Automation Engineering / Innealtóireacht Uathoibrithe

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Automation Engineering

2021 CAO Points - 243

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Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at 

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Automation engineering involves the design, development and implementation of sensor and robotic systems. At its core is the combination of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering with computer technology, namely, mechatronics.

This multi-disciplinary course will equip you for a diverse range of modern technological roles. You’ll develop a range of skills in the design and implementation of automation solutions; from 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD, Solid-Modelling), sensor and instrumentation selection, and programming of robotics to the management of the resulting systems. 

The course combines academic classwork and hands-on work in our labs and workshops. It covers the integration of mechanical, manufacturing, electrical and electronics systems with software engineering and computer technology; design and construction of electromechanical systems operating under programmed control; the functionality, operation and integration of a variety of electro-mechanical hybrid devices, equipment and systems; safe use of tools, machines and materials, and software based engineering tools and applications.

Work Placement

You will benefit from work placement in Semester 2 of Year 2. 

Study Abroad Opportunities
We have Erasmus agreements with many third-level institutes across Europe whereby one- or two-semester exchanges can be facilitated.

Professional Accreditation

On graduation, you’ll qualify for associateship membership (AMIEI) of Engineers Ireland.

Further Study
If you reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites, you may progress to a Level 8 honours degree. You’ll typically enter at Year 3 of the four‑year course.


  • Employment in high-tech sectors as Automation Technologist
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
  • Industrial Automation Technologist
  • Machine Design Technologist
  • Machine Service Technologist
  • Process Plant Technologist
  • CAD Technician/Designer
  • Quality Control/Improvement Engineer
  • QA Technologist
  • Research and Development
  • Fault Diagnosis and Testing
  • Computer Modelling and Simulation
  • Design Technologist
  • Service Technologist
  • Process Technologist
  • Manufacturing Process Technician
  • Graduate Manufacturing Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • QA Technologist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturing Technologist
  • Machine Build Technologist
  • Production Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Technician
  • Customer Services
  •  Mathematics
  •  Applied Engineering Science 1&2 
  •  Electrotechnology 1 & 2
  •  Automation Technology
  •  Communications Studies
  •  CAD & IT 
  •  Workshop & Metrology 
  •  Manufacturing Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation Systems 
  • Manufacturing Systems  
  • Communications Studies  
  • 3D CAD & IT  
  • Team Automation Project  
  • Industry Robotics  
  • Work Experience in a High Tech Manufacturing Environment 


  • Mathematics
  • Manufacturing Management 
  • Mechatronics 
  • Systems Integration   
  • CAD and Information Technology  
  • Project   
  • Industrial Automation  
  • Business and Management  
  • Project - The final stage of the course includes a major practical project which runs throughout the academic year


Before college I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.

Automation Engineering sparked my curiosity as it appeared to cover a diverse range of leading edge technologies that interested me. During Year 2 on the course, I successfully completed my Work Placement module in a Business Development and Engineering role at a leading European Automation provider, Robotics and Drives (Mullingar). I was then offered a permanent position with the company, contingent on successful graduation.

At TU Dublin (City Campus) I enjoyed the atmosphere of each module within the course and am thankful to the experienced lecturing team who delivered to an excellent standard. Though I never considered myself a ‘book smart’ learner, the practical nature of the course facilitated me in achieving a distinction award in my degree and has now set me on an exciting career path in Automation


Max Brennan (TU701 Automation Engineering Graduate 2019)

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering


3 years

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City Centre: Bolton Street


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Programme Chair – Donal McHale

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Head of Manufacturing Technology - William Bergin