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Master of Science in Autonomous Systems
Why study Autonomous Systems at EIT Digital?
For anyone interested in a career related to self-driving cars, robotics or artificial intelligence, EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year master's programme in Autonomous Systems (AUS).
AUS is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas. In computer science, relevant skills include Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence and robot vision. In electronic engineering, relevant fields are automation, control, embedded systems and communications.
Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of autonomous systems include autonomous vehicles, intelligent robots, industrial IoT and autonomous software systems.
The programme is a double degree programme, which means that you’ll study at two European universities (and countries). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). An integral part of the second year is a master's thesis (30 ECTS).
The double-degree programme is implemented jointly by leading European universities. The students can select their favorite first (entry) and second (exit) year universities. Each university has a unique specialisation area, which allows students to select their own second year expert area.
How is the programme structured?
All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:
- Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
- Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
- The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
- In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
- The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
What are the career opportunities?
At the moment, the job market looks very promising. Automotive manufacturing is a major industry in Europe and the university partners are well linked with these companies. In addition, autonomous systems are relevant in-service applications and in manufacturing, logistics, shipping, mining, and recycling industries. In addition, autonomous software systems are becoming widespread in application areas, such as media, finance, customer service, and healthcare.
The university partners have an outstanding portfolio of companies in which students are sent for a 6-months' internship that concludes their master's thesis.
If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:
- Electrical Engineering / Electronics
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Industrial Engineering
- Students should have basic competence in programming, data structures and algorithms, and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics. Preferred additional competences are basic mechanics and systems theory.
- Please note that a good knowledge of C++ is required to take some mandatory courses.
Kindly note that relevant work experience can compensate a non-strictly matching bachelor degree. Please justify your work experience in your motivation letter or resume. Once your papers are received, the selection committee will make the final decision on whether your bachelor's and work experience are sufficient as prerequisites for the track you have applied for.
Degree / diploma
Master of Science in Autonomous Systems
Citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland
- Tuition fees per semester 750 EUR
- Tuition fees per academic year 1500 EUR
Citizen of a Non-EU/EEA country
- Tuition fees per semester 6000 EUR
- Tuition fees per academic year 12 000 EUR