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Automation Engineering

Automation describes the use of computer systems and control hardware such as sensors and programmable logic controllers in order to automate a process, thereby reducing or removing the need for human operators. Automation has become very common and is found to some extent in almost every industry. Automation engineering is the act of designing, implementing and testing automation controls for specific systems. Depending on the industry, automation engineering may require the use of specific components and procedures in order to meet regulatory requirements.