The B.Eng (Hons) in Automation Engineering programme is the only Level 8 Automation degree specialisation available in Dublin. The programme was launched in response to a growing demand from industry for engineers with a greater emphasis on automation, control, programming and integration with computer technology. Automation engineers with strong core mechanical engineering foundations are highly valued within the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, mechanical and manufacturing sector as automation specialists.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Automation engineers can find employment within the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, mechanical and manufacturing sector as automation specialists.