Bachelor's degree education from year 2020 (autumn)

Bachelor's Degree Programme in Automation and Robotics

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  • Degree Programme
  • Curricula
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Key learning outcomes

The students' competence profile is determined by their Personal Learning Plan.

The students in the degree programme are able to apply the basic laws of natural sciences to solve problems in their own field. They are able to utilise ICT technology in their daily work. They have good basic skills in electrical engineering.

Students are able to design automation solutions utilized in buildings, production lines, processes and companies' products, measurements, automated controls, and user interface. They are familiar with the different levels of automation implementations in an industrial facility and the key sub-processes of industry. They can design and implement control systems and evaluate different options for control and adjustment solutions.

The students have good capabilities for continuous professional development, diverse communications and information retrieval. They have adopted an entrepreneurial and innovative approach, and are capable of working as entrepreneurs. They can also work in an international work environment.

Education content and professional growth and know-how

You will learn to design automation included in production lines and the companies’ products, measurements, controls, adjustments and user interfaces. You are familiar with the different levels of automation implementations in an industrial facility and the key sub-processes of industry. You are able to design and implement control systems and evaluate different options for control and adjustment solutions. You have competence in programmable logics, field buses, plant networks, distributed digital automation systems, PC-based systems and user interfaces. You are able to use robotics and computer vision to create solutions to automate and enhance production. You master the key design tools by means of which you can design applications for the control sites. You are familiar with the principles and practices in accordance with field equipment, automation and instrument electrical engineering standards. You are able to use and program laboratory equipment that is similar to that used in industry.

Flexible studies

Students have a choice of alternative or elective studies offered by partner universities, such as other universities of applied sciences (CampusOnline), universities and educational institutions involved in the EduFutura collaboration (University of Jyväskylä and Gradia). Higher level studies completed elsewhere may be accredited as part of your degree. The student must have a certificate or some other document to prove that they have completed the studies. Skills acquired elsewhere can also be described and demonstrated to enable accreditation. Further information is available in the Study Guide.

Working life oriented learning

Working life oriented learning is included in bachelor’s degree courses throughout the studies. These include practical training to promote professional skills, the thesis and various working life projects. At Jamk University of Applied Sciences, the operating model for working life oriented and student-driven learning is called Jamk Future Factory®. It combines working life operators, students, Jamk experts and working life oriented LAB environments and other learning environments. In addition to multidisciplinary and working life oriented project studies, it offers students a chance to develop their future working life skills, career paths and networks.

Studification is also among the options offered by working life oriented learning. It refers to combining work, project work, Future Factory activities, etc. with studies. Studification involves students drafting a studification plan and documenting it in the manner agreed with the teacher. Further information is available in the Study Guide.

Career opportunities and employment

After completing the Automation and Robotics programme, you will be able to design automation, robotics, measurements, drives, controls, and user interfaces for production lines and enterprise products. You will be familiar with the different levels of automation implementation in an industrial plant and the key sub-processes of industry. You will also be able to plan and implement control systems and assess different alternatives for steering and adjustment solutions. You will also gain expertise in programmable logic, fieldbuses, factory networks, distributed digital automation systems, functional safety, PC-based systems, and user interfaces.

After graduation, you will be able to use robotics and machine vision to create solutions for automating and improving production efficiency. You will also master the key design tools that you can use to design applications for control objects. You are familiar with the principles and practices of field equipment, automation, and instrument electrical design standards. You will also learn the basics of functional safety, which will help you assess the risks of planned solutions. You will also learn how to use and program laboratory equipment that is similar to industrial equipment.

Qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.

Further studies

Students may, after graduation and a work career of at least three years, continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme. A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university Master’s degree programme or similar programmes. After a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad in Master’s degree-level programmes. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

A student who completes a Master’s degree at a university of applied sciences may receive an opportunity for postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37).

Education planning

Working life and interest groups have participated in the planning of the education by means of workshops, among other things.

Contact Information

Kuisma Ari
Senior Lecturer, Logistics
+358406305086
firstname.lastname@jamk.fi