The CSE college offers undergraduate program in Automation.

This program focuses on principles and methods for designing and controlling engineered and natural systems. It covers all the major aspects of control engineering, systems modeling and simulation, with applications ranging from classical control system design to optimal adaptive and intelligent control systems. It also emphasizes the multidisciplinary character of the field, specific areas of interest include automation technology, instrument technology, information technology, computer technology, robotic technology etc.

The Program Objectives of the Automaion Program are:

 1. Graduates will understand the basic knowledge in the general area of automatic control science and research, both in theoretical and applications. Multidisciplinary phenomena using systems methodology as demonstrated by their ability to deal with technical, social, political and economic issues.
2. Graduates will solve multidisciplinary problems using systems understanding and problem solving skills to analyze and design engineering systems or processes in industry, government, and research.
3. Graduates will be able to design, develop and integrate information system for engineering application.
4. Graduates will facilitate automation design projects that bring together practitioners of various engineering fields in an effective, professional, and ethical manner as demonstrated by their teamwork, leadership, communication, and management skills.

About 40% our graduates further their graduate-level study either here at ZJU or aboard. Career opportunities range from project engineers, systems and control engineers, and computer systems integrators across a wide range of industrial sectors. The career prospects are therefore excellent, particularly as the output of Control's Engineers from universities is insufficient to meet the demands of employers.