Transport Operations & Technology / Oibríochtaí ┐ Teicnealaíocht Iompair

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Transport is a service industry involving the efficient movement of people and goods. It is of vital importance to the national economy.

This honours degree programme embraces the fundamental principles and applications of technology, business and management.

It will give you a solid foundation in the management and operation of transport systems and allow you to make informed decisions in a modern, technologically sophisticated transport industry.

Through the work placement in Year 3, Semester 2, you’ll gain real-world experience in the transport industry and build relationships with potential employers.

You’ll learn about the practical operation and management of transport systems (road, rail, air and marine) and the technical aspects of transport vehicles (operation and maintenance), as well as business and management concepts and principles as they apply to the operation of transport systems.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Career prospects are excellent. The transport sector is one of the key sectors in Ireland and abroad. It is a growing industry and offers a vast range of career opportunities. There are many career opportunities for graduates in all branches of transport, in both the private and public sectors. On completion of the course, graduates will be suitably qualified for a career in the transport industry where they will be able to apply and use the knowledge and skills gained on the course.

Typical positions are

  • Transport Fleet Coordinator
  • Transport Planner
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Transport Maintenance Coordinator
  • Transport Scheduler
  • Aftersales Marketing Executive
  • Aircraft Service Agent
  • Airfreight/Accounts
  • Asset Management & Development
  • Assistant Operations Manager
  • Assistant Lecturer
  • Business Development Executive
  • Car Warehouse Operator
  • Catering Supervisor
  • Commercial Support Executive
  • Crew Controller
  • Customer Sales Representative
  • Customer Service Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Dispatch Clerk
  • Distribution Operative
  • Distribution/Logistics Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Flight Deck Roster Analyst
  • Flight Dispatch
  • Freight Dispatcher
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Full Load Coordinator
  • Highway Engineer
  • Import Clerk / Operator, Intern
  • Junior Planner
  • Logistics Controller
  • Logistics Planner
  • Maintenance Administrator
  • Maintenance Coordinator
  • Operations, Operations Clerk
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Planner
  • Parts Manager
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Pharmaceutical Rep
  • Planner Manager
  • Port Manager
  • Procurement Executive
  • Product Support Engineer
  • Rail Operations Manager
  • Rail System Clerk
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Report Analyst
  • Route Analyst
  • Sales Consultant
  • Sales/Marketing Executive
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Quality Clerk
  • Technical Manager
  • Technical Sales Advisor
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Trainee Garda Siochána
  • Trainer
  • Transactional Operations
  • Transport Compliance
  • Transport Administrator
  • Transport Clerk
  • Transport Coordinator
  • Transport Manager
  • Transport Planner
  • Transport Route Planner
  • Transport Shift Manager
  • Used Car Progressor

Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Transport
  • Road Vehicle Technology (Intro)
  • Mathematics & Science for Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Communications
  • Information Technology

Semester 2:

  • Road Transport Operations
  • Airport Operations
  • Marine Operations & Technology
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems
  • Mathematics & Science for Technology
  • Transport Economics
  • Management (Introduction)

Semester 1:

  • Railway Operations
  • Engine Technology
  • Transport Economics
  • Management – Accounting
  • Legal Studies
  • Information Technology 

Semester 2:

  • Road Transport Operations (Legislation)
  • Materials Handling
  • Road Vehicle Technology
  • Management – Accounting
  • Railway Technology
  • Communications
  • Quantitative Methods

Semester 1:

  • Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Airline Operations
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Road Vehicle Technology

Semester 2:

  • Work Placement


Semester 1:

  • Road Transport Operations (Fleet Management)
  • Management (Financial Management) 
  • Transport Marketing 
  • Engine Technology (Fuels & Combustion)
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Dissertation

Semester 2:

  • Road Transport Operations
  • Management (Strategic Management)
  • Transport Maintenance & Workshop Management
  • Vehicle & Engine Performance Testing
  • Dissertation

The four years spent studying DT028 Transport Technology and Operations have been most exciting, sometimes challenging but very well worth it. The students have an opportunity to gain insights into the transport industry from academic and professional perspectives, where the lecturers share their experiences from the road, sea, rail and aviation industries.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Hons)


4 years

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City Centre: Bolton Street


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Head of Transport - Roisin Murray