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Industrial Automation (Advanced)

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  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30th September 2018

Admission Requirements:

The learner will be expected to have a relevant Level 7 qualification or relevant industrial experience.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. Visit for more details.

Course summary

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to become specialists in the application of state-of-the-art automation techniques across a range of industries. This is a specialised hands-on course that deals with essential topics for today’s automation engineers.The module content has a heavy emphasis on practical programming of a range of automated processes using a range of software tools such as DeltaV and SCADA.


Physical Sciences

Timing Details

Two evenings a week (3 hours per evening) for two semesters (13 weeks per semester).

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Full Course Fee: €1,560. However, students may pay per module. Please contact the Department Secretary, Mary Phelan by email


Certificate in Advanced Industrial Automation - Special purpose award. (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualification). 

Level 8 Certificate in Advanced Industrial Automation detailed module information here

The course modules are

  • Introduction to Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Automation & SCADA
  • Advanced Industrial Automation
  • Introduction to Process Control
  • Advanced Industrial Automation Project (10 credit module)


  • Early registration is advisable as numbers of places on courses are limited.
  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2018.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.


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Natalia Rebrova

Mary Phelan, Secretary, Department of Physical Sciences.