Students with engineering, electronics and communications backgrounds often decide to further their studies by pursuing a master’s degree in automation. Some engineering students want to take the next step from undergraduate studies toward a doctorate. Other students use this graduate program to further focus their studies in engineering with courses that will advance their specific career interests in automation and robotics.
What is a Master in Automation? This graduate degree is a bridge to a career in automation engineering or to doctorate studies in automation and robotics. Engineers in robotics are in high demand, and the field is expected to expand. Students who enter this program will research robotics and how mechanization can be applied to processes in fields such as retail, transportation, manufacturing, medicine and aeronautics. This program includes a heavy focus on development projects and training to build robotics.
Undergraduates interested in robotics and engineering benefit from a Master in Automation by sharpening their engineering skills with a more specific focus in robot technologies. This program offers in-depth automation design and development training, useful for advanced positions in industries that rely on mechanization. It also prepares engineers with undergraduate degrees for doctoral work in automated machines.
The cost of the master’s program depends on the institution. The program usually takes between one and three years to complete. Students interested in pursuing this coursework should thoroughly research each institution to find a program that fits their financial and course length requirements.
As engineers in the robotics field are in high demand, students who successfully complete coursework in automation will have a wide variety of career choices. Graduates may choose to enter research and development positions, or manage automation in factories, transportation systems, large-scale construction projects, military projects or aeronautics and space programs. Automation engineers design and manage robots that assist humans, perform life-saving tasks in dangerous situations, build ships, control traffic and fly unmanned crafts, among many other revolutionary applications.
Interested students will find several international programs that offer a graduate degree in automation in our extensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Cycle Engineer in Computer Engineering takes place in 6 semesters, one of which is in common core. Its objective is to train Computer Engineers capable of integrating into their professional environments and possessing both advanced technical skills and managerial skills enabling them to manage projects and teams. [+]
Based entirely on current demands and requirements in the field, the curriculum directly reflects major trends in the vehicle development industry. It focuses on exciting new developments such as intelligent vehicle systems (vehicle dynamics and control, driver [+]
The MSC in Computer and Automation Engineering aims at providing high-level competences 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... [+]
Mechatronics is a synergistic and integrated process of several sciences and skills (among which control and computer sciences, electronics, mechanics) which allows to conceive and to design products and systems with augmented or improved functionality and which requires to consider the conception of the product or system in its overall lifecycle in a cooperative interdisciplinary approach. [+]
The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high [+]
The aim of this two-year programme is to provide students with solid knowledge about mechanical engineering (mechanical design, production and plant maintenance, logistics and production planning, etc.) and its related fields. [+]
The Master's programme in Robotics and Control provides a comprehensive foundation for a professional career in the field of robotics. [+]
Master's Programme in Robotics and Control
The Master's programme in Robotics and Control provides a comprehensive foundation for a professional career in the field of robotics. The programme is interdisciplinary, covering robotics related to both artificial intelligence and control systems, with contributions mainly from the Departments of Computing Science and Applied Physics and Electronics.
TeachingFocus may be put on either artificial intelligence related robotics or control related robotics, depending on the student's interests and qualifications.A relevant curriculum is guaranteed by lectures and hands-on assignments relating directly to ongoing research projects. Many courses in the program contain a large portion of laboratory work in order to provide experience with relevant software and hardware.... [-]
The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. [+]
The Master of Engineering in Automatic control, signal and Image is designed to promote a high-quality educational offer for the european and international students in the area of Automatic Control, and Production systems. [+]
This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The quality of its courses has been recognized in the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European Commission
Language of teaching
Courses fully taught in English during the two years.
TRACK: CONTROL OF SYSTEMS
The aim of this track is to present the most recent results in modern control theory including application of optimization methods in control system design. Analysis and design of nonlinear control systems and structural approach to control will be given. An important topic of the track are advanced industrial control techniques, mainly structures and algorithms of linear and nonlinear model-based predictive control. These are presented within a general framework of a multilayer control structure, consisting of basic control, advanced control and set-point optimization layers.. ... [-]
The Master in Automatic Control, Automation and Robotics raises the necessary training in the areas of Automation, Home Automation and Robotics for industry professionals have the knowledge and tools necessary to design, implement and monitor projects in the sector with current advanced technologies. [+]
The Master’s programme “Mechatronics Systems”, within course 24.04.05 “Aircraft Engines”, was created together with one of the leading universities in Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). [+]
Intelligent systems and robots are expected to become an integral part of our daily lifes. In order to be accepted by and interact efficiently and naturally with humans, they have to adapt to changing environments and the users they interact with. Intelligent systems [+]
Intelligent systems and robots are expected to become an integral part of our daily lifes. In order to be accepted by, and interact efficiently and naturally with, humans, they have to adapt to changing environments and the users they interact with. Intelligent systems are expected to automatically acquire and manage knowledge through a variety of sensors and to learn and optimise their behaviour over time. This international Master's programme aims to provide students with the ability to create these intelligent adaptive systems and to prepare them for a future market, where intelligent and adaptive behaviour is considered the standard for computer systems.
As one of the few computer science programs in Germany that are taught completely in English, the Master course „Intelligent Adaptive Systems“ prepares students for international research and professional work. Following a balanced approach, it is placed in between programs with a purely technical focus and programs that offer a general computer science curriculum. Its curriculum is focused on the area of smart technology and intelligent adaptive systems and provides in-depth training in this area. The selected modules provide a comprehensive overview including technical aspects and state-of-the art algorithms and methods. Students are introduced to current research in the corresponding fields and have the opportunity to deepen the acquired knowledge by participating in international research projects. The Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems is a 2-year research oriented programme that is taught in English. Students, both national and international, can profit from an international environment and improve their grasp... [-]
Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Advanced Robotics is designed to promote a high quality educational offer in the area of advanced and intelligent robotics. After graduation students will have mastered the different areas of robotics (modeled [+]
The Master Degree Course In Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems aims to provide students a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of technical as well as scientific aspects of the disciplines which characterise the field of Automation Engineering, without discarding affine and integrative subjects. [+]
The program combines theoretical and practical training in the field of robotics and industrial automation in various sectors of the economy, automation of technological processes, planning systems and business management methods and means of computer control and automation of production, transport, dispatching and other systems. [+]