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Autonomous Systems, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Autonomous Systems programme (MAS) is offered by the Applied Sciences Institute at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it) which is a cooperative partnership between two renowned German centers of excellence: the Department of Computer Science at The Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS).

The focus is on enabling and integrating the necessary intelligence behind the autonomous behavior of artificial agents rather than on the hardware-related aspects of robotics.

Course Features

• Study an internationally accredited degree programme in English language (no German required)

• Work with state-of-the-art industrial and service robots

• Be a part of high-profile multidiscipilinary research projects

• Prepare for your PhD or for an industrial career in robotics

• Become involved in the program’s award-winning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Software Technology
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Mathematics for Robotics and Control
  • Principles of Cognitive Robots
  • Introduction to Scientific Working
  • Software Development Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline depends on your visa status

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent) In the areas of computer science, mathematics, naturalsciences or engineering
  • With a GPA of 2.5 or less on the German grading scale
  • With at least 65% computer-science content
  • Upper B2 level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    584 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    584 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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semester contribution

Living costs for Bonn

  • 865 - 1290 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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