European Master in Advanced Robotics EMARO+

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

European Master in Advanced Robotics EMARO+

Centrale Nantes

European Master on Advanced Robotics EMARO+

EMARO+, European Master on Advanced RObotics Plus, is an integrated Masters course conducted by three European institutions:

  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes- France (coordinator),
  • Warsaw University of Technology - Poland ,
  • University of Genova - Italy,
  • University of Jaume - Spain,

It has 7 associated partners: two Asian Institutions (KEIO University - Japan, SJTU - China) and five industrial partners (IRT Jules Verne - France, Airbus Group Innovations - France), BA Systemes - France, Robotnik - Spain, and SIIT - Italy).

EMARO+ has been accepted in the framework of JOINT MASTER DEGREE action of the new European Educational Project ERASMUS+.


The Masters is designed to promote a high-quality educational offer in the area of advanced and intelligent robotics. After graduation the students will have mastered the different areas of robotics (Mathematical modeling, Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical design) in order to be able to deal with robotic systems as a whole rather than just to concentrate on one particular area. The career prospects for EMARO+ graduates are very good as the proposed courses are relevant to today’s high technology society and because the current output of universities is insufficient to meet the demands of industry and research programmes. Students may take the Masters as a professional terminal degree, or join PhD programmes afterwards.

Duration and mobility

The programme of study lasts two academic years (120 ECTS) split into four equally loaded semesters. The student has to spend the first two semesters in one European institution and the second two semesters in another European institution. Another mobility during the fourth semester to an Asian partner or to an industrial partner is possible.

Summary of study programme

The language of instruction is English, but local language and culture courses of the hosting countries are included in the programme of study. The aim of the first two semesters is to provide the students with a solid interdisciplinary background across the main areas of robotics (Cognition, Action, Perception). During the third semester, depending on the host institution, the student will deal with one or more of the following sectors: industrial robot systems, service robots (domestic, health, rehabilitation, leisure), intelligent vehicules and security robots. The fourth semester is dedicated to the Masters Thesis. The student carries out his/her research work under the joint supervision of two advisors from two different consortium institutions.

Degrees awarded

Students that graduate from the EMARO masters course obtain two masters degrees from the European institutions where they studied. The obtained degrees are officially recognised and give full access to PhD study programmes.

The Consortium delivers a Diploma supplement describing the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the student.

Admission Requirements

The Masters course applies to European and third country students who already hold a first university degree with 180 ECTS, after at least three years of university studies (at the level of Bachelor of Science), in a field related to Robotics, such as: mechatronics, automatic control, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. The applicants have to be fluent in writing and reading in English. Admission is decided on the basis of excellence of academic records, quality of former studies, motivations, reference letters and general skills for foreign languages. The EMARO Consortium recruits up to 60 students each year, with a minimum of 8 for one institution. The professor/student ratio is about 1/2.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

Last updated October 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
16,000 EUR
Jan. 20, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
France Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline Jan. 20, 2017
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 16,000 EUR
from €9.000 to €18.000