Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automation and Robotics Add-On

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automation and Robotics Add-On

Course Overview

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  • Direct Application

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Robotic and automation solutions are revolutionising sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare and transport. This course is designed to equip learners with the specialist knowledge and wide range of hands-on practical skills at the cutting edge of instrumentation, robotics, process control and industrial automation in order to pursue a career in this dynamic and evolving field.

What will I experience?

During this course you will:

  • Explore the relationships between mechanical, electronic and software engineering as applied to modern ‘smart’ machines commonly used in the manufacturing industry. Work in bright, modern laboratories with the very latest in automation technology and software.
  • Complete an automation and robotics final year project, such as a robotic automated work improve your teamwork and communications skills by working as part of small teams on problem –solving and projects. Explore robotic systems and automation cells incorporating vision systems. Gain valuable work experience by completing an industry-based project.

What opportunities might it lead to?

It would be expected that graduates would find employment regionally, nationally or internationally in automation and manufacturing roles. Your specialised knowledge of automation and robotics can lead to direct employment in the manufacturing industry.

Graduates will find employment in the manufacturing sector generally, across a broad range of industries, such as the medical device, electronics, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors. Typical jobs include automation engineering, process development, fault-finding, as well as working in multi-disciplinary teams in a modern manufacturing environment.

Upon completion of the course, you will have developed the ability to critically appraise manufacturing technologies and systems, to identify areas of potential improvement, to bring about corrective action and, where applicable, to suggest and implement alternative solutions.

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
CAO Course Code:
Direct Application
Cut Off CAO Points:
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Engineering in Automation and Robotics or Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics or a Level 7 qualification in a related discipline.

Course Prospectus


Explore our Robotics and Automation lab through this 360 video walk through. This is where students get practical experience programming robots, working with vision systems and debugging automated production lines.

Course Structure

Year 1

Final Year Project, Regulatory Compliance and Validation 4, Computer Aided Engineering Design and Analysis, Electrical Power Systems and Machines, Robotic Vision and Interaction, Enterprise Networks 4, Operations Management and Sustainability, Industrial Control 4, Manufacturing Automation, Connected Devices, Robotic Programming, Motion and Tooling.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

​Successful students have progressed on to work with both local industry and global multi national companies:

  • Chanelle
  • Boston Scientific
  • Mergon
  • Medtronic
  • C&F Automotive
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

Careers & Work Placement

Students undertake work placement in semester two of their third year. Previous placements have been secured with market leading companies such as:

Facility Gallery

Overview of X107 Automation & Robotics Lab