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Algorithms and Systems for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

Autonomous vehicles can be about cars, trucks, drones, or different types of special vehicles, such as mobile robots. The development of autonomous vehicles can lead to changes in several industries in the not so distant future. An autonomous vehicle is equipped with built-in processors and sensors that can detect the environment, perform sensor fusion for decision making, and have continuous control and steering. The course provides an in-depth introduction to autonomous vehicles where both Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and their system aspects are studied.

The course consists of both theoretical and experimental elements, and is closely related to current research and development. The topics covered include: key concepts of the perception-planning-control pipeline for autonomous driving (AD); key concepts of machine learning (ML), especially reinforcement learning (RL), and deep reinforcement learning (DRL);hands-on exercises with one of the popular open-source ML frameworks such as Tensorflow or PyTorch; Training, deployment and validation ML-based autonomous driving algorithmsin a simulation environment.

Application and eligibility

Algorithms and Systems for Autonomous Vehicles, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


1 November 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

Admission to the course requires 90 CREDITS of previous studies including courses in the field of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning of at least 7.5 Credits.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Sven Rönnbäck, International Coordinator