Automation engineering is an engineering discipline that focuses on improving the efficiency of various manufacturing and computer processes by automating certain parts of the system. Automation engineers plan and change existing technology so that it needs less human interaction, and they monitor the performance of the changes they make. Sometimes, an automation engineer may design entirely new technology to automate a system. Automation engineers can be traditional engineers who work with physical machines or software engineers who work with programming languages.
There are a variety of industries that use automation engineers. The two most common types are mechanical and software automation. If you are interested in machines and in figuring out how they work, consider pursuing mechanical automation. If you want to work in an office and focus more on coding or internal systems, pursue software engineering. Picking a specialty can help you narrow down the skills you should develop to be a successful engineer. It can also help you find a niche of clients and agencies to work with.
The Master program is articulated in two curricula:
The Masters in Computer and Automation Engineering aims at providing high-level competences for the design, management, development and innovation in the fields of advanced hardware and software architectures, and of control systems and robotics. In particular, the program is focused on human-machine interaction in a wide sense, spanning topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, high performance processing of massive data collections, human-robot interfaces, and systems for production automation.
The students can complete the program by focusing either on information systems design or on robotics and automation.
can find jobs within industries, public companies, financial institutions and research centres, whose R&D divisions carry out activities in the fields of information systems, industrial automation and robotics.