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The Master in Artificial Intelligence and Automation Engineering from University of Siena gives students strong scientific and technological background on complex engineering problems with emphasis on advanced topics in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

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Students acquire the appropriate knowledge and expertise for the design of novel software and hardware architectures and are early solicited to interact with companies working in the field to gain real-world experience on currently hot topics. The Master offers plenty of job opportunity in big companies as well as in startup, public institutions, and research centers. 

Career Prospects

Graduates in the Artificial Intelligence and Automation Engineering program from University of Siena can find jobs in industries, public companies, financial institutions and research centres, whose R&D divisions carry out activities in the fields of information systems, industrial automation and robotics. Furthermore, the MSc in Computer and Automation Engineering allows students to access PhD programs in the areas of Information Engineering.

More specifically, the professions which are more suitable to the computer and automation engineer are those requiring advanced competences and skills on: industrial automation and process control; robotic systems; modelling and simulation of dynamical systems; data analysis; information systems; systems including artificial intelligence; design of hardware/software integrated systems; man-machine interfaces exploiting natural language; human-robot interfaces; design and management of biological databases.

Graduates in Computer and Automation Engineering can access the Italian Professional Society of Engineers, Information Engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Digital Image Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Discrete-event Systems
  • High Performance Computer Architecture
  • Machine Learning
  • Models and Languages for Bioinformatics
  • Network Optimization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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General requirements

After you have applied, an Enrolment Committee will assess your competencies and skills against the requirements of the MSc Programme.

University of Siena GPA requirements. University of Siena in Italy requires students to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

The competences required to be admitted to the MSc in engineering are:
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

The amount of tuition fees is based on both the student’s family income, as declared in the ISEE certification.The ISEE values for the calculation of contribution range from a minimum of € 16.000,00 up to a maximum of € 90.000,00 in order to properly consider the real economic conditions of the family. For ISEE less than € 16.000,00 no contribution is expected.

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Living costs for Siena

600 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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