26 Masters of Science in Automation

Most Master of Science (MSc) degrees accept students who have previously completed a four-year undergraduate degree in the sciences. Many MSc degrees rely on course-based education, while some are almost entirely research-based, and most rely on both coursework and a research project or thesis. Typically, MSc degree programs are two years long. What is an MSc in Automation? This master’s deg… Read more

Most Master of Science (MSc) degrees accept students who have previously completed a four-year undergraduate degree in the sciences. Many MSc degrees rely on course-based education, while some are almost entirely research-based, and most rely on both coursework and a research project or thesis. Typically, MSc degree programs are two years long.

What is an MSc in Automation? This master’s degree teaches students the fundamental principles involved in the design and operation of automated control systems used in many practical applications. Modern production relies heavily on automation to accomplish many routine jobs, saving human labor and often improving the accuracy of the completed task with automated (robotic) control.

The benefits of earning an MSc in Automation include a thorough grasp of the methods of creating and implementing automated control systems in various technical and practical applications. Students receive a broad understanding of intelligent systems and control engineering, with studies in robotic hardware, robotic programming, virtual reality (VR) systems, and simulation technologies. Computer studies form a large part of the education as well.

The cost of an MSc in Automation can vary somewhat, depending on factors like the school, the length of the program, and the country in which the degree is taken. Students should anticipate at least two years of intensive studies and the attendant costs of living associated with such a degree program.

The kinds of careers available to students who earn an MSc in Automation cover a wide range of positions in manufacturing, design, engineering, and systems management. Many industries have need of automated systems or intelligent programs for control or production, and professionals with the advanced training of the master’s program are suited to career positions in machine learning, robotics, systems design, and more.

The MSc in Automation can be earned through in-person classes or online degree programs. The steps to apply for one of these programs are simple. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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Tufts University - School of Engineering
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Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
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University of Siena
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The MSc in Computer and Automation Engineering aims at providing high-level competencies for the design, management, development and innovation in the fields of advanced hardw ... +

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Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG
Coventry, United Kingdom

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Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

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Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Ghent, Belgium

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Sapienza University of Rome
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University of Pavia
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Eötvös Loránd University
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Eindhoven University of Technology
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University of Lincoln
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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Tampere University
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University of Malta
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