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For anyone interested in a career related to self-driving cars, robotics or artificial intelligence, EIT Digital Masters School offers a two year master programme in Autonomous Systems (AUS).

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy

Exit 2nd Year

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE), Hungary
  • EURECOM, France
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application period one: November 15 - February 3
  • Application period two: February 17 - April 17
  • It is recommend that non-EU citizens apply in period one to allow sufficient time for a visa processing.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

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.

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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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

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