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Autonomous Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

AUS is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the Autonomous Systems programme at  EIT Digital Masters School, 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.

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 thesis.

Why choose Autonomous Systems at EIT Digital?

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). The I&E minor is shared between all programmes. An integral part of the second year is a Masters 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 gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

Where can I study Autonomous Systems?

Entry - 1st year (common courses)

  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden 
  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland 
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany 
  • University of Trento, (UniTN), Italy 

Exit - 2nd year (specialisation) 

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Aalto)
  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems (KTH)
  • Applications of Autonomous Systems (TU Berlin)
  • Real-time perception, decision and control for autonomous driving (UniTN)
  • Sensing, Communicating and Processing Big Data for Autonomous Systems (EURECOM)
  • Computer Science for Autonomous Driving (ELTE)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems 
  • Applications of Autonomous Systems 
  • Real-time perception, decision and control for autonomous driving 
  • Sensing, Communicating and Processing Big Data for Autonomous Systems 
  • Computer Science for Autonomous Driving 

Audience

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Period one deadline: 1 February 
    • Period two deadline: 15 April 
    Please note that application period two is not recommended for applicants who require a EU study visa due to time constraints.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in:

  • 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.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    9668 - 17250 SEK/month
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  • Helsinki, Finland

    975 - 1590 EUR/month
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  • Budapest, Hungary

    172338 - 268260 HUF/month
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  • Nice, France

    917 - 1380 EUR/month
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  • Berlin, Germany

    836 - 1340 EUR/month
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  • Trento, Italy

    700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

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