The Transport Management specialisation within the Bachelor of Applied Technology is a programme for students already employed or those intending to be employed in the motor trade and spare parts sales industry, logistics and management. Learn about the the advances in automotive technology and find out how international trends affect national decisions in transport applications. Apply the principles of transport efficiency, sustainability issues, and vehicle design and selection for business application. Learn to be innovative and gain the skills to confidently apply your knowledge in a wide range of situations. Develop an understanding of how to conduct business and manage projects. You'll also improve your communication and problem-solving skills.
- With an additional 60 credits worth of study you can also complete the Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management)
- Analytically examine the motor trade regulations and its application in everyday business processes
- Develop an understanding of spare part concepts and inventory systems process and procedures
- Analyse the road transport guidelines and its application in business processes
- Discuss fleet operations, planning, and the importance of fleet maintenance to minimise the impact of risks associated with vehicle investment
- Develop your analytical knowledge of working in logistics of goods and services for the road transport sector
- Conceptualisation of international trade and customs in the development of New Zealand business while protecting its border
- Analyse different vehicle designs to select proper vehicles for business efficiency
- Undertake a major industry project in your final year where you can make valuable contacts for your future career in the automotive industry
- Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification: Bachelor of Applied Technology.
- Exit qualification: Students who complete the first two years of the degree may exit the programme with the qualification: Diploma in Applied Technology.
- The courses in this study plan are jointly delivered by the Departments of Vehicle Systems & Materials and Business Studies. With an additional 60 credits worth of study, you may also complete the Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management). Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management) will have 60 credits transferred to the Bachelor of Applied Technology.
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
- 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
- 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)
- Your 42 credits must also include 20 credits at Level 3 in any two of the following domains: Physics, Mathematics with Calculus, Statistics and Modelling, Mechanical Engineering or any other technical domain
2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori (4 in reading, 4 in writing).
3. 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau.
4. If English is not your first language, you will need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University Entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t have NCEA? We also accept:
- Completion of a relevant endorsement of the Certificate in Applied Technology; or a relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification AND
- Demonstrate your practical abilities by providing a small portfolio of evidence.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Self-Employment and Managing Projects (APPT5111)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of project management, pricing, tendering and quoting, and gain an understanding of self-employment in a small-to-medium enterprise (SMEs) in the residential building industry.|
|Accounting for Business (ACTY5200S)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To introduce students to the role of accounting information in business decision-making and to analyse and interpret financial statements.|
|Marketing Fundamentals (BSNS5340)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to demonstrate and an understanding of the role and purpose of marketing in organisations.|
|Introduction to Human Resources Management (BSNS5341)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to review and apply HR roles and practices to impact on organisational effectiveness.|
|Introduction to Operations Management (BSNS5350)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to apply concepts, tools and techniques of operations management to improve organisational performance.|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BSNS5391)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To provide students with a broad overview of the principles, theories and practice of innovation, entrepreneurship and new venture development.|
|Professional Writing (COMM5542)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to think critically and communicate effectively for academic and business purposes in such modes as the presentation of proposals and reports, and to conduct basic research procedures. It prepares students for successful management of communication applications in the academic and business environment.|
|Engineering Concept Modelling (APTE6201)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to use modelling and analysis techniques applicable to the areas of study.|
|Technology and Society (APTE6205)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to broaden the awareness of the student to the impact of technology on the daily lives of people in society overall and suggest some approaches for dealing with compromises and decisions that occur at the interface of technology and society.|
|Negotiated Studies (APTE6206)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to foster the development of the learner-practitioner who embraces life-long, personal and professional advancement.|
|Steering and Suspension (APTE6507)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to analyse theoretical and practical aspects of steering and suspension|
|Automotive Professional Practice (APTE6511)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to enable the student to discuss the operational requirements of an automotive workshop at level 6 .|
|Vehicle Design and Selection (APTE6513)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to analyse different vehicle designs and to select proper vehicles for better business’s efficiency.|
|Road Transport Guidelines (APTE6514)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to analyse the road transport guidelines and its application in business processes.|
|Vehicle Fleet Maintenance (APTE6515)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To discuss fleet operations, planning and the importance of fleet maintenance to minimize the impact of risks associated with vehicle investment.|
|Supply and Distribution Systems (APTE6516)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to develop their analytical knowledge of working in logistics of goods and services for road transport sector.|
|International Trading and Customs Protocols (APTE6517)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop students conceptualization of international trade and customs in the development of New Zealand business while protecting its border.|
|Sensors and Wireless Communications (APTE6609)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to enable the student to solve complex problems in electronics engineering through new technical knowledge, experiences and practices.|
|Digital Electronics and Applications (APTE6610)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||The purpose of this course is to enable the student to solve complex problems in electronics engineering through new technical knowledge, experiences and practices.|
|Embedded System Hardware (APTE6611)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop an understanding of microcontroller hardware technology and its selection and application|
|Power Electronics (APTE6613)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop an understanding of the concepts and applications of power electronics including basic converter types|
|Operations Management (BSNS6350)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To conduct, and communicate the results of Business Process Improvement (BPI) investigations.|
|Supply Chain Management (BSNS6352)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To manage efficient, effective and sustainable supply chain processes and procedures incorporating inventory control strategies and systems.|
|Project Management (BSNS7351)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To provide students with an overview of project management and critically examine specific issues applicable to those who are employed by a project manager.|
|International Business (BSNS7360)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to examine the drivers and processes shaping the global economic environment of the twenty first century.|
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Key Information for Students
Entry requirementsMinimum requirements: 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 from a mix of subjects, 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Maths & English language requirements or relevant & equivalent qualifications, along with proof of work, also accepted.
Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.
|Government tuition subsidy:||$11,092||$33,275|
National graduate outcomes
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