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Master of Science in Autonomous Systems

EIT Digital Master School
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Master of Science in Autonomous Systems

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 programs in Autonomous Systems (AUS).

AUS is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the programs, 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 programs is a double degree programs, which means that you’ll study at two European universities (and countries). The programs has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programs. An integral part of the second year is a master's thesis.

The double-degree programs 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.

Admission requirements

If you wish to apply to this programs 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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 (Common courses)

The first year of the programs will be offered by Aalto (Helsinki), KTH (Stockholm), TUB (Berlin), and UNITN (Trento), and comprises the following core courses, complemented with the courses of the entrepreneurial minor:

  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence (or machine learning)
  • Modelling
  • Estimation
  • Control

Year 2 (Specializations)

The programs offers six specialisations that focus on different aspects of intelligent autonomous systems including robotics, machine learning, applications, self-driving vehicles, big data, and computer science.

The specialisations are:

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Applications of Autonomous Systems
  • Autonomous Robotics Systems
  • Sensing, Communicating and Processing Big Data or Autonomous Systems
  • Computer Science for Autonomous Driving

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships have a duration of two years, are merit-based, and are offered to the top applicants in each programs and each entry point.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

EU/EEA students:

  • Per semester: 750 EUR 
  • Per year: 1,500 EUR 

International/Non-EU students:

  • Per semester: 7,000 EUR 
  • Per year: 14,000 EUR 


Credits: 120 ECTS

Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

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.

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EIT Digital Master School

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1040 Brussels

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