The Industrial Automation and Robotic Systems programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to troubleshoot, maintain, install and design automated production systems required for high-tech manufacturing industries. There is a large demand for such graduates, since the trend over the last decade is to move labour intensive production operations to lower wage economies. This trend has ultimately meant that remaining manufacturing operations within Ireland demand highly automated production systems and require highly skilled graduates to maintain them.
This three year Bachelor of Engineering Level 7 programme covers all the technologies used in modern manufacturing Automation and Robotic systems. It covers a wide range of areas including electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical systems, motion control and robotic systems, instrumentation systems, as well as PLC and SCADA programming.
The programme contains approximately 50% theoretical content with 50% dedicated to practical hands-on learning.
Who is the programme suited to?
Automation and Robotics is a fascinating area of study since it covers a wide range of engineering technologies. If you are interested in how things work, have a logical mind and have an interest in using modern technology to control electrical-mechanical equipment then you will enjoy and have the capacity to enjoy a successful career in this area.
Top 3 Reasons
1. There is a very broad range of engineering technologies covered in this programme, including: Electrical, Electronic, Programming & Control, and more! The broad range of technologies covered really makes the course very interesting.
2. At least 50% of this programme is practical, giving you the hands-on experience, not just the theory.
3. Excellent employment prospects. Over the last few years we have had 100% employment from this course.
Class Contact Hours
Year 1: 27 hours per week
Year 2: 26.5 hours per week
Year 3: 21 hours per week
As a graduate you will have skills that will allow you to work with highly automated and robotic manufacturing systems. You will learn the skills allowing you to work safely and competently with electrical/electronic control systems and electro-mechanical systems. You will also study mechanical services, instrumentation and process control, programming and CAD.
Graduates from this programme are very much sought after by companies with modern automated manufacturing systems and processes. Employment as a technical engineer involves diagnosing, testing and troubleshooting, repairing, commissioning, technical report writing, research and development, design and manufacturing, and technical sales of industrial equipment.
Jobs Include: Manufacturing/Industrial maintenance Technician
Graduates are very much sought after by companies with modern automated manufacturing systems and processes. Employment as a technical engineer involves diagnosing, testing and troubleshooting, repairing, commissioning, technical report writing, research and development, design and manufacturing, and technical sales of industrial equipment. Job categories for graduates also include employment as: Automation Engineering, Process Control Engineer, Equipment Maintenance Technician. Progression to a Level 8 honours degree programme at LIT is available.