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Automation Engineering

Academy Profession Degree of Automation Engineering, 120 ECTS

Institution University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
Campus Teknologi & Business (Sofiendalsvej)
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR

Do you want to develop solutions that are energy efficient and good for the work environment within the field of energy, welfare and industrial production?
Automation engineering is about developing safe and innovative solutions for enterprises to ensure optimisation and development of their technical systems and automated facilities such as robotics technology.

Sounds exciting? Then the Automation Engineering programme is just the thing for you... 

About the programme

The Automation Engineering programme gives you broad knowledge and insight into the construction and optimisation of technical control systems on your own and together with others.

The Automation Engineering programme matches the industrial enterprises of the future.
 You will learn about:
  • Electrical engineering and measuring techniques
  • Control and regulation technology as well as robotics technology
  • Configuration and programming
  • Preparation and dissemination of technical documentation
  • Network technology
  • Construction and project management of automation processes
  • Installation and optimisation of large industrial constructions or industrial production

Programme structure

In the two-year programme you will be working with how to use specifications to select the optimum hardware solution and develop software, ranging from PLCs, over PCs to embedded SW controls. 

Stays abroad

In the course of the Automation Engineering programme you will be able to go abroad for a three-month internship at one of the educational institutions with which UCN Business and UCN Technology cooperate.

As a graduate

Automation engineers are in charge of practical installation work such as mounting, commissioning, optimisation and operation of automatic systems in production environments.

Service and operations may also be included in the job functions of the automation engineers.
 Automation engineers may perform this work either as employees in a production plant or as employees of suppliers or sub-suppliers of such systems. Examples of work areas:
  • Project manager
  • Engineer
  • Development engineer
  • SRO (Control‚ Regulation and Monitoring) engineer
  • Control, regulation and monitoring techniques
  • Service engineer
  • PLC programmer
  • SCADA programmer


To be admitted to this programme, you must either have an upper secondary education or a relevant vocational or technical education.
Read more about the admission to Automation Engineering.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of University College of Northern Denmark.

Apply directly at University College of Northern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma fullfils the general entry requirements, you should contact University College of Northern Denmark directly. 

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Teknologi & Business (Sofiendalsvej)

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