What are automation and robotics?
Automation and robotics is a technical science dealing with controlling surrounding technical devices, technological processes and machines, including robots. Automation and robotisation develop manufacturing technology, enables the construction of advanced machines and technological lines. It eliminates burdensome manual labour, improves production efficiency, and even enables the personalisation of manufactured products. Automation is an area of intensive research related to new technologies (artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and mobile robots). Automation and robotics are critical elements of the ongoing fourth industrial revolution enabling the development of means of production without human intervention.
Why study Automation and Robotics at Nicolaus Copernicus University
The Automation and Robotics at Nicolaus Copernicus University have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Universities of Technology and the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE). Under the European EUR-ACE Label accreditation and a diploma, graduates of the Automation and Robotics studies receive an appropriate certificate in English stating that they meet ENAEE European standards.
This means that Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics diplomas in automation and robotics are recognized throughout Europe.
The classes in automation and robotics are taught by young, dynamic staff who are open to the needs and interests of students. The staff has contacts with local industry representatives, which makes it easier for students to find employment. Laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment of leading manufacturers of industrial automation (Siemens, Rockwell, Beckhoff, SICK) commonly used in many industrial plants. Students gain practical knowledge, crucial for an engineer, individually performing laboratory exercises in the labs in comfortable conditions. Graduates gain skills that enable them to take up exciting jobs in many areas of the economy.
What happens after graduation
Thanks to the knowledge of programming modern industrial controllers, robots, machines and general knowledge in the field of automation and robotics, graduates find employment in many industrial plants both in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship throughout the country. Employers employing our graduates include Unilever, Nestle Pacific, Apator, TZMO, PIAP-OBRUSN, ROBOS, UNIKAT, PESA Bydgoszcz and many other production plants and manufacturers of machinery and technological equipment.
I will hire a specialist immediately
Students of automation and robotics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, due to the high demand and good reputation among employers, take up well-paid jobs in production plants already during their studies. Some students are actively involved in research work in modern drive and control systems using artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, microprocessor systems and programmable systems.