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Modeling in Robotics

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2025

About the course

Kinematic and dynamic models, necessary to describe motion of mechanical systems, are covered in depth. Engineering mathematics is applied in depth, and is interspersed with theory, laboratory work, seminar, as well as a small project.
Methods and models are illustrated in simulations and experiments.

The course is divided into four parts:
1. Theory, 3.5 ECTS.
This part aims to broaden the knowledge and significantly enhance know-how in robotics and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems.
2. Labs, 2.0 ECTS.
This part includes a number of exercises which aim to implement, apply, reflect upon, and interpret results and data. It is based on knowledge and methods presented in theory part of the course.
3. Seminar, 0.5 ECTS.
This part consists of a number of seminars, and to orally and in writing present solutions to selected problems related to modeling in robotics.
4. Project, 1.5 ECTS.
This part consists of planning, implementing, study, and to evaluate a project carried out on a mechanical system equipped with sensors. The student is also trained in the ability to critically evaluate their own and others' work, for example through assessment matrices. The student will also critically evaluate robotics and automation solutions from a social and ethical perspective.

Application and eligibility

Modeling in Robotics, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2025 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


20 January 2025


24 March 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

For admission at least two years full-time university studies are required, including 30 ECTS in Mathematics containing Linear Algebra, Analysis and Differential equations, 7.5 ECTS in Programming, and Linear Control Systems, 7.5 ECTS, or equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

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



The online application opens 16 September 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2024. How to apply

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