Automobile and motor vehicle technology


This course deals comprehensively with the construction and design of motor vehicles and their components and is meant for the motor mechanic or technician who wishes to broaden his knowledge of the very many different aspects of the motor vehicle manufacturing industry.

Entrance Level

The program starts from first principles and it is required that persons with a mathematical background will have an added advantage to study the program. At least some exposure to high school level education is required to be able to successfully complete the program.

Enrollment requirements

The usual application procedures must be observed. There are no other needs except that students should have access to a computer and they will be required to be computer literate at least capable to use a computer to be able to send and receive mail and to open attachment as well as using application software to open textbooks, prepare assignments. Where they do not have any Internet facilities, the usage of a computer is till compulsory but they can mail assignments or contact there agent to be able to study the program.

Credits and exemptions

Credits are indicated with an (*) for each tertiary level subject as well as exemptions appropriately marked where applicable for each subject.

Program format

Part A:

Technical Mathematics

Mathematics I *

Mechanics *

Physics *

Basic Electronics *

Engineering Drawing *

Strength of Materials *

Kinematics of Machines *

Part B:

Engineering Design Philosophy *

Machine Design *

The Motor Vehicle *

Advanced Motor Vehicle Technology *

Electronic Vehicle Design *

Internal Combustion Engines *

The Automobile Chassis *

Part C: select any two course from –

Robotics – Mechanism Design for Automated Manufacturing *

Tribology in Machine Design *

Tire Mechanics and Vehicle Dynamics * #

# (This is an advanced course, students taking this course need to study the prerequisite course: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

Outcomes and program level

The program starts at the senior high school level and advances to the first year beyond high school diploma. It is equivalent to a High School + three years tertiary study in the appropriate field.


FACULTY Diploma and Transcript


Posted on

January 19, 2017

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