Supplement your study or work background with the specific skills necessary for the future-proof fields of robotics and automation. Programme overview Robotics and automation have seen widespread applications in many industries, including healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. The Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation aims to supplement your educational or work backgrounds with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to further your career in these fields. Many of our teaching staff are well-recognised experts who are a part of the University’s Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science. They boast collaborations with industry and researchers at a global scale.
This ensures that our courses are kept up-to-date with recent real-world applications, as well as containing direct insights into the emerging technologies available here in New Zealand. While the PGDipRobotEng is a taught programme directed largely at those who want to put their skills to practice in industry, it can also be treated as the foundation for further academic study in its masters equivalent, the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering.
The PGDipRobotEng is a 120-taught programme with courses designed to give you a broad base of technical knowledge in the field. You’ll have to complete the following courses. Compulsory courses COMPSYS 726 Robotics and Intelligent Systems (Semester One) COMPSYS 730 Robotics and Society (Semester Two) At least one of the following: ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals ENGGEN 731 Agile and Lean Project Management (Semester One) ENGGEN 732 Systems Thinking and Project Business Case (Semester One)
Where could this programme take you? There is a rising demand for expertise in automation and robotics to align with established firms increasingly evolving to adopt 'smart' technologies. More employees now recognise the need for skilled people who understand the best use of technologies and their added value, so career possibilities are also growing in many industries. Jobs related to this programme Automation design engineer Automation engineer Automation systems engineer Mechatronics Engineer Robotic Process Automation developer Robotics engineer Robotics software engineer