Masters Programs in Automation / Autonomous Systems

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Automation / Autonomous Systems

Students interested in engineering and automation of systems through programming often choose to pursue a master’s degree in automation/autonomous systems. This graduate program prepares engineers to apply their skills to automated system design and management.

What is a Master in Automation/Autonomous Systems?  A master’s degree in automation and autonomous systems is awarded for completion of a graduate studies program in a field that focuses on automated system design and implementation. The coursework concentrates on creation of intelligent systems through robotics and computer programming. Students in the program learn to apply their engineering and computer programming skills to computer-aided design and development of mechanized processes. Course participants can expect extensive training on research, planning and implementing autonomous systems that utilize robotics or computer-integrated manufacturing.

There are many benefits to earning this graduate degree for students from many academic or professional backgrounds. The degree expands undergraduate or professional engineering or information systems knowledge about robotics and computerized systems and prepares participants for careers in automated systems design and management. Students can use the program to sharpen their skills in a specific area of automation that holds their interest or benefits their career goals.

The program cost varies by university. Each institution will have its own program requirements for cost and duration, but most programs take approximately two years to complete. Prospective students should research each institution’s guidelines and requirements.

Graduates in the automated systems engineering field are in high demand by many kinds of organizations. Students who complete the program are equipped to begin careers in manufacturing automation and quality control, biotechnology, architecture, industrial design, medicine, telecommunications, transportation systems, aeronautics and aerospace technologies, and many other challenging environments.  Careers in these areas allow students to design and control systems with the best methods to achieve efficient production, communications, movement and other paths to efficiency through automation.

There are many international options for students interested in this master’s degree program. Our extensive database can direct students to institutions that offer the program along with further information about requirements and duration. 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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Master in Computer and Automation Engineering

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Siena

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... [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . Master in Computer and Automation Engineering LM-32 - 120 CREDITS · Language: English (level B1 required) · Specializations: Information systems, Robotics and automation · Years: 2 · Numerus clausus: No 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 humanmachine 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. The program provides advanced competences in the area of computer and automation engineering. To get admission in this course of studies students must possess: a background in mathematics, statistics and physics, equivalent to the one achieved in first-level (B.A.) engineering degrees; basics principles of computer science, control, electronics and telecommunications; basic programming skills. Study plan 2015/16 Specialization Information systems taught in English first year · Automata and queueing systems 6 ECTF · Advanced digital image processing 9 ECTF · High performance computer architecture 9 ECTF · Machine learning 6 ECTF · Advanced database systems 6 ECTF · Artificial Intelligence 9 ECTF · Models and languages for bioinformatics 6 ECTF · Network optimization 6 ECTF · Other activities for further linguistic abilities (English B2 level) 3 ECTF second year · Design of applications, services and systems 9 ECTF · Internship 9 ECTF · Final work... [-]

Master of Engineering in Robotics

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

For Master of Engineering students there are four prescribed areas of concentration within the Robotics curriculum. In consultation with the academic advisor, students should choose electives from these areas to make a well-structured academic program. [+]

Admissions Requirements Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations) are required to be considered for admission. Three letters of recommendation for the Master's degree. For Master of Engineering students there are four prescribed areas of concentration within the Robotics curriculum. In consultation with the academic advisor, students should choose electives from these areas to make a well-structured academic program. Please note that special topics courses may also be available in some semesters and students should talk to their academic advisor if interested in one of these new courses. Maryland Robotics Center An interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach. The center's research activities include all aspects of robotics including development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, and intelligence and autonomy for robotic systems. Research projects in the center are supported by the major federal funding agencies including NSF, ARO, ARL, ONR, AFOSR, NIH, DARPA, NASA, and NIST. [-]

Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems

University of Hamburg, School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Hamburg + 1 more

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

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Castellón

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 [+]

