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Master's Programme in Robotics and Control, 120 Credits

About the programme

The Master's Program in Robotics and Control at Umeå University is given in English and is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe. It is interdisciplinary with courses that cover important aspects of modern robotics such as autonomous systems, field robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, mobile robots, embedded systems, modeling and control systems. Lectures, lab work, projects, and assignments are closely connected to ongoing research at the University. The programme starts in September (autumn semester).

Level of education: Continuation programme Application and eligibility Programme syllabus


The Master's Program in Robotics and Control provides teaching by lectures, group exercises, seminars, laboratory work, assignments, and projects. It consists of courses from the Department of Computing Science and Department of Applied Physics and Electronics. Many courses contain a large portion of laboratory work to provide hands-on experience using the state of the art software and hardware. The study focus may be put on artificial intelligence related robotics or control related robotics, depending on the students interests. It is also possible and encouraged to personalize the program by selecting additional courses according to own interests and including them in the diploma.

Typically the students study two courses in parallel for a period that is a half of a semester. Each study period ends with an exam period. Every course has three written examination opportunities each year. The program also includes a one-semester project work of 30 ECTS. It is defended orally and documented in the form of a written Master's Thesis.

Career Opportunities

With a Master's degree in Robotics and Control you can conduct research and develop new and advanced technologies, for example unmanned vehicles, high level automation of construction machinery, mining equipment, process control in factories, computer vision related products, simulation softwares, advanced sensor systems, and wearable systems.

There is an increasing need for engineers who can design, build, and maintain complex, automated, and intelligent systems of today and of the future. A Master degree in Robotics and Control also makes you eligible for PhD studies and opens up possibilities for an academic career in robotics and control systems.

Application and eligibility


Tuition fees and scholarships

With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for education at undergraduate and advanced level.
For most degree programmes rates are SEK 90,000–135,000 per year. Programmes in architecture, design, and fine arts range from SEK 270,000 to SEK 330,000 per year.

Umeå University offers a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA.

The Swedish Institute administers numerous scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden.

Contact Information

Faculty of Science and Technology

Sven Rönnbäck, Programme Co-ordinator

Tel: +46(0)90-786 53 42

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