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What will I learn?

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 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.


  • Option to also complete the Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management) while completing this programme; you can complete both qualifications within the 360 credits by choosing the relevant common electives
  • Analytically examine the motor trade regulations and its application in everyday business processes
  • Develop an understanding of vehicle components, 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
  • Conceptualisation of international trade and customs in the development of New Zealand business while complying with border protection
  • 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

Qualification pathway

  • Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification: Bachelor of Applied Technology. Students who have chosen electives relevant to the Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management) can simultaneously achieve this additional qualification.


  • Car design and building
  • Vehicle sales and service


February and July


Mt Albert

Which department am I in?

School of Trades and Services

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,810.00 (US$ 16,194) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma plus minimum score of 500 for both SATI and SATII; Or High School diploma plus a minimum ACT scale score of 22; Or Advanced Placement Examination with minimum 3. Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL (pBT) Paper-based test Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL (iBT) Internet-based test Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

For international students

Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent.

Programme specific criteria: New Zealand Certificate in Applied Technology or a comparable qualification in a relevant discipline.

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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