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 can serve in manufacturing, service organisations. These Engineers are in continous demand.

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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

Level 0

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFBG-30-0 Foundation Mathematics Algebra &calculus

Prerequisite: None

UFMFAG-30-0 Foundation Mechanics

Prerequisite: None

UFCFGK-30-0 Professional and Academic Skills

Prerequisite: None

UFCEXX-30-0 Program Design and Implementation

Prerequisite: None

Level 1

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFCFE3-15-1 Introductory Artificial Intelligence For Robotics

Prerequisite: None

UFMFR8-15-1 Digital Principles For Robotics

Prerequisite: None

UFMFN7-15-1 C Programming

Prerequisite: None

UFMFJ3-30-1 Introduction To Robotics & Electronic

Prerequisite: None

UFMFJ9-30-1 Engineering Mathematics

Prerequisite: None

UFMFCA-15-1 Practical Electronics

Prerequisite: None

Level 2

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFL9-15-2 Mathematics for Signals and Control

Prerequisite: Engineering Mathematics 

UFMFR9-15-2 PLC Design

Prerequisite: Digital Principles  for Robotics 

UFCFXX-15-2 Mechatronics

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFV7-15-2 Control

Prerequisite: Engineering Mathematics 

UFMFKA-30-2 Microcontrollers Applications Group Lab

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFJA-30-2 Robotic Systems

Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics and Electronics 

Level 3

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UFMFX8-30-3 Individual Project BEng (Part 1)

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFX8-30-3 Individual Project BEng (Part 2)

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFNF-15-3 Probabilistic Robotics

Prerequisite: None  

UZRSSR-15-3 Ethics Of Technology

Prerequisite: None  

UFCF95-15-3 Entrepreneurial Skills

Prerequisite: None  

UFMF99-15-3 Intelligent And Adaptive Systems

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFC9-15-3 Machine Vision

Prerequisite: None  

UFMFV8-15-3

[Elective]

UFMFH8-15-3

[Elective]

UFCFU3-15-3

[Elective]

Group Design and Integration Project [Elective]

Prerequisite: None  

Digital Signal Processing [Elective]

Prerequisite: None  

Advanced Database [Elective]

Prerequisite: None  

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