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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering

Robotics and automation have seen widespread applications in many industries, including healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. The Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation aims to supplement your educational or work backgrounds with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to further your career in these fields.

Many of our teaching staff are well-recognised experts who are a part of the University’s Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science. They boast collaborations with industry and researchers at a global scale. This ensures that our courses are kept up-to-date with recent real-world applications, as well as containing direct insights into the emerging technologies available here in New Zealand.

While the PGDipRobotEng is a taught programme directed largely at those who want to put their skills to practice in industry, it can also be treated as the foundation for further academic study in its masters equivalent, the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

There is a rising demand for expertise in automation and robotics to align with established firms increasingly evolving to adopt 'smart' technologies. More employees now recognise the need for skilled people who understand the best use of technologies and their added value, so career possibilities are also growing in many industries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Automation design engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Automation systems engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Robotic Process Automation developer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Robotics software engineer

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 4.0