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Diploma Programs in Automation

Students interested in boosting a current career or jumpstarting a new one may consider earning a diploma. These programs focus on teaching specific skills. Most require less than two years to earn. What is a diploma in automation? This field of study generally focuses on creating and maintaining automated machines. Students often can choose from various programs but will typically learn to use va… Read more

Students interested in boosting a current career or jumpstarting a new one may consider earning a diploma. These programs focus on teaching specific skills. Most require less than two years to earn.

What is a diploma in automation? This field of study generally focuses on creating and maintaining automated machines. Students often can choose from various programs but will typically learn to use various physical tools in a hands-on environment to build and repair various equipment, including computer numerical controlled machines and robots. Lessons may focus on topics such as electrical circuits, CNC programming, sensors, mathematics, design and fabrication techniques. This area of study also can give students the chance to be on the cutting edge of technology and gain experience in management.

Besides the technical skills, students also have the potential to hone their ability to think critically and work as part of a team. They can gain knowledge in project management, which could positively influence future career endeavors.

Tuition for a diploma program will depend on duration of the program and chosen school. Additionally, the cost often differs between schools.  

As businesses seek to become more efficient, automation is becoming more prevalent across industries. From manufacturing to packaging, automotive to product distribution, and construction to environmental, skilled automation experts are needed for various lines of work. Career options for students earning a diploma in automation include calibration mechanic, controls technician and CNC programmer. An understanding of the complex systems used in automation can also lead to careers as an analyst, sales engineer or robotics manager. For students already in the workforce, earning this diploma may help in being promoted to a project manager or manufacturing engineer. 

Online courses are available for some specific automation diplomas. The majority of schools have on-site studies to allow for a hands-on approach. 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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Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program will focus on automated systems, which are at the heart of virtually all advanced manufacturing ... +

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program will focus on automated systems, which are at the heart of virtually all advanced manufacturing industries. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
Teesside University
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learn ... +

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning. -
Diploma
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Aug 2020
Online
Engineering Institute Of Technology
Perth, Australia

Gain strong underpinning knowledge and expertise in Industrial Automation covering a wide range of skills ranging from instrumentation, automation and process control, industr ... +

Gain strong underpinning knowledge and expertise in Industrial Automation covering a wide range of skills ranging from instrumentation, automation and process control, industrial data communications, process plant layout, project and financial management, and chemical engineering with a strong practical focus. -
Advanced Diploma
Part-time
18 months
English
05 Oct 2020
Online
Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

The two-year Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation program provides you with the basic knowledge of electricity and electronics.

The two-year Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation program provides you with the basic knowledge of electricity and electronics. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Engineering Institute Of Technology
Perth, Australia

This 18-month live online programme will provide you with core electrical and instrumentation engineering skills to enhance your career.

This 18-month live online programme will provide you with core electrical and instrumentation engineering skills to enhance your career. -
Advanced Diploma
Part-time
18 months
English
07 Sep 2020
Online
Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

The Robotics and Advanced Automation program will help you gain knowledge, expertise and professional skills related to robotic application and automation used in various sect ... +

The Robotics and Advanced Automation program will help you gain knowledge, expertise and professional skills related to robotic application and automation used in various sectors of industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus

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