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Bachelor of Engineering in Automation and Robotics

The B.Eng in Automation and Robotics is an industry-led degree designed to upskill employees in the manufacturing sector.

Discipline: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 20

Why Study?

This is an innovative programme that has been designed in close consultation with manufacturing industries in the western region who have identified a requirement to up-skill their employees. The aim of the programme is to graduate engineers that can build and manage modern manufacturing cells. The graduate profile will be in automation and robotics applied to advanced manufacturing with skills in HMI configuration and networking. This programme is a first step to addressing the emergent Industry 4.0 requirements of manufacturing companies. Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to design and maintain automated manufacturing processes, and integrate in-house and vendor automation solutions.

Further information may be found on the course brochure here

Programme Modules

Year 1 Modules

Electrical Principles and Automation  

Engineering Science 

Computer Aided Design  

Mathematics Fundamentals 

Learning Innovation Skills 

Industry Module 1 


Year 2 Modules

Automation 2

Instrumentation & Control

Programming with C & C++

Networking Technology

Project Management

Regulatory Affairs

Mathematics 2

Industry Module 2 


Year 3 Modules

Automation 3 

Internet of Things Project 

Control Systems

Programming with Python

Mechanical Systems

Six Sigma Green Belt Quality

Industry Module 3 (TK) 


Essential Information: 

What to Expect

The degree is designed to provide a mix of on-campus engineering and technology skills development and on-the-job, work-based learning for company employees. 
Each year is run over three semesters. Each semester is 13 weeks duration, followed by an exam week.

Semester 1 (Sep–Dec) and Semester 2 (Jan–May) includes synchronous online delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays (16.00–19:00) and Fridays in GMIT Galway campus (09.00–17.30). 

Semester 3 is the Industry Module which takes place from May to August. This consists of custom industry training and the Industry Project / Work Placement. During Semester 3, students attend two weeks of hands-on instruction by automation technology vendors in a dedicated Automation Training Centre.


Programme Structure
The programme is designed with flexible entry and exit points:

•    Students can obtain a Level 6 Higher Certificate after two years
•    Students can obtain a Level 7 degree after three years
•    It is planned to develop a Level 8 Honours degree, subject to demand

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Contact Us

To register your interest, please contact:
Emily King, Graduate and Professional Development
T +353 91 742418  |  E