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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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Diploma in Advanced Industrial Automation

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Campus Full-time Part-time 112 hours Request Info Mexico Monterrey Buenavista Santiago de Querétaro Aguascalientes + 4 more

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) and industrial networks as an element of communication between industrial control elements and field devices.

HND in Instrumentation and Control Engineering by Flexible Open Learning

Teesside University
Online Part-time 2 - 5 years August 2020 United Kingdom Middlesbrough

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

Graduate Certificate in Robotics and Advanced Automation

Sault College
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 Canada Sault Ste. Marie

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.

52708WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online Part-time 18 months February 2020 Australia Perth

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.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics

Centennial College
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Canada Toronto

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.