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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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25 Results in Automation

Eindhoven University of Technology

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.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Sheffield Hallam University

Automation, control and robotics are pervasive enabling technologies found in almost every modern technical system, particularly in manufacturing and production. They com ... [+]

Automation, control and robotics are pervasive enabling technologies found in almost every modern technical system, particularly in manufacturing and production. They combine the diverse and rapidly expanding disciplines of automation, control, mechanics, software and signal processing.

Develop your knowledge and understanding of classical and modern control theory, industrial automation, systems analysis, design and simulation as well as robotics. Gain the ability to apply principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages. Learn how to design and exploit automation and robotic systems in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications in state-of-the-art facilities such as the first SAP-Industry 4.0 lab in the UK and the Festo process control equipment using Siemens PLC. Work alongside research staff from the Power, Electrical and Control Engineering, and Electronic Engineering subject groups and the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research. ... [-]
United Kingdom Sheffield
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

This degree is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates. It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Tufts University - School of Engineering

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 b ... [+]

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 is an interdisciplinary effort aimed at understanding and improving all aspects of interactions between humans and robots. It draws on knowledge from computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, legal fields, among various others.

Cutting across the engineering and social sciences, human-robot interaction research is a paradigmatic multi- and inter-disciplinary program with enormous future societal benefits.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

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-t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Electromechanical engineering is a collection of engineering disciplines around the themes motion, force and energy. The world of electromechanical engineering encompasse ... [+]

Course content

Electromechanical engineering is a collection of engineering disciplines around the themes motion, force and energy. The world of electromechanical engineering encompasses development, design, manufacturing, testing and control of tools, machines, vehicles and other electrical or mechanical systems, as well as research on these topics.

The Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering is a two-year degree program intended to prepare students for a future technical leadership role in the industry. The program offers in-depth training in all aspects of electromechanical engineering and its economic and social implications based on a profound scientific basis. Graduates will have acquired an attitude of scientific synthesis, analytical reasoning as well as scientific and technical independence. Training in research skills provides mastery in developing, implementing and monitoring technical and scientific innovations.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Autonomy, adaptability and network integration are characteristic features of complex IT systems. Conventional control systems and architectures are no longer adequate to ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Sankt Augustin
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Tampere University

Do you want to become an expert in factory automation and robotics? Join our international and inspiring learning environment! After completing the programme, you will be ... [+]

Reach higher – choose automation!

Do you want to become an expert in factory automation and robotics? Join our international and inspiring learning environment!

After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in different fields of automation. You will also have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in industry or continue your studies towards a doctorate.

To be a successful student of Factory Automation and Robotics, you need to have a background in an applicable field of engineering. We also require proficiency in mathematics and physics and strong programming skills.

The studies consist of two majors that complement each other. The studies in factory automation and industrial informatics prepare you to apply systems thinking to design, develop and integrate factory automation and information systems. The robotics major provides you with skills and knowledge related to robotics and the technology involved, such as the fundamentals of robotics, the control of robotics and sensing/perception systems.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Southern Denmark

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.... [-]

Denmark Odense
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Politecnico di Milano

This program aims at providing graduates with sound engineering skills to design, to develop, to implement and to manage automation systems for manufacturing plants, indu ... [+]

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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Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Malta

The MSc course in Signals, Systems and Control provides the necessary academic, practical and professional knowledge for students to learn and achieve high-tech competenc ... [+]

Course information Course title: Master of Science in Signals, Systems and Control Course code: PMSCSSCFTT7 Postnominal: M.Sc.(Melit.) Level of qualification: Second Cycle National Qualifications Framework level: Level 7 Duration: 3 Semesters Mode of attendance: Full-time Total ECTS credits: 90 Coordinator: Simon G. Fabri Delivered by: Faculty of Engineering Course overview

This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar's website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The MSc course in Signals, Systems and Control provides the necessary academic, practical and professional knowledge for students to learn and achieve high-tech competencies and advanced technological skills in the interlinked areas of signal processing, dynamic systems and automatic control systems. These three areas are the crucial building blocks of modern engineering methodologies applied for the design, development, implementation and analysis of complex systems, ranging from engineering applications and industrial problems to more mundane situations such as financial modelling and environmental control.... [-]

Malta Valletta
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Lincoln

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 e ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Poznan University of Technology

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 Ro ... [+]

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.... [-]

Poland Poznań
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Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Siena
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aalto University

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Finland Espoo
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus