Master of Science Programs in Automation

Compare 23 Master of Science Degrees in Automation

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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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MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems (with Placement Year)

University of Bath
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

You will learn to use new knowledge to solve complex machine learning and autonomous systems problems. You’ll develop a range of skills including the theory of machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems design and engineering, and the implications for humans of interacting more and more with intelligent and autonomous systems. [+]

Learn how to research, design and develop machine learning and autonomous systems technologies. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in industry.

Intelligent and autonomous systems are increasingly important in all areas of human life and activity from medicine and space exploration to agriculture and entertainment.

Understanding and developing autonomous systems involves a range of skills and knowledge including designing interactive systems with both human and machine elements, and modeling and building systems that can sense and learn.

Machine learning is at the heart of autonomous and intelligent systems, including computer vision and robotics. It also underpins the recent developments in data analytics across many fields.... [-]


MSc in Human-Robot Interaction

Tufts University - School of Engineering
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Medford

As intelligent autonomous robots increasingly become part of our lives, the field of human-robot interaction seeks to understand and improve all aspects of interactions between humans and robots. [+]

As intelligent autonomous robots increasingly become part of our lives, the field of human-robot interaction seeks to understand and improve all aspects of interactions between humans and robots.

Human-Robot Interaction M.S. Programs M.S. in Computer Science: Human-Robot Interaction M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction M.S. in Mechanical Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction

The Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer an M.S. degree in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Students in each department share a set of five required core courses, but other requirements vary.

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MSc in Human-Technology Interaction

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Eindhoven

Technological development offers new possibilities to make people's daily lives more healthy, safe, understandable, independent, fun and comfortable. [+]

Technological development offers new possibilities to make people's daily lives more healthy, safe, understandable, independent, fun and comfortable. New technologies provide us, for instance, with energy-friendly and sustainable solutions to improve the environment in which we live as well as tools for elderly people to live longer on their own. Furthermore, new technologies provide us with new means of communication and new ways of entertainment. Examples are smartphones, ambient intelligence and smart homes, online shopping and communities, 3D television and renewable energy technologies like hydrogen technology and biomass.

For these technologies to be really successful, people will need to be able to use them properly as well as trust, accept and adopt them. As a Human-Technology Interaction engineer, you are typically concerned with topics that require a profound understanding of both the human and technological aspects. You will learn about usability, ergonomics, perception, cognition, decision making, social psychology, consumer behavior and environmental psychology. Simultaneously, as a Human-Technology Interaction engineer, you will need a thorough understanding of technology. Therefore, a substantial part of the Master’s Program will consist of engineering courses in the area of your interest.... [-]


MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (SCAV)

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

This degree is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates. It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control systems, or communications who want to play a role in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network. [+]

This degree is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates. It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control systems, or communications who want to play a role in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network.

With the advent of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles on the horizon of technical advancements, the automotive industry is facing a developmental challenge. How do we develop a robust technical infrastructure to support the anticipated explosive growth in smart vehicular functions, communications systems and driverless cars? This demands a comprehensive understanding of the technology and a bottom-up approach ensuring robustness and dependability of Electronics, Communications (e.g. V-2-V, V-2-I) and Control Systems. Through this MSc, we aim to address the knowledge-gap in the areas of machine learning, automated control strategies, connectivity, and communication infrastructure, cybersecurity protocols, emerging automotive networks and robust automotive embedded systems within the context of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science for Autonomous Systems

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to prepare students for the design and development of software for intelligent systems including, e.g. autonomous cars. Students will get up-to-date knowledge in one of the fastest growing and dominant technological trends of the future. The training offers students the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and competencies in software technology, real-time systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and deep learning, data mining, computer image and signal processing, process control, computer graphics, and vision. [+]

The goal of this program is to prepare students for the design and development of software for intelligent systems including, e.g. autonomous cars. Students will get up-to-date knowledge in one of the fastest growing and dominant technological trends of the future. The training offers students the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and competencies in software technology, real-time systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and deep learning, data mining, computer image and signal processing, process control, computer graphics, and vision. Electives include GIS systems, autonomous systems security issues and industrial mathematics. Students will be involved in the work of the research labs and can work on real industrial research together with professionals of leading companies interested in autonomous systems and autonomous driving.... [-]


