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MSc in Information and Communication Technology – Control Systems and Robotics

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Blended learning

Program description

Information and Communication Technology – Robotics (classroom/online)

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to come across an engineering field that is not related to information processing. An unprecedented level of importance that information has in modern societies is mainly due to the rapid development of communication technology.

Exchanging data between heterogeneous players, from humans, through autonomous cars to robots, is the fundamental prerequisite for any kind of cooperative activities. This would not be possible without sophisticated data processing and communication systems. Clearly, the information goes hand in hand with communication technology, so these areas are merged into the master study program Information and Communication Technologies.

Robotics as a multidisciplinary scientific and technological field comprises a variety of domains, such as automation, computer science, mechanics, bio-mechanics, sensors communication, actuation, and many others. This master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers who will develop new applications and tools to expand the capabilities of field and service robots in the near future. The technology behind the development of these systems comes from different research areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, control, autonomy, machine learning, and others, all of them under fast-paced evolution in the current digital revolution.

Research, innovation, and teamwork are crucial in determining the engineering progress and the development of new technologies. Selected students will have an opportunity to participate in leading EU-funded research projects during their studies.

High emphasis is placed on practical skills and early career development during the study. The study programme also facilitates the development of soft engineering skills through the set of transversal courses, which complement engineering education with an additional set of skills that are necessary to form an engineer as a complete person.

How will your study look like in practice?

Study programme MSc in Robotics at FER covers a wide range of areas, from the control of reusable energy sources to autonomous robotic systems and the application of artificial intelligence. Our doors are open to our students and we encourage work and learning in a friendly atmosphere. Students have the opportunity to expand their theoretical knowledge by working on lab exercises, as well as on our scientific projects through seminars, projects, and theses.

If you are interested in the control of smart buildings, you can try it on the FER skyscraper, the top of which, in addition to a great view, also has its own wind turbine, all within the Laboratory for Renewable Energy Systems (LARES) laboratory. Are you interested in drones? Our students and professors in the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS) program them to open valves and deliver packages. Do you dream of controlling a robot on Mars? You are going to learn how to process and analyze data from various sensors, such as cameras, LiDAR sensors, sonars (underwater and ground), IMUs, GPSs, etc. Mobile robotics is the subject of several Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR) and LARICS projects, and it has its own course. If you are more of a marine type interested in marine robotics, the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) is the laboratory for you. Organic farming is the future - in several projects you can see what role robots play there.

Admission requirements

To meet the entry requirements for master's level studies, all students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • General requirement: A successfully completed an appropriate bachelor or integrated study with a workload equivalent to that of 180 ECTS or higher
  • English language requirement: Documented proficiency in English

Please visit the programme's website for further information about entry requirements.

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Program content

1st semester:

  • Networking Technologies
  • Computer Controlled Systems
  • Machine Learning 1
  • Fundamentals of Robotics
  • Elective course
  • Seminar 1
  • Transversal course

2nd semester:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Estimation Theory
  • Robotic Sensing, Perception, and Actuation
  • Seminar 2
  • Elective course
  • Elective course of the Profile
  • Transversal course

3rd semester:

  • Multi-robot Systems
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Project
  • Elective course
  • Elective course of the Profile
  • Transversal course

4th semester:

  • Diploma thesis

Please contact the institution for further information about the courses.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are currently not available.

Tuition fees

  • The annual tuition fee for our master study programmes is 45,000 HRK (approximately 6,000 EUR). Annual tuition fees include 60 ECTS credits
  • Courses that students repeat or take on top of 60 ECTS credits are additionally charged


  • ECTS points: 120
  • Qualification awarded: Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology

Career opportunities

FER alumni are highly appreciated professionals not only in Croatia but also in high-tech companies in different sectors worldwide. FER actively cooperates with more than 450 companies, including some of the most significant high-tech companies from Croatia but also all over the world. Both students and companies benefit from this network that provides an opportunity to connect the best matching talents with industry needs even before students finish their studies.

Because of the broad knowledge they gain during their studies, students that finish our MSc in Robotics thrive in the job market. The emphasis in teaching is set on the development of analytical thinking skills and solving complex problems, which enable the fast advancement of our former students in their work teams. Jobs range from a development engineer for robotic systems or automation systems to leading roles responsible for controlling complex technical and non-technical systems.

Students are offered early career guidance through the services of Career Centre, which helps students to connect with employers through the organization of various networking events, such as Job Fair and Career Speed Dating.

Students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship programme to gain a competitive edge on the labour market while still studying.

As a faculty with traditionally highly appreciated research components on an international level, students can also take a part in more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects, that run at FER every year.

For students with startup aspirations, a student-friendly startup incubator SPOCK is a right place to visit and explore new horizons.

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The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb (Croatian acronym: FER) is a leading higher education and research institution in the Republic of Croatia in the area of electrical engineering, computing, and information and communication technology. As...

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Why study at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Explore, invent, be yourself!

FER hosts more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects.

You can join students working on autonomous systems and mobile robotics in the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR) or make your own USV (unmanned surface vehicles) and underwater drones by joining the project in the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST).

If you feel more attracted to flying drones, we have plenty of opportunities on various projects hosted by the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS).

Did you know that world's fasted silicon bipolar transistor HCBT was invented at FER-MINEL (Micro & Nano Electronics Lab)?

You can develop your AI and Machine Learning skills and knowledge by joining many groups and labs in FER's Centre of Artificial Intelligence, by focusing on specific fields such as natural language processing, Fintech, bioinformatics, social networking, image processing, and many more.

A large pool of inventive tech companies for internships

Are you passionate about the automotive industry? Would you like to get a taste of what the engineering of one of the fastest electric hypercars and cutting-edge EV technology in Rimac Automobili looks like? Or get involved in the development of cutting-edge AI-powered robots by joining the passionate Croatian team Gideon Brothers that makes new and exciting robot designs?

If you want to develop AI that helps millions of children to boost their math skills, become a part of the Photomath development team in Zagreb, best in the class App Store app, that has 220M+ downloads already and more than 2,700,000,000 math problems solved and explained.

Or be part of Croteam helping them to launch a new release of Serious Sam, Scum or Talos Principle franchise? On top of that, did you know that Infobip, the first Croatian unicorn company, was founded by FER alumni?

You can do all that, and much more if you consider participating FER summer internship programme in more than 250 Croatian companies!


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The program gives you extensive knowledge in control systems, automation, and rational thinking. The main emphasis is on self-time management and task priorities. Encourages you to think outside of the box, to think of something new, and develop your idea. Finishing this study will give you a solid background required for industrial automati...
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University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Unska ul. 3
10000 Zagreb

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