MSc in Automatic Control and Robotics: Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems


Program Description

M.Sc. in Automatic Control and Robotics, specialization - Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems (Faculty of Computing), duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points

The Institute of Automation and Robotics of the Faculty of Computing at Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland offers a Master of Science in Automatic Control and Robotics with specialization Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems (SAAS) – Autonomiczne Systemy Latające na kierunku Automatyka i Robotyka.

The last decade has seen a significant increase in research in Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems. Now, the field is sufficiently mature to engage in a procedure of education. From an educational point of view in the SAAS program we are interested in developing, modeling, simulating and testing guidance, navigation, control and decision systems for autonomous operation of unmanned aerial vehicle systems, unmanned ground vehicle and autonomous and robot systems. Issues of special interest include the determination of levels of autonomy and integration of control, online decision systems, mission planning, trajectory generation, and tracking and limited communication.

The objective of the Master SAAS is to be an interdisciplinary degree program providing students with a strong foundation in smart and autonomous systems aerospace and terrestrial robotics thorough hands-on experience through projects, assignments and a Master’s thesis.

One of the main aims of the proposed program study is to merge all institution efforts under one umbrella such as autonomous systems control. The curriculum’s common core represents electrical, aeronautics, mechanical, control, computer science, and engineering. At the end of their curriculum, students will be able to develop and implement reliable, safe economically feasible and environmentally responsible smart aerospace and autonomous systems, and then to advance the technology to make such autonomous systems possible.

Learning outcome. Students, after passing their master, will have the following skills:

  • Capacity to develop and design innovative autonomous systems;
  • Capacity to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, to communicate by written and oral presentations, in an international context;
  • Capacity to transfer high techniques methodology from university to industry;
  • Capacity to manage an engineering team;
  • Ability to understand different European cultures and languages.

Potential jobs: Government (Law enforcement, border security, coast guard), fire and rescue (forest fire, emergency rescue), energy sector (oil and gas industry distribution infrastructure, electricity, grids/ distribution network monitoring), communication broadcasting, surveillance, agriculture – forestry, fisheries (environmental monitoring, crop dusting, fisheries protection) and others.

Course summary

Semester 1

  • Networks and programming systems
  • Fundamentals of Autonomous Systems
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Adaptive Control
  • Basics of Smart Systems
  • Sensor integration Management (social sciences)
  • A Short Course in Occupational Safety
  • Local Language / Foreign Language
  • Interpersonal Communication (Humanities)

Semester 2

  • Aerial Robots
  • Theory and optimization methods
  • Nonlinear control systems
  • Control of flying robots
  • Research project
  • Flight planning
  • Navigation and motion planning in robotics
  • Electonic systems of flying vehicles
  • Local Language / Foreign Language

Semester 3

  • Elective course 1: Design of Multi-Agent Systems / Control of Underactuated Systems
  • Elective course 2 Vision-Based Control / Design of Control Systems
  • Master’s thesis
  • Project
  • Diploma Seminar
  • Flight communications

University Poznan University of Technology Poznan, POLAND

Degree to be obtained Master of Science

Programme website

Contact International Relations Office Pl. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 5, 60-965 Poznan, Poland

  • Phone +48 61 665 3544
  • Fax +48 61 665 3956
  • E-mail

Language of instruction English

ECTS points 90 (3-semester programme)

Duration 1.5 years (3 semesters)

  • Programme begins end of February
  • Programme ends end of June
  • Deadline for application 30.11.2020

Education requirements

  • English language – level B2 (Common European Framework), (3-semester programme):
  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in engineering or applied sciences, obtained with good marks, with qualification in aeronautics, electrical engineering, computer science engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering and mechatronics

Full list of the required documents is available at:

Mode of instruction Lectures, classes, laboratory classes, projects, internships

Last updated Feb 2020

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Poznan University of Technology is the best technical university in the Wielkopolskie voivodeship in western Poland. Poznan University of Technology arose from Higher School of Machine Construction, ... Read More

Poznan University of Technology is the best technical university in the Wielkopolskie voivodeship in western Poland. Poznan University of Technology arose from Higher School of Machine Construction, which was founded in 1919. PUT boasts nearly a century of experience in educating highly qualified engineers and researchers in many areas. Read less