Engineering - Automation & Digital Manufacturing - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Engineering - Automation & Digital Manufacturing - Galway

Students will take 40 credits of taught modules which will have assessments contributing to their 50 credits work-based research project.

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for automation engineers working in industry wishing to upskill to a Level 9 while working. The research project can be fully embedded in the student’s day-to-day job to optimise their workload.

Subjects taught

Research Methods
System Integration
Lean Automation
Data Driven Decision Making
Research Project in Automation and Digital Manufacturing

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold Level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree or Higher Diploma in Automation & Digital Manufacturing or a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechatronics or cognate discipline with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent. As the research is industry based, applicants must either have the support of their employer to conduct research or have an agreement with a company to use their facilities for the purpose of their research.


2 years part-time, online.

Study Hours
In semesters 1 and 2, students attend 4 hours of online synchronous workshops per week and engage in 6 hours of asynchronous material per week. The Research Project is fully integrated in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 and continues as a stand-alone module in semesters 3 and 4 under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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