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 (Mathematical modeling, automatic, computer engineering, mechanical design) in order to be able to deal with robotic systems as a whole and not just concentrate on one particular area. Employment prospects for graduates are very good and that the proposed courses are relevant to today's high technology and because current promotions universities are insufficient to meet the demands of industry programs and research society. Students can approach the Masters as a professional degree, or join a subsequent PhD program. GOALS During the years 2008-2013 the Erasmus Mundus Master Degree in Advanced Robotics contributed to the achievement of the objectives of the Erasmus Mundus program in improving the quality of higher education in Europe, by promoting cooperation with third countries, the promotion of European quality offer in higher education, encouraging mobility of incoming graduate students and academics from third countries, to promote structured cooperation with institutions of higher education in third countries and improve the profile, visibility and accessibility of higher education European worldwide. For the coming years, our objectives are to achieve these overall objectives of Erasmus Mundus program, and have as specific objectives: 1- to develop a strong and sustainable program of international graduate robotics within teams of interdisciplinary and intersectoral research composed of 11 institutions higher education in Europe and Asia and major robotics... [-]

Master's Degree in Automation Engineering

University of Bologna School of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master Degree in Automation Engineering is a two-year programme fully delivered in English. The Degree provides students advanced competencies in many important fields of Automation, such as robust control, system theory, software for real time control, vision systems, mechanical systems, design of advanced automatic machines, diagnostic systems. [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . The Master Degree in Automation Engineering is a two-year programme fully delivered in English. The Degree provides students advanced competencies in many important fields of Automation, such as robust control, system theory, software for real time control, vision systems, mechanical systems, design of advanced automatic machines, diagnostic systems. Within this Master Degree Programme students have 2 possibilities: Master Degree in Automation Engineering for 2 years in Bologna; Double-Degree Master Programme with Tongji University (AlmaTong Programme). For these students, classes of the first year will be held in Bologna. Then, students will attend classes in Shanghai for a period of 3 semesters. Upon completion of their studies, including a final graduation project, they will obtain two Master degrees: “Laurea Magistrale in Automation Engineering / Ingegneria dell’automazione” from the University of Bologna; “Msc in Control Theory and Control Engineering” from Tongji University. Admission Requirements The admission to this programme is granted to applicants that comply, first, with the curriculum requirements, secondly with the necessary prior preparation and thirdly with the language requirements (section 1.3). If the curriculum requirements are not complied with, the access to the Second Cycle Degree in Automation Engineering/Ingegneria dell'Automazione is denied. If the curriculum requirements are complied with, the applicant's prior preparation has to be assessed. The admission is granted if all requirements are fulfilled. The procedures to verify curriculum requirements and prior preparation are listed below. Curriculum requirements To be admitted to the Second cycle Degree in Automation Engineering/Ingegneria dell'Automazione... [-]

Master in Renewable, Thermal and Power Engineering

National Research University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Renewable, Thermal and Power Engineering according to Russian State Educational Standard [+]

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Renewable, Thermal and Power Engineering according to Russian State Educational Standard in the following directions: - Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering - Thermal Power Engineering and Heat Engineering - Nuclear Power Engineering and Thermophysics - Power Engineering Machinery - Mechatronics and Robotics - Applied Mechanics WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE MPEI MPEI students have a chance to study at one of the most prestigious universities of Russia according to numerous rankings and surveys. For more than eighty years of history MPEI have trained a huge number of the qualified engineers, prominent scientists who were standing at the origins of many technical achievements, in particular, of laser creation. At MPEI the Nobel Prize winners A.D. Sakharov and P.A. Cherenkov worked in different periods. In the 20th century in the Special Design Bureau of MPEI, which possesses its own Center of Deep Space Communication, radio images of the Venus surface and a reverse side of the Moon were obtained for the first time. Among the most famous graduates of MPEI there are the ex-Chairman of the State Council of China Li Peng and the ex-President of Romania Ion Iliescu, Ministers of Engineering and heads of the engineering companies of many countries of the world. MPEI partners in science and education include about 140 foreign universities, and such well-known companies like ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, EPRI, Skoda, Samsung and others. Getting the unique training in any chosen field, MPEI graduates never have... [-]

Master in Mechatronic Systems

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for research and development work, and design of mechatronic systems with applications in the various kinds of production and applied technologies. [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . Branch Profile The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for research and development work, and design of mechatronic systems with applications in the various kinds of production and applied technologies. Graduate profile includes methods for the integrated design of mechatronic systems which are composed from the mechanical and electronic subsystems, including actuators, sensors and control systems. Graduates are trained in computer aided modeling and computer simulation and design of control algorithms. Key Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE Graduates will have gained knowledge important for the design of mechatronic systems. SKILLS Graduates are able to analyse the dynamic properties of complex structured systems and use mathematical/physical modelling and simulation of dynamic systems. GENERAL COMPETENCIES The background from electrical, mechanical and control engineering allows graduates to work with complex structured systems and to consider the interaction of different dynamic subsystems in the design phase of the new mechatronic system, using the suitable control to achieve the required behaviour of the final system. Occupational Profiles of Graduates The multidisciplinary education is a great advantage for the work in different areas of engineering. Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents. Graduation Requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits List of courses is available at the detailed branch description page 30 ECTS credit per semester. [-]

Master in Vehicle Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Vehicle Engineering is a broad area of engineering science driven by an ever-increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, must face the challenge of minimising its environmental impact, requiring new, innovative solutions [+]

Vehicle Engineering is a broad area of engineering science driven by an ever-increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, must face the challenge of minimising its environmental impact, requiring new, innovative solutions and capable engineers. This is a field that will continually demand specialists in order to make the transition to sustainable road and rail transport in the future. Programme outline The programme includes two specializations; Road vehicles and Rail vehicles. The Road vehicle specialization includes all road vehicles with a main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the Rail vehicle specialization, the system aspect is very important, as the different parts of a railway system – vehicle, track, electrification and signalling – all strongly influence each other. The Vehicle Engineering Programme is taught in English and is based on lectures, assignments, simulations and experiments. Degree project To finalize your studies you perform an independent thesis work during a five month period. This can either be performed at a university or, more commonly, at a company. The student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project in industry, and KTH will provide assistance and suitable points of contact. Career prospects The programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies as well as at universities. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes where KTH, key manufacturers and the... [-]

Master in Industrial Mechanical Engineering

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

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. [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . 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. To this end, the course aims to form a modern mechanical engineer, able to integrate traditionally separated specialized fields, such as the mechanical design, mechatronics, automation, management and logistics ones. The degree course splits into two different branches in which students can specialize: “Mechanics and Automation” and “Logistics and Production”. Short description of the international Study Program The Master has been established at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano (unibz). The Master is offered singularly from the Free University of Bolzano and has an international character. The path “Logistics and Production” is offered in collaboration with the Otto-von Guericke University of Magdeburg (OvGU) and allows obtaining a "double degree". Careers opportunities Graduates can expect to work in the industrial sectors in the following company’s functions: research and development, design, procurement, production, operational management, internal and external logistics and quality assurance. As well as for pursuing freelance careers as consultants, the course provides the students with the tools for working for companies in the manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic, energy production and conversion, automation and robotic industries or in the public administration. The graduates’ activities will be directed toward designing and producing instruments, engines, machines and other mechanical equipment and/or managing materials procurement, operations management and logistics. [-]

Master in Mechatronics Systems (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

Samara National Research University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Samara

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). [+]

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). The students have the unique opportunity of borrowing the experience not only of Russian, but also foreign specialists in the field of building mechatronics systems and receiving education of the highest level, confirmed simultaneously with two diplomas, Russian and European. The programme graduates receive not only deep theoretical knowledge, but also broad practical skills in automatic control systems, commercial pneumatic and hydraulic units, and mechatronics systems. The students study theory without separation from practice, which is supported by multiple laboratory equipment units, created on the basis of modern commercial models. The graduates in this academic programme are in demand both by Russian enterprises and foreign companies working with automation and mechatronics. Brief characterisation of the programme The programme prepares high-class specialists who have deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills in automatic control systems, commercial pneumatic and hydraulic units and mechatronics systems. After completing this specialty, the professional abilities received by the students allow them to be achievers in various types of activity: research; organisational; production-manufacturing; design; experimental. The programme emphasises special disciplines in the fields of automation, mechatronics, dynamics and strength, design of pneumatic and hydraulic system units, as well as the design fundamentals of aviation engine control systems. Studies are conducted by Candidates and Doctors of Science with extensive teaching, production and research experience using multimedia equipment and a large amount of graphic... [-]

Master in Intelligent Interactive Systems

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Future emerging technologies will provide both interactivity and intelligence. The master's programme in Intelligent Interactive Systems (IIS) addresses both trends, focusing on the design, analysis and development of agents and robots able to interact intelligently with humans and other agents, that is, agents that can perceive, plan, act, learn and communicate. The programme's lecturers are world-renowned scientists in the fields of... [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . Master in Intelligent Interactive Systems Future emerging technologies will provide both interactivity and intelligence. The master's programme in Intelligent Interactive Systems (IIS) addresses both trends, focusing on the design, analysis and development of agents and robots able to interact intelligently with humans and other agents, that is, agents that can perceive, plan, act, learn and communicate. The programme's lecturers are world-renowned scientists in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, natural language interaction and web intelligence. Students will learn about the languages, models and algorithms involved in intelligent interactive systems and will be exposed to top-level research in the field. This is a technical master's programme, and students are expected to be familiar with mathematical language and computer science. Objectives The master's programme aims to provide students with: A solid background in models and algorithms for the analysis, design and development of intelligent interactive systems. An entry point into high-level research in the field in which they make their contributions. Teaching staff The programme's lecturers include the ICREA research professors Hector Geffner, Gabor Lugosi and Leo Wanner; Ricardo Baeza-Yates, director of Yahoo! Labs Europe; and Vladimir Estivill-Castro, of the UPF and Griffith University (Australia). Who is it for? This is a highly technical programme, and students are expected to have prior knowledge of mathematical language and computer science. To apply to the programme, students must hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering, or have a similar background. Structure... [-]

Master Degree Course in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems

University of Catania
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Catania

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. [+]

Objectives 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 Course is focussed at forming a high knowledge in students, enabling them to easily follow technological innovation in the industries as well as in public and/or private research institutes. The Course In Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems will be able to provide both a suitable design ability devoted to the development of traditional techniques and a capability to face with novel problems in emergent scenarios. The Automation Engineer will find an easily working configuration in Enterprises dealing with automated plant and Robotic assisted production sites, as well as in those industries which develop highly technological products which integrate software components, measurement, transmission and actuation systems. Primary goals of the Course are to provide a highly flexible knowledge which allow to easily adapt among multiple application working sectors where Automation is involved as a result of the technological development and the new working conditions. Analysis and Design capabilities, based on the use of the modern tools are the basic features provided by the Course. Subscription Information In order to subscribe the student must have a first level degree, or of another study certificate obtained abroad and recognised as qualified from the University of Catania HOW TO ENROL IN A MASTER DEGREE COURSE... [-]

Master of Engineering in Automatic control, signal and Image

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

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.. ... [-]


Master in Cyber­netics and Robotics

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) opens a bachelor and master degree study program Cybernetics and Robotics. [+]

Field of Study Robotics Entrance Requeirements - fully compleated application form - relevant bachelor degree Level of English - provide communication skills during the admission procedure Scholarship not for the first year students Tuition Fee (per year) CZK 132 000 (approx. EUR 4 781, USD 6 184) [-]

Master Robotics & Transport

Ecole Centrale Lille
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Villeneuve-d'Ascq

The international Master MRT is designed to train international students interested in developing their professional knowledge and skills in [+]

Masters in Automation / Autonomous Systems . The international Master MRT is designed to train international students interested in developing their professional knowledge and skills in engineering sciences, and more specifically in the areas of autonomous robotics and intelligent transportation systems (automobile, aeronautics). The Master program is based on multidisciplinary lectures which integrate the concept of integrated design and intelligent prototyping. The graduates from this program will have thus multi-skilled competences, providing them with different possible professional positions as a product designer, an innovator and a manager. The students will gain autonomy in their project work via the program - a highly appreciated quality in the industrial world. Along with the scientific and technological knowledge and skills offered by the program, the master MRT students will also benefit from the opportunity to acquire knowledge of French language and culture through literature courses and cultural visits. ADMISSION CRITERIA - Bachelor in Technology: Mechanical Eng, Electrical and Electronics Eng, Industrial Informatics - Excellent academic records in engineering sciences - Adequate English language skills Enjoy a two-year Master program jointly organised by 2 high scientific level engineering schools in France. Acquire multidisciplinary competences, covering autonomous robotics as well as intelligent road and air transports. Learn from this French cultural experience to open up your career to qualified positions in industry and at PhD level all over the world. Apply for a European scholarship. [-]