MSc in Automation and Robotics

Poznan University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Poland Poznań

The Institute of Automation and Robotics of the Faculty of Computing at Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland offers 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. [+]

Master Degree in Automation and Robotics, specialization: Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems (SAAS)

The Institute of Automation and Robotics of the Faculty of Computing at Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland offers 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.... [-]


Masters of Science in Control Engineering

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Control Engineering (LM-26651) provides students with an interdisciplinary and methodological approach that suits a large variety of students with a first cycle degree in information engineering, industrial engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics. [+]

The Masters Programme in Control Engineering (LM-26651) provides students with an interdisciplinary and methodological approach that suits a large variety of students with a first cycle degree in information engineering, industrial engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics.

The programme introduces students to the basic methodologies of automatic control, including:

Modelling and identification of dynamic systems; Measurement processing and online filtering of sensor data; Use of feedback to stabilize process behaviour and optimise its performance; Integrated automatic control system design.

These concepts apply to a wide range of engineering sectors and are often necessary to enable the interaction of other technologies with advanced applications, both in industry and service automation.... [-]


Autonomous Systems (MSc)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Sankt Augustin

Autonomy, adaptability and network integration are characteristic features of complex IT systems. Conventional control systems and architectures are no longer adequate to realize the potential of these technologies completely, nor are they sufficient to master the complexity of such systems. The international program 'Autonomous Systems' offers multi-faceted training in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics, spanning a whole range of issues involved in the field. [+]

Master of Science Autonomous Systems

Autonomy, adaptability and network integration are characteristic features of complex IT systems. Conventional control systems and architectures are no longer adequate to realize the potential of these technologies completely, nor are they sufficient to master the complexity of such systems. The solution is to design selected components as 'autonomous systems' which can act mainly on themselves without external control most of the time. In this context, autonomous mobile and biomimetic robots form the forefront of development.

The international program 'Autonomous Systems' offers multi-faceted training in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics, spanning a whole range of issues involved in the field.... [-]


MSc in Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Cranfield University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Cranfield

The global market for aerial, ground and marine Autonomous Vehicles has grown rapidly due to the advent of drones and driverless cars. Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, and Marine Industries seek graduates conversant in key aspects of Autonomy including dynamics & control, guidance & navigation, decision making, sensor fusion, data & information fusion, communication & and networking. These durable and transferable skills are the bedrock of this unique MSc course whose content has been based on advice from the Industrial Advisory Board, comprising the relevant Industrial representatives from Big Primes to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. [+]

The global market for aerial, ground and marine Autonomous Vehicles has grown rapidly due to the advent of drones and driverless cars. Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, and Marine Industries seek graduates conversant in key aspects of Autonomy including dynamics & control, guidance & navigation, decision making, sensor fusion, data & information fusion, communication & and networking. These durable and transferable skills are the bedrock of this unique MSc course whose content has been based on advice from the Industrial Advisory Board, comprising the relevant Industrial representatives from Big Primes to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

Overview Start date: October Duration: One year full-time. Delivery: Taught modules 40%, Individual research project 40%, Group Project 20% Qualification: MSc Study type: Full-time Campus: Cranfield campus Who is it for? ... [-]

Master of Science in Engineering - Robot Systems

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Odense

This is a two-year master programme. To study a master degree in Robot Systems you must have a relevant bachelor degree (three years of previous... [+]

What do you prefer – to lean back and watch science fiction movies with the rest of the world, or to make the ‘science facts’ of the future? Robots with artificial intelligence that recognise people and adapt to their individual needs. Robot technology that saves lives at the hospitals, makes all the technology in your home communicate with each other, or makes your car drive itself ... and safer.As a master student, you can choose to concentrate on one of the research areas: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems or Computer Vision.

