Course in Automation & Robotics

Top Course Studies in Automation & Robotics

Automation & Robotics

Students thinking about taking their education in engineering further can focus their studies by taking a course in automation & robotics. This is a very expansive and competitive field, and finding the right program can really make a huge difference for getting involved.

What is a course in automation & robotics? This area of engineering is actually a large category, so there are many different types of courses. It is possible to learn about industrial, medical, military, construction, or many other types of automation. What they all have in common is a usefulness for advancing a student's specific career interest. With a field as specialized as this one, it is important to focus your studies early.

More so than many other programs, courses in automation involve a lot of hands on experience. The training you can receive may be very beneficial. Even if you decide to go in a different direction with your education, these kinds of courses can greatly improve your engineering and design skills.

Automation & robotics courses are a little more expensive than average, but, like all fields of study, there is a lot of variation in the price. Be sure to consider all the options to find a program that meets your financial requirements.

One of the biggest advantages associated with courses in robotics is the career opportunities. With so much in our society becoming automated, the demand for engineers who can work with robotics is only increasing. You can find work in development, research, or managerial positions in anything from factories to transportation systems to aeronautics or space programs. The work you will do is rewarding as well; you will be helping revolutionize the future by improving lives and making physical tasks safer.

There are many different opportunities to get involved with a course in automation & robotics. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Course in Building a Future with Robots

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 3 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

On this free online course, we’ll present some of the major challenges that working with autonomous systems creates, to help you understand how researchers design robotic systems, how these connect to other fields of study, and the potential role of robotics in our everyday future. [+]

Best Course Studies in Automation & Robotics 2017. Course in Building a Future with Robots In 2014, robot sales increased by 29%, the highest level ever recorded for one year. The global market for robotic systems in 2014 was worth over $35 billion. The development of these robots seeks to solve some of our most pressing human problems – they won’t turn us into Iron Man, but they will help us to perform critical, everyday tasks that we otherwise could not. Prepare to work alongside robots and autonomous systems In the near future, more of us will be working alongside robots, so knowledge of autonomous systems and robotics will be a helpful skill for a surprising number of today’s careers. On this free online course, we’ll present some of the major challenges that working with autonomous systems creates, to help you understand how researchers design robotic systems, how these connect to other fields of study, and the potential role of robotics in our everyday future. Explore the future of robotics in factories, homes, hospitals, schools or cars We’ll have behind-the-scenes access to some of the most innovative research at Sheffield Robotics as experts demonstrate different robotic solutions for some of the world’s most pressing needs. We’ll take a look forward into what factories of the future will look like, how we might use robots to help care for an aging population, how robots might be used in classrooms, how driverless cars will change the way we travel and much more. By the end of the course, you will be able to: Analyse the main challenges of working with autonomous systems and the ways in which we might meet these challenges Understand some basic principles of robotic design Apply knowledge of where developments in robotics are heading and their potential effect on our future Explain existing and potential real-life robotic applications Understanding both the current and future developments in robotics and how and where they are being applied will help us to be able to think about our part in a robotics revolution. Requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in robotics. It’ll be of particular interest to engineers, designers, technicians and enthusiasts who are keen to explore the role of robots in our economic and industrial future. [-]

FdSc in Stage Engineering & Automation, full-time [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety... [+]

Stage Engineering & Automation - FdSc full-time [Backstage Academy] Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety of events in a range of roles from design to build, operation and maintenance. From stage construction and scenic finishes, to temporary and demountable structures, motion control and project management this course will introduce you to a range of core techniques and processes involved in stage engineering and automation. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the supply of staging and automation equipment and set construction. Our neighbours here are Litestructures Projects (a specialist in the world of brand experiential, leisure and art project design and build). The family of companies also include Brilliant Stages in Hitchin (whose clients include Robbie Williams, Take That and Muse) and scenic solutions company Perry Scenic (The Killers, Rammstein and Goldfrapp) based in Dudley. All this means that with hard work and the right attitude you will gain valuable contacts and insight into the stage engineering and automation industry. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars from industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme teaching team are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme teaching team enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the stage engineering and events industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the assistance of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the stage engineering and automation industry. The programme offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via the ‘Backstage Academy Crew’. Backstage Academy offers world-class facilities, industry partnerships and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. The majority of the seminars and workshops are delivered by recognised industry experts who provide an insight into their experience and best practices for learners on the programme. What you will learn You will learn a unique blend of skills – from the basic engineering skills required for fault finding on electronic and electrical systems and an overview of hydraulics and mechanics, to appraising a range of stage engineering scenarios and developing your understanding of the processes and procedures involved. You will acquire skills and knowledge to undertake investigative research to underpin your study, and will gain a professional working knowledge of health and safety and work practices to enable you to deliver a range of stage engineering solutions to a high standard. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Events Industries; Stage Engineering Toolbox; Stage Construction and Materials; Temporary and Demountable Structures; Trussing and Rigging; Motion and Movement – Hardware and Control Systems. Level 2 Core modules: Research Methods for Engineering in the Events Industries; Project Management for Stage Engineering; Stage Engineering and Automation Systems Design; Stage Engineering Advanced Toolbox; Industry Placement and Professional Development. At level 2 technical, managerial and logistical skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a stage engineering workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in stage engineering and automation. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in stage engineering. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

Caring Robots

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 10 days June 2017 Netherlands Almere

This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. [+]

Best Course Studies in Automation & Robotics 2017. One course in two countries! The first week of this course is in Almere (The Netherlands), the second week in Barcelona (Spain). This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy and shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed expectations. Dates and Schedule Week 1: from 29.06.2015 to 03.07.2015 Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015 Course Duration This course may be attended: Week 1: in Almere (The Netherlands), for 1 week Full Time Week 2: Barcelona (Spain), for 1 week Full Time Presentation Course Level: Basic to Intermediate Credits: 2.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance. With an extra assignment (paper): 4.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance About the course After a first week in Almere(Netherlands), where most of the lectures are theory based issues, participants move to Barcelona (Spain), in order to develop own prototypes. This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. In fact, collaboration is the key to successful developments which is why we are targeting students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Experts Dr. Marcel Heerink and Dr. Jordi Albó. Methodology The course puts together students from social and technical studies. They will partly follow different tracks. The focus of the first week is on discovering the state of the art in this field. The focus of the second week is on actually developing and testing robots in teams of students with different (technical/non-technical) backgrounds. Lego Mindstorms and Arduino will be used as working material and the developed robots will be applied to some available specific user groups (e.g. children, older adults), evaluating both technical issues and user responses. Objectives The course aim is to learn about the newest developments of robots and their use in health and childcare Developing and testing robots Technical issues evaluation User response evaluation Team work Networking Who should attend? Bachelor and Master students with a strong interest in the field of applied robotics, either from a social or psychological perspective or from a technological viewpoint. Fee per stage* € 500 – Course + Course materials * A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €850 Important note Module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about the go/no go decision the latest 24 hours after the module registration deadline via e-mail. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal go decision has been received. Category Engineering Type of course Summer School [-]

Course in Production and Manufacturing - Short Programme in Production

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 64 hours South Africa Durban

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Production Certificate. [+]

Course in Production and Manufacturing - Short Programme in ProductionCertificationOn successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Production Certificate.Entry Requirements    Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 11 or equivalent.Course DurationThe programme duration is 64 hours and tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays. Please enquire at your campus.Course IntroThe competent learner will be able to adjust and maintain the production process by monitoring and adjusting the process to specifications. The learner will be able to perform finishing activities, quality tests, work safely and discuss incidents and problems relating to the process, materials or products.... [-]