Automated Systems & Robotics

Prepare yourself for employment in the manufacturing industry by earning an Automated Systems & Robotics degree from Dunwoody. Get hands-on experience with mechanical systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial robotics.

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Experience Automated Systems & Robotics at Dunwoody

With an Automated Systems & Robotics degree from Dunwoody, you will be well-positioned for a successful career maintaining the latest in automated manufacturing, packaging, and industrial robotics systems.

Dunwoody’s competitive 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)

In combination with these industry practices, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses that will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.

Dunwoody’s Automated Systems & Robotics program features:
An advanced Industrial Controls and PLC lab featuring the latest equipment from industry partners like Allen Bradley, Cognex, and Banner.
A Fanuc-certified industrial robotics lab featuring seven articulated robotic arms and machine vision systems.
Award-winning student clubs and organizations like the Robotics Technology Club give students opportunities to see theoretical knowledge in action such as preparing to compete in a yearly Autonomous Snow Plow competition.

Degree Information:

Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

With your Degree:

A degree from Dunwoody gives you the hands-on education to start a career in the manufacturing industry right after graduation.

Common career titles our students earn after graduation include: 
Maintenance Mechanic
Controls Engineer
Field Service Engineer

Recent employers hiring graduates with an Automated Systems & Robotics degree include: 
Delkor Systems
PaR Systems
FSI International, Inc.
Graco, Inc.

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

National Median Salary: $60,820

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Dunwoody College News:

Industry partner Graco donates InvisiPac System to Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing Department
Hands-on with robotic arms
Dunwoody’s Snowplow earns third place in 2016 Autonomous Snowplow Competition


The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies