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Autonomous systems are entering our working, urban, and domestic environments. Imagine fleets of smart robots that collaborate in manufacturing facilities, advanced warehouse logistics solutions such as the Amazon warehouses, crew-less cargo ships, smart grids, or interconnected smart home appliances. Those are just a few examples of what we call autonomous systems.
Study program focus
The M.Sc. in Autonomous Systems equips you to participate in and lead work related to the design and deployment of autonomous systems, exploiting the latest advances in artificial intelligence, big data analysis, digitization, sensing, optimization, information technologies, and systems engineering.
The M.Sc. program in Autonomous Systems has been developed to build both mathematical and theoretical understanding, as well as practical experience of students, applicable to Industry 4.0, robotics, and autonomous software agents, among other application areas.
Focus is on systematic problem solving and synthesis, and you will acquire specialized knowledge in the area. More specifically, the study program will provide you with sound hands-on experience through laboratory work and the application of IT-based tools.
You should be aware that your choice of courses in your individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study program and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU. You are responsible for ensuring consistency when designing your study plan.
Combine work with studies
This study program is also available as an Industry study program where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.
With an M.Sc. in Autonomous Systems, you can pursue a career in various production and service industries in both private and public organizations. For instance, you can have a career as an AI developer, production manager, systems engineer, IT consultant - to mention but a few.
General admission requirements
Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering, or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering program. The bachelor's degree must be less than 10 years old.
The individual M.Sc. Eng program states in detail which bachelor programs qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual M.Sc. Eng programs.
The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor program or in connection with conditional admission to a particular M.Sc. Eng program. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.
Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an M.Sc. Eng program do not form part of the M.Sc. Eng program, and partial tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the program is withdrawn.
The Master of Science in Engineering programs are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL-, CAE, or Pearson test). From Spring 2020 the minimum grade of English B-level is 3.0 (on the Danish grading scale).
DTU offers Honours Programme as part of all M.Sc. Eng. programs.
The M.Sc. is a two-year graduate program with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.
Structure of the M.Sc. program
The structure of the program comprises four categories of courses:
General competences: 30 ECTS credits
Thesis: 30 ECTS credits
Technological specialization: 30 ECTS credits
Electives: 30 ECTS credits
The M.Sc. program provides you with a profound understanding and knowledge about your chosen subject. You also learn about teamwork and collaboration, preparing you for the form of work you are likely to meet in your subsequent career.
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