Automation & robotics

Robotic Engineering degree courses at undergrad bachelor, postgrad diploma master, Ph.D doctorate research levels at Australian universities are listed below. Over the last 20 years Australia not unlike most other technologically advanced countries, have seen jobs in manufacturing migrate to China, Singapore and Taiwan due to lower labor costs. But what cost less than an underpaid  factory worker in these countries? Perhaps automation robots! Robots don’t ask for pay rises, fall sick, or  argue with their boss. Perfectly compliant and docile workers. Could this see manufacturing jobs drift back to Australia and the West ? Read thisMore non Robotics courses here


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  • Robotics engineering degree courses prepares grads for a work in Automation, R & D, manufacturing and the military

  • Robots increasingly replace humans for  routine tasks  in large scale factories and assembly plants that produce cars, automotive parts, electronic parts, heavy machinery, clothes and food. Robotics is used in the assembly as well as in the testing aspects
  • Robots are found more frequently in situations which is too hazardous for a human Eg. Bomb disposal, Oil Exploration, deep sea research etc. Robotics is a specialised area of Mechatronics, so it might be best to have a look at degrees in Mechatronics as well as some universities list their Robotics courses under Mechatronics.
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Typical admission requirements for Robotics / Automation Engineering :

  • Physics, Mathematics, English proficiency

New South Wales : NSW

Victoria : VIC

Western Australia : WA

  • Robotics & Automation courses at University of Western Australia : UWA

Southern Australia : SA

Australian Capital Territory : ACT

  • Robotic Systems at Australian National University :  ANU 
  • Robots are used to manipulate objects in hazardous situations,  conduct tasks needing precision and speed, and substitute repetitive  tasks for better efficiency.
  • Robotic automation is common place in Japanese and South Korean manufacturing  .
  • Industrial robots first came into the picture decades ago  and is gaining wider acceptance.
  • Robotic applications are found in areas  requiring industrial automation, intelligent security systems, car industry, space exploration, military, medical technology  etc.
  • As a designer, you may be  designing robotic circuity or write computer code for embedded systems .
  • Apart from the core robotics jobs, a professional skilled in the area of robotics can also join the area of applied embedded systems.
  • Robotics  is poised for huge growth in coming years.

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