Industrial Automation (Advanced)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30th September 2021

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.

Admission Requirements:

Ordinary degree or equivalent in Science/Technology/Engineering.


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.


Physical Sciences

Timing Details

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

All part-time programmes at MTU, Bishopstown Campus, Cork 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 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €1,650.
However, students may pay per module. Please contact the Department Secretary, Nicola Byron by email


Duration & Delivery

The course delivery will be two evenings per week, along with a significant individual project in advanced industrial automation.



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

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.


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 2021.
  • 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.

    Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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James Barrett

Nicola Byron, Secretary, Department of Physical Sciences.

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