BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required NEW*
  • Course Code SG350
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 4

Course Summary


Robotics and Automation (also commonly known as the field of Mechatronics) is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries.

Robotics and Automation equips graduates with the skills to work in high-tech manufacturing industries and is becoming one of the fastest growing career areas. Robotics and Automation engineers design, build and operate intelligent machines such as the robots and flexible manufacturing systems of today and for tomorrow. 

During this course students will learn how to analyse and design, build prototypes and control the machines and processes that are found in the biomedical, automotive, food processing and high volume manufacturing sectors, to name but a few. Robotic and Automation engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.

Following completion of the L8 BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation, students can progress straight on to the L9 MEng in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles or the L9 MSc in Industry 4.0 (subject to satisfactory performance at L8). More information can be found on the course webpage

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

H5 in Honours Maths 

Or

Special Entrance Exam in Maths

Career Opportunities

The integrated skills developed in this Robotics and Automation course can be applied to a variety of jobs, enabling students to have a very promising career in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, electronics, food processing and manufacturing sectors.

Graduates from this honours degree programme will have the interdisciplinary approach necessary to integrate electronics, control, software and mechanical engineering to a wide range of industrial problems. This is one of the most sought after skills in industry at present. 

Further Study

There are a number of masters programmes available in IT Sligo in the area of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Industry 4.0 as well as the opportunity to do a masters by research.

 

Did you know?

In the third year of Robotics and Automation, students go on a six month work placement. This allows them to put all the skills they have developed in class into a real world work experience. It also allows students to develop industry connections.

Advanced automation and robotic systems, sensors and controls are focused on in the final year. All this along with a project help bring learning to life.