MSc in Intelligent Automation


Program Description

This programme gives you the prerequisites for a leading role in the future smart factory where digitization and virtual tools affect the daily work of both supervisors and operators.

In the future smart factory, digitalization will not be limited to mechanical equipment and production systems, but also greatly affect the daily work of both management and operators. The machine and production equipment will be designed, constructed, launched and run based on models, simulations, and optimizations using artificial intelligence and other advanced computer technologies. High demands on productivity and deliveries are today a matter of course in the modern industry, while business and sustainable development are natural elements in all activities.

The Intelligent Automation Master's Programme provides you with the tools to develop and validate the future manufacturing system using virtual engineering tools. For many years, the use of computerized engineering tools and virtual technologies has increased. There is nothing to suggest that the trend will slow or reduce. On the contrary, the future manufacturing system will be characterized by a higher degree of intelligent technology realized through autonomous, connected and smart components.

The master’s programmes in Intelligent Automation start in the autumn semester. The 120-credit master’s programme is offered in two academic years (four semesters) and the 60-credit programme is offered in one academic year (two semesters).

The Focus of Your Studies

The Master's Programme in Intelligent Automation focuses on providing you with the skills required for tomorrow's engineers so that you will be able to address challenges and take advantage of new technological solutions. Through your studies on the Master's Programme, you are expected to acquire a holistic view of the link between production technology, industrial automation, and information technology.

Intelligent Automation is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex engineering problems and systems should be designed and managed from a lifecycle perspective using virtual engineering tools. The Master's Programme includes various techniques and tools, such as modeling, simulation, optimization, digital twins, product lifecycle management and also industrial system philosophy, system thinking and sustainability, and innovation in order to meet requirements of the future "Smart factory".

Upon Completion of Your Studies

The labour market for engineers is big and growing. With new technology, new methods, and new IT support, companies can further streamline their production and make it more reliable, durable and easier to adapt to product and volume changes. However, it is not only in industry but also in other sectors, such as the welfare sector, which will benefit from the new technologies. Probable occupational roles are Automation Engineer, Production Developer or possibly Automation Manager.

After graduation, you are prepared for research studies in Information Technology at the University of Skövde. The majority of the teachers in the programme conduct research in Virtual Engineering at the University of Skövde and the education thus links to current research in the field.

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the program a Bachelor’s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor’s Degree) within the fields of integrated product development, production engineering, automation engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology or similar.

A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS or TOEFL or the equivalent.

Last updated Mar 2020

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