M.Sc. Systems, Control and Robotics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15615 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Stockholm, Sweden
There are very few industries that do not rely on machines and improvements in technology to help them deliver their goals. The successful integration of cutting-edge engineering and a holistic, human approach to systems operations is a crucial area that will become increasingly important in the future.

Description

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The Master’s programme is taught in English and involves team collaborations and projects emphasising the academic and cultural diversity of the field. The coursework is based around four areas of focus: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (AS), Networked Control Systems (NC), Systems and Control Theory (SC) and Electric Energy Systems (ES). Students will be able to incorporate and use KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders for their thesis project in the second year, providing them with excellent career opportunities.

Career prospects

A two-year Masters degree in Systems, Control and Robotics gives students the opportunity to utilize a unique cross-section of courses from different disciplines integrating Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Communication to create a comprehensive education. As engineers require extensive training in the design and analysis of complex technical systems, this Masters programme provides a strong foundation in both theoretical and practical systems operations. It also allows students to explore the boundary-pushing world of robotics.

This is an exciting, essential field one that is rapidly becoming more sophisticated and pivotal in our societies. From advancements in health care and the vehicle industry, to providing a variety of important functions in all forms of manufacturing, robotics and their systems allow engineering students to combine several educational areas in new, innovative ways.

  • Degree awarded: Master of Science
  • Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
  • Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
  • Programme start: Late August
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application deadline: January 15

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR15615 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Citizens of a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees: 145 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Image Analysis and Computer Vision
  • Power System Analysis
  • The Sustainable Systems and Control Engineer
  • Applied Estimation
  • Hybrid and Embedded Control Systems
  • Control Theory and Practice, Advanced Course
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Modelling of Dynamical Systems

Conditionally elective courses

  • Human-Computer Interaction, Introductory Course
  • Speech Technology
  • Business Development and Quality Management 7.5 credit
  • Management of Projects
  • Requirements Engineering, Introductory Course
  • Swedish A1 for Engineers
  • English for Employment
  • Rhetoric - Speaking and Writing for Impact
  • Swedish A1 for Engineers
  • German B2
  • French B2
  • Spanish B2
  • Technical Communication in English
  • English for Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Management, Basic Course
  • Leadership in Cross-Cultural Context
  • Energy Management
Year 2

Mandatory courses

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 7.5 credit
  • The Sustainable Systems and Control Engineer
  • Principles of Wireless Sensor Networks

Conditionally elective courses

  • Machine Learning, Advanced Course
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Introductory Course
  • Speech Technology
  • Business Development and Quality Management
  • Management of Projects
  • Computer Applications in Power Systems
  • Requirements Engineering, Introductory Course
  • Automatic Control, Project Course, Smaller Course
  • Swedish A1 for Engineers
  • English for Employment
  • Rhetoric - Speaking and Writing for Impact
  • Swedish A1 for Engineers
  • German B2
  • French B2
  • Spanish B2
  • Technical Communication in English
  • English for Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Management, Basic Course
  • Leadership in Cross-Cultural Context
  • Energy Management

Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, including basic mathematics courses in linear algebra, calculus in one and several variables, probability theory and computer science. In addition a course in signals and systems including material about time-continuous and time-discrete systems, sampling, linear filters and systems, transform methods (Laplace and Z) and a course in control engineering is required. The above can also be described as the student to have completed courses corresponding to the following of KTH courses:

  • SF1624 Algebra and Geometry
  • SF1625 Calculus in One Variable
  • SF1626 Calculus in Several Variables
  • SF1901 Probability Theory and Statistics
  • SF1634 Differential Equations II
  • EL1110 Automatic Control, General Course
  • DD1343 Computer Science and Numerical Methods, part 1

The specific requirements can be assessed as not fulfilled if the average grade is less than 75% of the highest average grade.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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