Project Description

Automation & Robotics Engineering

5M-Science Faculty

Automation and robotics are rapidly becoming the core of ‘smart factory’ manufacturing, where processes are undertaken by sophisticated machines, designed and maintained by engineers who have skills in the areas of mechanics, electronics and robotics. Our Automation and Robotics Engineering course opens a world of career options, including operation and maintenance of process machines, through to the design and manufacturing of automated manufacturing machines.

You will learn to analyse, design, and control the type of machines and processes that are used in a wide range of industries, especially high-tech fields such as pharmaceutical, computer and automotive manufacture.

This course can prepare you for progression both to process-engineering apprenticeships and to Higher Education programmes in many engineering fields, including Mechatronics, Automation and Control Systems.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Learn in our fully equipped workshops
  • Use industry standard equipment
  • Learn practical skills and apply knowledge
  • Discover new technologies
  • Great professional links
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Pneumatic Equipment Maintenance
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Manufacturing Plant Engineer
  • Manufacturing Machine Fitter
  • CNC Operators
  • Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Fitter
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Tool Making

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology 5M2061


Additional Costs
Students on this programme require the following equipment and PPE, average costs are:

  • PPE clothing pack required €30

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 318241
Coordinator: Pat Lawlor

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.