Automation Control and Robotics
I’m studying Automation Control and Robotics, a major that doesn’t say clearly what a person would do after graduating it.
From time to time I talk with people who either think I’m studying programming, or that I’m going to build robots in the future.
What is Automation Control and Robotics?
Well, I won’t.
My studies concentrate on things like control systems (think of it as SCADA), optimization methods, control theory, electronics, specialized electronics (FPGAs, embedded systems, assembler programming, industrial-class robots), leverage of stochastic methods in industrial process identification, computer vision, PLC programming, and others.
As you can see, I was mostly balancing between engineering and very specialized computer science. There really was very little robotics during my Bachelor’s studies.
What can you do after graduating?
I like to call it: engineering.
People graduating automatics control and robotics are vast-minded, and ready to work in pretty much any engineering field that has something to do with programming:
- we can set up wind-turbines
- or air control systems
- or nitrogen refill systems
- or fine-tuning of power plants
- or building assembly lines
There are thousands of options, all different kinds of industries.
Do I enjoy these studies?
Contrary to many of my friends, I do enjoy studying automation control and robotics. I learned a lot of engineering- and maths-related subjects, and I have hopes for a great work in future.