Bachelor of Engineering Automation & Robotics

Bachelor of Engineering in Automation & Robotics

Course Overview

  • 3

    Year

  • 7

    Level

  • 247

    Points

  • US776

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Automation & Robotics is combination of the two most utilised technologies in todays manufacturing environments. Exploring the control of production equipment and the operation of cutting edge robotics. Engineers with these skills are now in high demand in the manufacturing sector, with many large companies struggling to fill all of their required positions due to a shortage of skilled graduates.

If you are a motivated person with a creative mind, and are interested in engineering and how things work, then Robotics & Automation could be for you. TUS Midlands, with its recently constructed €35 million engineering building, is ideally placed to take you to the next level.

What will I experience?

On this course you will:

  • Explore the relationships between Mechanical, Electronic and Software engineering as applied to modern ‘smart’ machines and robotics as commonly used in the manufacturing industry.
  • Work in bright, modern laboratories with the very latest in robotic and automation technology and software.
  • Get hands on experience programming and troubleshooting robots and automation systems.
  • Use RoboDK for simulation and offline programming of industrial robots.
  • Undertake a 13 week work placement in a robotics or automation aligned company.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Your specialised knowledge of Automation & Robotics can lead to direct employment in the manufacturing industry or further advancement of your education to an honours degree at TUS or other institutions.

Graduates have found 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 process/ machine maintenance, process development, fault-finding, as well as working in multi-disciplinary teams in a modern manufacturing environment.

Additional Information

Accreditation:

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering in Automation & Robotics, you are eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the registered professional title of Associate Engineer.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
CAO Course Code:
US776
Cut Off CAO Points:
247
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Mechanical, Polymer Engineering & Design
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI: Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified mathematics module included in their award either module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics.

Course Prospectus

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Accreditations/Endorsements

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Course Structure

Year 1

Communications for Manufacturing, Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Workshop and Graphics, Electronics Technology, Processing of Engineering Materials.

Year 2

Mathematics, Sensor Systems, Mechanics, Computer Aided Design, Electronics Technology, Control and Power Technology, Introduction to Robotics, Automation Practice, Engineering Economics.

Year 3

Statistics and Lean Sigma, Mathematics, Robotics Programming and Vision, Control and Mechatronic Systems, Computer Networks, Industrial Placement, Project Evaluation and Management, Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Your specialised knowledge of Automation & Robotics can lead to direct employment in the manufacturing industry or further advancement of your education to an honours degree at TUS or other institutions.

Graduates have found 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 process/machine maintenance, process development, fault-finding, robot programmer, automation integrator as well as working in multi-disciplinary teams in a modern manufacturing environment.

One year of further study at TUS can lead to an honours degree in Automation & Robotics, which will allow employment as a graduate Engineer.

Work Placement

Work placement is undertaken in semester two of third year for a thirteen week period. Students are encouraged, where possible, to seek their own position in a suitable automation/robotics focused company. To support you in this we have strong industrial partnerships with leading manufacturing companies nationally. This period of your study allows you to put into practice and hone your engineering skill set in a supportive industrial environment.

Further Study

One year of further study at TUS can lead to an honours degree in Automation & Robotics, which will allow employment as a graduate engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automation and Robotics

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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