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Top 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 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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Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to apply the tools and the fundamentals of industrial automation to industrial processes, using programmable logic controllers (PLC's) an ... [+]

objective

Apply the tools and the fundamentals of industrial automation to industrial processes, using programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and industrial networks as a communication element between industrial control elements and field devices.

Benefits of the programYou will obtain minimum knowledge required to select, install and implement a specific automation design.You will acquire the minimum skills necessary to handle the tools used in the area of ​​industrial automation, in particular, industrial communication technologies such as the AS-i, PROFIBUS and Ethernet field buses.You will increase the profits of your company by means of the reduction of costs for maintenance, installation and improvements of the operation of the system, and the modernization of the productive plant.You will practice what you have learned in the laboratory, doing industrial cutting problems.Addressed to... [-]
Mexico Monterrey Buenavista Santiago de Querétaro Aguascalientes  + 1 More
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
112 hours
Campus
Teesside University

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

Course overview

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

The Higher National Diploma (HND) Instrumentation and Control Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level.

The course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in instrumentation and control engineering design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding or the communications industries. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Online
Engineering Institute Of Technology

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

Course at a Glance National Code - 52708WA Code: DIA Course Length: 18 Months Course taught in English Join this interactive, LIVE Online program, for 18 months part-time, to gain: Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation Guidance from industrial automation experts in the field with extensive experience, rather than from the clinical information gained from books and college Credibility as the local industrial automation expert in your firm Networking contacts in the industry Improved career prospects and income A world-class Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation Overview

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.... [-]

Australia Perth
February 2020
Part-time
18 months
Online
Sault College

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

Robotics and Advanced Automation (4068) 1 Year - 2 Semesters Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program Overview The Robotics and Advanced Automation program at Sault College will help students gain knowledge, expertise and professional skills related to robotic applications and automation used in various sectors of industry. These industries include manufacturing, food packaging, medical, aerospace and many more. This program features a new, world class laboratory equipped with the latest robotics equipment installed in a simulated manufacturing environment.

Program of Study

Semester 1

RAA100 - 5 Introduction to Robotics RAA101 - 3 Welding RAA102 - 2 Computers and Networking RAA103 - 3 Robot Cell Design and Safety RAA104 - 3 Manufacturing Processes RAA105 - 2 Basic Electricity RAA106 - 2 Robot Mechanics ... [-]
Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Centennial College

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

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. The School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science undertaking will offer you a thorough understanding of theory, along with practical, hands-on laboratory experience. It will place an emphasis on the basic technology used in building and operating automated industrial systems: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and robotics. While you will be prepared after two years of study to build a rewarding career in the field of automation and robotics, the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program will also give you an option for further study. You may complete additional study in the three-year Automation and Robotics Technology program, which will explore the field of precision controls and the total electronic integration of modern, complex automated systems through industry-leading field placements.... [-]

Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus