Industrial Automation / Uathoibriú Tionsclaíoch

Course Title: Certificate in Industrial Automation

Applicants must have completed a  QQI-FET Level 6 (National Craft Certificate) award in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation, Fitting, Plumbing or hold a suitable third level qualification in an electrical or mechanical discipline.

This course allows students to achieve the Special Purpose award of Certificate in Industrial Automation. It will give students the necessary knowledge, know-how and skills to enhance their employment prospects as a technician in a relevant industry. It will also give students the opportunity to proceed to further studies (i.e. degree level studies). TU5508 provides a progression route into TU724 BSc in Process Instrumentation and Automation.

Resources such as lecture notes, past exam papers, tutorials etc. will all be made available online, for access at home or work. The numbers in each laboratory session is limited to maximise your learning experience. Through discussion groups, forums as well as email and phone support, there is a wide range of support available to you from both your lecturers and your class colleagues.

Computer facilities are available to you in TU Dublin at all times once registered as a student. Computer application training is given during the first semester. Online material is available to students who have internet access. In addition to web resources, the library stocks many of the texts referred to in class. Each of the modules will be continuously assessed throughout the semester, and the final module mark arrived at by a combination of final exam and continuous assessment.

Employment opportunities exist in (among other key industries):

  • Industries requiring automated manufacturing processes for mass production and quality control (e.g. pharmaceutical industry, food/drinks processing, power generation etc.)

Year 1

Semester 1 

  • Process Instrumentation and control 1
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 1

Semester 2

  • Process Instrumentation and control 2
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2

Year 2

Semester 1 

  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Intake 1: Monday & Wednesday 4pm – 8pm [On Campus]

Intake 2: Monday & Wednesday 6pm – 10pm [On Campus] 

**Please note that class timetables and modes of delivery are indicative and may be subject to change, depending on public health advice**

Applications are now open. Apply here

Information on how to apply can be found at: 

TU5508 Certificate in Industrial Automation provides a progression route into course TU724 Bachelor of Science in Process Instrumentation and Automation.

TU Code



Level 7 (30 ECTS)


Certificate in Industrial Automation


18 months

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2022




€1,450 per academic yr; (€2,900 in total over 18 months)

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