Programme structure

This is a two-year master programme. To study a master degree in Robot Systems you must have a relevant bachelor degree (three years of the previous study at university level).At the master programme, you choose an academic profile; the area in which you want to specialise.... [-]


Master in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Boston

The MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills to develop the innovative solutions required by the rapidly emerging global industry in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). [+]

The Course

The MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills to develop the innovative solutions required by the rapidly emerging global industry in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).

The programme aims to provide the opportunity to enhance and apply students' existing knowledge of computer programming and mathematical frameworks through laboratory workshops, lectures, debates and independent research.

The course assumes a familiarity with programming concepts and the supporting mathematical framework while presenting advanced concepts relating specifically to the computing domain.

How You Study

Students on this programme can experience a blend of different teaching and learning approaches. The programme aims to enable the development of skills through practical workshops in the laboratory, and academic knowledge through debate, lectures, discussion, and personal research.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Data Engineering and Machine Learning

Tampere Universities
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

Data engineering tickles your curiosity: every day is an adventure in the jungle of new data challenges. Data-driven systems are at the centre of modern computer engineering and hold great promise for the future. Data engineering is needed for solving challenging pattern recognition problems, such as intelligent search engines, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, or automatic car number plate recognition systems. [+]

The key to the fourth industrial revolution

Data engineering tickles your curiosity: every day is an adventure in the jungle of new data challenges.

Data-driven systems are at the centre of modern computer engineering and hold great promise for the future.

Data engineering is needed for solving challenging pattern recognition problems, such as intelligent search engines, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, or automatic car number plate recognition systems.

Study objectives

Our major studies in Data Engineering and Machine Learning combine modern machine learning techniques with efficient implementation skills. Real-life deployment skills are not only about the mathematics of machine learning but also require an understanding of databases, programming languages and even hardware design; all aiming at the efficient processing of huge data masses, with the best algorithms brought by modern machine learning.... [-]


MSc in Automation and Control Engineering

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Milan

This program aims at providing graduates with sound engineering skills to design, to develop, to implement and to manage automation systems for manufacturing plants, industrial processes, mechatronic devices, distribution networks and environmental systems. [+]

Mission and goals

Graduates have a strong background in the classical engineering fields, in the information and in the telecommunication technologies. The interdisciplinary nature of this program provides graduates with all the necessary skills to design and to manage systems resulting from the integration of highly diverse technologies. Graduates will have wide employment opportunities in many fields: industry producing manufacturing systems, automatic machines, robotic systems, mechatronic systems, process industry, transportation systems, transportation and distribution networks, food industry, electrical appliances, home automation and environmental resources.

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Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Finland Espoo

The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. [+]

Study objectives

The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research in mathematical and natural sciences, the curriculum is flexible and allows each student to study a unique combination of courses to suit his/her own interests.

The key themes in the programme are

renewable energies and sustainability, e.g. energy efficiency and intelligent transportation systems distributed and networked systems, e.g. smart grid, smart living environment, safety and security in distributed/networked systems sensing and perceiving the environment, e.g. microsensors, machine perception transition from automation to autonomy personal healthcare ... [-]

Master in Computer and Automation Engineering

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Siena

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 hardware and software architectures, and of control systems and robotics. [+]

MSc Degrees in Automation. Computer and Automation Engineering

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 hardware and software architectures, and of control systems and robotics. In particular, the program is focused on human-machine interaction in a wide sense, spanning topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, high-performance processing of massive data collections, human-robot interfaces, and systems for production automation.

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The students can complete the program by focusing either on information systems design or on robotics and automation. In particular, the students can choose courses covering the design issues for advanced database systems, such as search engine technologies and information retrieval; the theory of formal languages and the technological aspects of language parsers and natural language processing tools; the applications of bioinformatics and information systems for biological databases; the algorithms for image processing; the techniques for the modelling, analysis and simulation of complex dynamic systems; the principles of estimation theory applied to system identification and filtering; the modern paradigms of uncertainty representation and the main techniques for analysis and design of uncertain systems; the competencies for the design of advanced sensor systems.... [-]