Bachelor of Automation and Robotics
This course will provide you with the broad multidisciplinary knowledge and skills that industry requires of people working in robotics, automation and Industry 4.0.
The learning experience
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Careers and further study
- Automation lead
- Robotics system developer
- Robotics and automation technician
- Automation consultant
- Systems designer
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 88
- demonstrate English language competence
- completed prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Mathematics Methods ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Physics ATAR.
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
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Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics
This course will provide you with the broad multidisciplinary knowledge and skills that industry requires of people working in robotics, automation and Industry 4.0. Combining relevant aspects from all engineering disciplines, software development, electronic hardware design and mechatronics, this course will cover the principles, design and operation of industrial robot manipulators as well as intelligent autonomous robots and self-driving vehicles.
Why study Automation and Robotics
- Robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 are high-growth areas, with strong demand for skills and knowledge
- Along with the technical expertise, you‘ll develop the multidisciplinary professional skills and breadth of knowledge industry is seeking
- You can continue on to the Master of Professional Engineering and become an accredited engineer with sought-after automation and robotic expertise. Robotics are increasingly instrumental in engineering projects with remote operating systems
- February and July
- 3 years full-time
You'll learn to
- work in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, digital systems, microprocessors and embedded systems, factory automation, manufacturing and automotive industries
- design digital and embedded systems
- develop code for automation and robotics applications
- integrate software, electronic hardware and mechanical systems to perform a specified function
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"Robots, AI, Automation and Driverless Vehicles – these are not just elements from a science fiction movie, these are real components of modern work environments. Our new Bachelor degree in Automation and Robotics gives you a solid foundation in all Engineering areas with additional advanced units in Automation, Robotics and Software."
Professor Thomas Braunl - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Admission entry pathways
UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.