BSc in Electric Vehicle Technology (BSc/Diploma in Electric Vehicle Technology and Engineering)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Bachelor of Science in Electric Vehicle Technology and Engineering

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

70

Department

r Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

General Information
Contact

Dr Paddy Hannigan

Email

paddy.hannigan@lyit.ie

Phone

0749186000

Address

LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

17/06/2022

About this Course

This course will upskill and certify existing qualified automotive vehicle Senior Technicians from independent garages to work on new Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology and afford learners an avenue for progression onto a Level 7 engineering degree course.
A revolutionary phase shift in the Automotive Industry is occurring with manufacturers committed to phasing out fossil fuel based automotive transport in favour of renewable alternatives [1][2]. The government has set a target to have 936,000 of the cars registered in Ireland electrified by 2030. Other countries are also following suit with the UK set to phase out new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 and hybrid sales by 2035[3].
Ireland is somewhat behind in offering much needed training to technicians working in this area and damage to business™ will ensue if this remains unaddressed.
This course will upskill and certify existing qualified automotive vehicle Senior Technicians from independent garages to work on new High Voltage (HV) Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology. It will be delivered through blended distance learning in the evenings, with learners participating in 3 independent inhouse weekend training days over the duration of the 1-year course. The course will allow candidates with no previous experience in EV technology to gain the ability to diagnose and repair faults in High Voltage systems and a wider relevant skill set.
Modules will be focused from vehicle system operation and safe working to advanced diagnosis with further modules in Electrical and Mechanical principles to broaden the understanding. ICT will be included to allow technicians to better understand this new prevalent area with business to allow candidates to analyse business expenses and accurately determine how to make maintenance and repair of these new types of vehicle profitable.

1 www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56072019
2 IPORES 2018, A Review of Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services.
3 www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54989167

Entry Requirements

The course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

➢ An Advanced Certificate in Motor Mechanic Apprenticeship (level 6) or equivalent.

Long Description

This course will upskill and certify existing qualified automotive vehicle Senior Technicians from independent garages to work on new Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology and afford learners an avenue for progression onto a Level 7 engineering degree course.
A revolutionary phase shift in the Automotive Industry is occurring with manufacturers committed to phasing out fossil fuel based automotive transport in favour of renewable alternatives [1][2]. The government has set a target to have 936,000 of the cars registered in Ireland electrified by 2030. Other countries are also following suit with the UK set to phase out new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 and hybrid sales by 2035[3].
Ireland is somewhat behind in offering much needed training to technicians working in this area and damage to business™ will ensue if this remains unaddressed.
This course will upskill and certify existing qualified automotive vehicle Senior Technicians from independent garages to work on new High Voltage (HV) Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology. It will be delivered through blended distance learning in the evenings, with learners participating in 3 independent inhouse weekend training days over the duration of the 1-year course. The course will allow candidates with no previous experience in EV technology to gain the ability to diagnose and repair faults in High Voltage systems and a wider relevant skill set.
Modules will be focused from vehicle system operation and safe working to advanced diagnosis with further modules in Electrical and Mechanical principles to broaden the understanding. ICT will be included to allow technicians to better understand this new prevalent area with business to allow candidates to analyse business expenses and accurately determine how to make maintenance and repair of these new types of vehicle profitable.

1 www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56072019
2 IPORES 2018, A Review of Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services.
3 www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54989167

Timetable Info

It will be delivered through blended distance learning in the evenings for approximately 8 hours per week, with learners participating in 3 independent inhouse weekend training days over the duration of the 1-year course.
All classes delivered online will be recorded for learners that may not be able to make live interactive classes.

Course brochure can be found at: https://www.lyit.ie/Springboard-2021

Delivery Notes

It will be delivered through blended distance learning in the evenings for approximately 8 hours per week, with learners participating in 3 independent inhouse weekend training days over the duration of the 1-year course.
All classes delivered online will be recorded for learners that may not be able to make live interactive classes.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Nigel McKelvey

Phone

0749186326

Email

springboard@lyit.ie