Bachelor's Degree

Become an Automation and Robotics professional

Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Engineering

Are you interested in automation and robotics? Want to get a high-quality technology education in Finland?

Our programme of Automation and Robotics will provide you with a strong basic competence in automation and electrical engineering and good skills for continuous professional development. You will study the whole degree in English, and internationality will be a part of your daily life.

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Smart industry robot arm
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240 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
05.01.2022 - 19.01.2022
Bachelor of Engineering
Study modes
Full-time studies

Key learning outcomes

The Automation and Robotics degree will provide you a strong basic competence in automation and electrical engineering and good skills for continuous professional development.

After completing the Automation and Robotics programme, you will be able to design automation, robotics, measurements, drives, controls, and user interfaces for production lines and enterprise products. You will be familiar with the different levels of automation implementation in an industrial plant and the key sub-processes of industry. You will also be able to plan and implement control systems and assess different alternatives for steering and adjustment solutions. You will also gain expertise in programmable logic, fieldbuses, factory networks, distributed digital automation systems, functional safety, PC-based systems, and user interfaces.

After graduation, you will be able to use robotics and machine vision to create solutions for automating and improving production efficiency. You will also master the key design tools that you can use to design applications for control objects. You are familiar with the principles and practices of field equipment, automation, and instrument electrical design standards. You will also learn the basics of functional safety, which will help you assess the risks of planned solutions. You will also learn how to use and program laboratory equipment that is similar to industrial equipment.

Study contents

In automation technology studies, you will also study the basics of electrical engineering, electronics, and information technology.  In electrical engineering, you will learn to calculate various electrical circuits and acquire an understanding on matters related to electrical safety. In electronics, you will be able to, for example, design a simple embedded device. In information technology, you will learn about programming, information systems, and information network technology. 

The basic studies in automation technology include the basics of logic programming as well as measurement, adjustment and process technology. In the automation system modules, you will review system packages consisting of programmable logic, fieldbuses, factory networks, distributed digital automation systems, and user interfaces. During the design-oriented study units, you will study field equipment, automation, and instrument electricity design. In discrete automation and motion, you will learn about the equipment, control systems, and application programming tools used in manufacturing. One main focus is the utilisation of robotics and machine vision. 

Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS credits

  • Basic studies 24 ECTS credits (working life competence)
  • Vocational studies 161 ECTS credits (mathematics, physics, information technology, basic studies in electrical and automation technology, automation application and equipment design and implementation, robotics and projects)
  • Elective studies 10 ECTS credits
  • Internship 30 ECTS credits
  • Bachelor’s thesis 15 ECTS credits

Lessons, projects and teamwork

In addition to theoretical lessons, the degree programme includes a wide range of laboratory, project and group work. Virtual implementations are also available for some study units. Student work is designed to respond to future tasks in working life as well as possible, and some of the projects can also be implemented as commissioned by businesses.

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

How to apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

How to apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for bachelor's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 pm!
Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.
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Admission Services

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Contact information

Ari Kuisma

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology