Minor in Industrial Automation and Robotics | IA & R

Minor program in Industrial Automation and Robotics is designed to provide a broader foundation at undergraduate level to become an ambitious engineer in an industrial environment. This will amplify career prospects thus opening employment opportunities in a variety of settings. With industries struggling to keep costs down by implementing more automation, there is a strong desire to hire people with a background in robotics and industrial automation.

By increasing automation through the use of sensors and configurable robots on the assembly line, ‘smart’ factories will be able to mass produce items satisfying individual customer orders and specifications. Efficiency in productivity and quality of the product can be improved through automation and Internet-of-Things (IoT). Need of the day is to map industry requirements into the existing educational system, develop a continuous knowledge cycle that provides skill orientation on new technologies.

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Key Information


This course aims to impart the knowledge of sensors, actuators and PLCs. Further, the course aims at selecting and interfacing these components for the given application. It also provides the knowledge of fundamentals of joints, anatomy of robotic arm, kinematics of robotic joints. Students will get a deeper understanding of designing an automated system for performing certain tasks.

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this minor program an engineering graduates will be able to

  • LO1. Understand fundamentals of industrial automation and robotics.
  • LO2. Select proper instrumentation system components to develop applications.

Assessment Method

Tests, Mini projects, Laboratory, Presentation, Quiz, Study of research papers etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed First Year of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering / Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering/ Information Technology / Computer Engineering .

List of Courses

  • Fundamentals of Automation
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Industrial Pneumatics, Hydraulics, E-pneumatics
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Project on Industrial Automation and Robotics