time you start your studies, you may apply to WelTec under special admission criteria. Please enrol early as these programmes are often over subscribed.

Further Study Options 
On completion of the Certificate in Automotive Technology you may progress onto the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Technical) (Level 5) which is provided by the Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO). Students who select the Electrical and Electronics strand may go on to complete the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Electrical and Electronics) (Level 4)

Career Opportunities
You may find work as an automotive engineer, automotive electrical engineer or an automotive diesel engineer.