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.
Students are introduced to the engineering profession by sharing the fundamentals of engineering subjects with our other engineering programmes. The common first year helps develop a multidisciplinary mindset. Students are counselled during their first year on possible transfers, in line with their abilities and wishes.
Students deepen their knowledge and understanding of robotic and automation engineering, focusing on control systems, electronics, industrial data communication, pneumatics, automation technology and robotics.
Control systems, energy operations, image processing and power electronics are some of the subjects focused in Year Three before students enjoy a
six-month work placement.
Advanced automation and robotic systems, sensors and controls are focused on in the final year along with a project to help bring learning to life.
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H5 in Honours Maths
Special Entrance Exam in Maths
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.
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.
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Hear what employers have to say about Engineering graduates from IT Sligo. Plus, see some of the projects our students have worked on.
Did you know?
We also have a Level 7 Programme in this area - BEng in Mechatronics
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.
Robotic and Automation engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.
Enjoy a common first year across our Level 8 engineering degrees to give you an understanding of all aspects of engineering and the flexibility to change direction in Year Two if desired. Students can choose from Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Automation or Electronics and Self Driving Technologies.
|Introduction to Engineering||05|
|Engineering Graphics & Computer Aided Design||05|
|Engineering Mechanics 101||05|
|Introduction to Programming||05|
|Electrical Principles Engineering||05|
|Engineering Mechanics 102||05|
|Introduction to Professional Engineering||05|
|Control Systems 301||05|
|Industrial Data Communication 1||05|
|Introduction to Engineering Materials||05|
|Pneumatic / Electro-Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems Full-Time||05|
|Control Systems 302||05|
|Advanced Automation Technology||05|
|Introduction to Robotics||05|
|Industrial Data Communication 2||05|
|Work Placement Preparation||05|
|Control Systems Analysis and Design 401||05|
|Energy Operations & Utilities Management||05|
|Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition L7 [E]||05|
|Six Sigma 2 Statistical Control||05|
|Power Electronics & Drives||10|
|Mathematics 4 [E]||05|
|Renewable Energy Systems||05|
|Control Systems Analysis and Design 402||05|
|Deep Learning for Computer Vision||10|
|Industrial Networks 1||05|
|Finance for engineers||05|
|AV Sensor Systems||05|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.