Introduction

Automation and robotics is a specialized engineering branch that provides in-depth knowledge in the areas concerning electro-mechanics, sensors & actuators, robotics, Machine learning and artificial intelligence. An Automation and robotics Engineer involves in designing robots, maintaining, developing new applications and research in the automation systems. Concepts like auto-driven cars are the genesis of automation and robotics programme. The programme deals with Microcontrollers & Microprocessors, Embedded systems, Machine Learning, Automation with PLC programming, Machine Vision, Probabilistic Robotics, Intelligent and Adaptive systems. The Sultanate of Oman as part of Oman vision 2040 sustainable development with ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, plans to automate the manufacturing using smart technology. Therefore, Qualified Automation and Robotics engineers are in great and continuous demand and can serve in manufacturing and service organisations.

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Awarding Body

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time and Flexible.

Duration

Four Academic Years Full Time, 8 Years Part Time or Flexible.

Fees

OMR 3,500 per Year (Full Time).

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of GCET foundation programme with a minimum of 60% in each component. Diploma Holders are encouraged to apply for advanced entry.
General Education Diploma – Science Track (Pure Math+ Physics), or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 60%.

Contact Person

Email : hod3@gcet.edu.om or  Tel: 24227999 – 24227912 or M: 91789204

Why Study our Programme?

One of the main distinctive features of this programme is that the student will get a British award from the University of the West England, Bristol, UK, (recognized worldwide) while studying in Muscat.

What you will be studying?

At the beginning of the programme, you will study Foundation Mechanics, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Robotics, engineering mathematics and C/C++ Robotic programming. As you progress robotic systems, Mechatronics, Programmable Logic Controller Design, Intelligent and Adaptive systems, probabilistic Robotics and Machine Vision modules are taught. Alongside, you will also develop professional skills in project management, project planning, Entrepreneur skills and communication. Throughout the program, you will apply the acquired knowledge through practical laboratory work using our state-of-the-art lab facilities. You will get an inside track on the industry through factory tours and professional briefing from leading organisations. In the final year, you will also take an individual project module to demonstrate the knowledge gained by you in the program.

Where can it take you?

With the arrival of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the impact of digitisation, automation and artificial intelligence on the economy has been huge and has led to an increased demand for experts in the area of Robotics and Automation Engineering. Your knowledge on how to make machines interact with their environment could take your career in a variety of directions, including modern automated manufacturing systems and processes, manufacturing and food industries, the development of ambient assisted living, new internet and mobile technologies or automotive production. The opportunities include but not limited to the following roles:

  • Automation designer/engineer/operator
  • Robotics designer/engineer/operator
  • Embedded system designer/engineer

Programme Structure

Code Title Credit Prerequisite
Level 0
UFMFBG-30-0 Foundation Mathematics: Algebra & Calculus 30 None
UFMFAG-30-0 Foundation Mechanics 30 None
UFCFGK-30-0 Professional and Academic Skills 30 None
UFCEXX-30-0 Program Design and Implementation 30 None
Level 1
UFCFE3-15-1 Introductory Artificial Intelligence For Robotics 15 None
UFMFN7-15-1 C  Programming 15 None
UFMFJ9-30-1 Engineering Mathematics 30 None
UFMFR8-15-1 Digital Principles For Robotics 15 None
UFMFJ3-30-1 Introduction To Robotics & Electronic 30 None
UFMFCA-15-1 Practical Electronics 15 None
Level 2
UFMFL9-15-2 Mathematics for Signals and Control 15 UFMFJ9-30-1
UFMFR9-15-2 Mechatronics 15 None
UFMFKA-30-2 Microcontrollers Applications Group Lab 30 UFMFN7-15-1
UFCFXX-15-2 PLC Design 15 UFMFR8-15-1
UFMFV7-15-2 Control 15 UFMFJ9-30-1
UFMFJA-30-2 Robotic Systems 30 UFMFJ3-30-1
Level 3
UFMFX8-30-3 Individual Project BEng 30 210 credits of which 90 credits at level 2
UFCF95-15-3 Entrepreneurial Skills 15 None
UFMFV8-15-3 Group Design and Integration Project [Elective] 15 None
UFMFC9-15-3 Machine Vision 15 None
UFMFNF-15-3 Probabilistic Robotics 15 None
UZRSSR-15-3 Ethics Of Technology 15 None
UFMFH8-15-3 Digital Signal Processing [Elective] 15 None
Ufmf99-15-3 Intelligent And Adaptive Systems 15 None
GCET-15-0 Omani Culture 0 None
Note: Student will choose 15 credits from the elective modules.

Note: The Omani Culture Module is a compulsory module that will be offered during summer. It carries 0 credit so it will not contribute to the programme credits.

 

Level 0

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFBG-30-0 Foundation Mathematics Algebra &calculus UFMFAG-30-0 Foundation Mechanics
UFCFGK-30-0 Professional and Academic Skills UFCEXX-30-0 Program Design and Implementation

Level 1

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFCFE3-15-1 Introductory Artificial Intelligence For Robotics UFMFR8-15-1 Digital Principles For Robotics
UFMFN7-15-1 C Programming UFMFJ3-30-1 Introduction To Robotics & Electronic
UFMFJ9-30-1 Engineering Mathematics UFMFCA-15-1 Practical Electronics

Level 2

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFL9-15-2 Mathematics for Signals and Control UFMFR9-15-2 Mechatronics
UFCFXX-15-2 PLC Design UFMFV7-15-2 Control
UFMFKA-30-2 Microcontrollers Applications Group Lab UFMFJA-30-2 Robotic Systems

Level 3

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFX8-30-3 Individual Project BEng (Part 1) UFMFX8-30-3 Individual Project BEng (Part 2)
UFMFNF-15-3 Probabilistic Robotics UZRSSR-15-3 Ethics Of Technology
UFCF95-15-3 Entrepreneurial Skills UFMF99-15-3 Intelligent And Adaptive Systems
UFMFC9-15-3 Machine Vision UFMFV8-15-3

UFMFH8-15-3

One of the 15 credits Elective

Group Design and Integration Project

Digital Signal Processing

* Omani Culture GCET-15-0 is a college required module.