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.

Join the Future Makers

Automation technology is a highly developing field of technology. The need for expertise in automatically operated equipment and machines, such as robots, IoT devices and machine vision, is rapidly increasing. Traditional industrial robotics has long been used in industrial production, but now the use and utilisation of robotics is spreading to all aspects of society. Robotics is a part of the ongoing digitalisation together with the Internet of Things.

In this changing and evolving field of technology, new experts are constantly needed!

Apply in January, start in Autumn 2022

For this Bachelor's degree the application period is 5 - 19 January 2022. Remember to fill in the online application form at by 19 January at 15.00 (UTC+2).


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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. 

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. 

Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS

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

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from the Automation and Robotics degree programme, you will have excellent employment opportunities because automation technology is a highly developing area of technology, and the automation of industrial production lines is constantly growing. Automation is increasingly used for the control of production lines, industrial plants, buildings, transportation, and machinery. Various robotics and machine vision solutions are also constantly increasing.

Experts in automation systems are needed, for example, in the operating and supervision of industrial processes. As an automation engineer, your tasks may include purchase, definition and design of systems and equipment as well as product development, programming, and operation and maintenance tasks. Your tasks may also include management and administration, sales and marketing, technical purchasing, customer service or training and consulting. Your workplace may be an industrial plant, equipment supplier or engineering office. You will most likely work in international projects, initially as a member of a project group and with sufficient experience as a leader of a project group.

Professional Titles

An automation engineer can have, for example, the following professional titles:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Sales Engineer

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

According to the legislation concerning tuition fees for universities and universities of applied sciences are obliged to charge tuition fees from students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and who start their degree studies from 1 August 2017 onwards.

The tuition fee in JAMK´s Automation and Robotics programme is €8,000 / academic year.

Read about our tuition fee policy and information on available scholarships


How to apply

The intake for Automation and Robotics is 15 students.

Automation and Robotics Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 pm Finnish time at Apply


Kuisma Ari

Kuisma Ari

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