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Robotics and Automation Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Course Code: US902




4 Years


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

CAO Points


Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO, Undergrad Add Ons



This is a multidisciplinary four-year engineering programme. It has an excellent graduate employment rate and provides graduates with a range of practical skills and competences in areas such as: Electro-Mechanical, Electronics, PLCs, SCADA, Control and Instrumentation, Industrial Networks, Data Modelling, Motion Control, Robotics and Software Engineering.

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 Industrial Automation & Robotic 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.

Direct entry onto Year 4 is possible for learners with appropriate existing Level 7 qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and a minimum of an O4 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.

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 for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within TUS or elsewhere.     

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme have work in positions such as:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • PLC and SCADA Engineer
  • Automation Controls Engineer
  • Machine Vision Engineer
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Systems Integrator
  • Validation Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Process/Plant Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Machine Design Engineer
  • Automation Project Management Engineer