Dunwoody Automated Systems & Robotics program

Prepare yourself for employment in the manufacturing industry by earning an Automated Systems & Robotics degree.

Get hands-on experience with mechanical systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial robotics.

Learn on state-of-the-industry equipment, including Fanuc-certified industrial robots, Cognex vision systems, and Arduino microcontroller trainers.

Throughout the program, you’ll be able to conceptualize a task and program a robot to complete it—such as playing a song on a keyboard, sorting items by color, writing and erasing message, and more.

These and additional hands-on projects will prepare you to support engineers and other professionals who develop and use robots and other automated systems.

Dunwoody’s program curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by:

  • Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
  • Institute of Packing Professionals (IoPP)
  • Robotics Industry Association (RIA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Instrumentation Society of America (ISA)

This means that you graduate with the skills and credentials you need to get a good job in a wide variety of manufacturing-related industries.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Automation & Controls Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.

Prefer to take evening classes? Learn about our Industrial Controls & Robotics associate’s degree program.

Class topics include:

  • Basic electricity and electronics
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electronic sensors
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial robotics
  • Motion-control systems
  • Advanced packaging and manufacturing systems

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Automated Systems & Robotics

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Bosch
  • Delkor Systems
  • Buhler
  • Westinghouse Electrical Corporation
  • PaR Systems

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Controls Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Assembler
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Combot Robots
  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Industrial Robotics Lab

Learn to wire and program industrial robots.

  • 9 FANUC LR Mate Industrial Robots
  • 10 Epson T3 SCARA Robots
  • 8 UR3E Collaborative Robots
  • 1 FANUC M1-iA Delta Robot

Packaging Lab

Assemble, configure, and program an array of packaging machinery to move a product from its initial state to packaged, wrapped, boxed, and palletized.

  • 1 Fanuc Robot and RoboDrill Cell
  • 1 Scandia Diamond Wrapper
  • 1 MGS Cartoner
  • 1 Checkmate Checkweigher
  • 1 DoBoy Shrink Tunnel
  • 1 Label-Aire Labeler

Programmable Controls Lab

Learn to debug and program programmable logic controllers for use in a variety of control systems.

  • 11 Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLCs
  • 11 Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLCs
  • 11 Siemens S7-1200 PLCs
  • 11 ABB VFDs
  • 11 Maple Systems HMIs

Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope

Basic Electricity Lab

Complete projects that help you learn the fundamentals of electricity, including how to analyze, design, build, and test series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits.

  • 12 Digital Oscilloscopes
  • 12 DC power supplies and AC function generators
  • 12 Elenco circuit prototyping stations
  • 12 NIDA 130E Microprocessor trainers
  • 1 LPKF S62 PCB Mill

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press