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Robotics and Automation Engineering - BEng

Course Code: US753




3 Years


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

CAO Points


Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



The Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automation Engineering is a multidisciplinary three-year engineering programme. The main areas of engineering covered on the programme include: Electrical, Electronics, Advanced PLCs and SCADA, Programming, Process Control and Instrumentation, CAD, Industrial Networks, Motion Control and Robotics Systems and Work Placement.

Manufacturing in Ireland is highly automated and there is a move towards Industry 4.0, the smart factory, which is advancing manufacturing operations in Ireland. Modern automated production lines will involve data exchange, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. It is this advancement that requires a programme such as Robotics and Automation Engineering to develop and ensure that technicians and engineers leave the programme with skills and competences that allow them to design, commission, debug and repair intelligent machines, including industrial robots and flexible manufacturing systems. With that, it is essential that the skills are transferrable across a range of sectors such as biomedical, automotive, food processing and electronic manufacturing sectors.

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. 

Direct entry to Year 2 is possible for suitably qualified Phase 6 Electricians.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 4 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including English/Irish plus a minimum of O5 in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

Level 6 Craft Certificate (Trade) such as Fitting or Toolmaking, or National/Higher Certificate

Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate or holders of a National/Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Engineering or Technology may be considered for admission to Year 2 of this programme subject to a satisfactory interview.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Who can I contact?

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What modules will I study?

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible to progress to the Level 8 B.Eng in Robotics and Automation Engineering.

What are the career prospects?

Positions that graduates have worked in include:

  • Automation Technician
  • PLC and SCADA Programmer
  • Robotics Technician
  • Machine Build Technician
  • Equipment Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanical Design Technician
  • Electrical Design Technician
  • Process/Plant Technician