The Automation and Control Engineering programme is the English track of the Automation Engineering programme; its aim is to provide the graduates with sound engineering knowledge and broad professional skills to design, develop, implement, manage and supervise automation systems for manufacturing plants, industrial processes, distribution networks, environmental systems.
The graduates have a strong background in classical engineering fields, such as thermodynamics, mechanics, electric drives, automatic control, and in the disciplines of the information and telecommunication technology, like computer science, electronics, communication networks. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of this background, the graduates have all the necessary skills to design or manage systems resulting from the integration of highly diverse components and technologies.
This flexibility both in the attitude and in the competences is a significant asset of the graduates in view of the large variety of possible applications, of the continuous and rapid evolution of the technologies, and of the dynamics of the job market.
The programme is taught in English.
Automation Engineering offers challenging careers for engineering technologists in design, research and development, and technical support in many fields where automation and control are of paramount importance, such as:
(a) industry producing manufacturing systems, automatic machines, robotic systems, mechatronic systems;
(b) process industry;
(c) transportation systems, concerning both the development of vehicles, and the design, management and control of infrastructures;
(d) transportation and distribution networks;
(e) food industry;
(f) electrical appliances and domotics;
(g) environmental resources.
Typical companies where the automation engineers may operate include those producing and selling automation systems; companies that use automated production plants or that manage highly complex services; engineering and consulting firms that design and project complex, economically challenging and technologically advanced plants and systems.
Some obligatory courses of the study programme are: Model Identification and Data Analysis, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Advanced and Multivariable Control, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Dynamics of Electrical Machines and Drives, Automation Laboratory, while complementary courses are, among others,
Control of Industrial Robots, Safety in Automation Systems, Automation in Energy Systems, Adaptive Systems and Learning.
Prospective students with a Bachelor of Science Degree in a related area are required to undergo a selection process that evaluates their curriculum vitae as well as their academic records. Such selection process follows the general regulations of the Politecnico di Milano and the specific rules of the 5th School of Engineering (Scuola di Ingegneria dellInformazione).
Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year all international candidates admitted to one of Politecnico di Milano M.Sc. programmes, starting during the 1st semester of every academic year, are automatically considered for different types of merit based scholarships (there is no separate application for scholarships). Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee.
For the Academic year 2013-2014, there will be a number of merit based scholarships for which all admitted students with a complete dossier will be automatically considered (there is no separate application for scholarships).
The relevant calls will be published by the month of February.
Scholarships for the Academic Year 2012-2013
The Politecnico di Milano operates 3 scholarship schemes, which provide financial support for full-time Non EU and EU* students enrolled in our Master of Science programmes:
Important note for EU students: EU students can be considered only for Platinum and Gold scholarships if they apply and consign a complete dossier (including the language certificate) by the final deadline set for Non EU students.
The number of Platinum, Gold and Silver scholarships awarded varies from year to year, a small number of Platinum scholarships and a larger number of Gold and Silver scholarships are available.
Scholarships Assignment criteria:
The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the prerequisites of our M.Sc. programmes. Obviously GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance. Last but not least a well written motivation letter will highly contribute to a positive decision by the Scholarship Awarding Committe.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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