Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Automation and Robotics

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automation and Robotics

Course Overview

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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. Students will gain experience and understanding in the areas of robotics, motors, sensors, process control and industrial automation in order to pursue a career in this dynamic and evolving field.

What will I experience?

  • Get hands on experience working with leading robotics and vision systems.
  • Work in bright, modern laboratories with the very latest in automation technology and software.
  • Explore automated manufacturing lines and develop working cells as part of a team.
  • Partake in a work placement with an industry partner in semester two of your third year
  • Complete an final year project in the field of robotics and automation.

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 a level 9 masters or level 10 PhD at TUS or other universities.

Graduates have found direct 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, cell design, end of arm tooling development as well as working in multi-disciplinary teams in a modern manufacturing environment.

Additional Information

​Students will avail of industry standard equipment from leading manufacturers such as; Universal Robotics, ABB, Siemens, Fanuc, Cognex, RoboDK, Festo, SMC, DoBot and PickIt.

Assessment Information

Students are assessed through a of a mix of end of semester exams and continuous assessment components.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4 Year
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Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Mechanical, Polymer Engineering & Design
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI: QQI applicants to this program must hold the following award: Engineering Technology (5M2061). They are also required to have the module Mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics. They must also possess distinctions in three modules.

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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

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

Year 2

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

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.

Year 4

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

Past students have secured employment with leading automation and medical device companies. Graduates are in demand due to a shortage of qualified engineers in this rapidly expanding field.

Work Placement

Students will undertake a four month industrial work placement in Year 3. Commencing in Jan of the second semester, students will work as an engineer in a national of international company.

Further Study

Successful completion of this level 8 will enable students apply for continued study at TUS or another leading university.

Progression to level 9 on a taught or research basis will further deepen the learners understanding of this ever advancing field.

Facility Gallery

Overview of X107 Automation & Robotics Lab