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Master of Autonomous Systems

Course of studies
Autonomous Systems
Master of Science
Description of course of studies

The program is Germany's premier master's program on autonomous systems, and is staffed by highly acclaimed faculty members who are regarded among the best in the field. The program is proud to be home to the RoboCup team 'b-it-bots'. The team has consistently taken a spot on the podium since 2008; including the World Championships in the summer of 2009. The program uses a variety of robot platforms for educational and research purposes, such as Care-o-bot, youBot, Nao, Pioneer, Aibo, Khepera, and Mindstorms/NXTs, as well as a number of manipulators.

In pursuit of academic excellence and the highest possible caliber of the best applicants from all over the world, the program charges nominal fees for tuition.

This program leads to the attainment of the degree of 'Master of Science'. This M.Sc. in Autonomous Systems offers qualification in an innovative area of applied sciences. A highly competitive admissions process and an intensive and rigorous course of study ensures that our graduates are accorded a competitive advantage in the employment market as well as in pursuing higher studies.

Presentations by leading international guest speakers are scheduled regularly and help to further expose the students to the state of the art in a wide variety of robotics-related fields. The number of seats per semester is limited to only 25 candidates, thus ensuring the admitted students a high quality education. An extraordinary level of commitment, pro-activeness, self-discipline and the ability to work well under pressure is expected of candidates.

This program is fully accredited by ASIIN, the German accreditation agency for study programs in engineering, informatics, and natural sciences. ASIIN is a member of the Washington Accord for the international recognition of accredited degree programs and, as such, the program's accreditation is recognized worldwide.

Start of course Winter semester: First week of September
Summer semester: First week of March
Major fields of study
Control and systems theory, robot architectures, machine learning, planning and scheduling, computer vision, robot manipulation and signal processing
Duration of studies Four semesters (Two years)
Language of study English
University campus Sankt Augustin (Bonn)
Application Please see Application page
Application deadlines

For EU residents (and nationals of countries that do not require visas to enter Germany):
For the Winter Semester: August 15th the same year that the semester starts
For the Summer Semester: February 15th the same year that the semester starts

For other international students:
For the Winter Semester: January 15th the same year the semester starts
For the Summer Semester: July 1st the year before the semester starts

Admissions notification

Students are notified of their admission decision by the following dates:

For the Winter Semester: March 1st
For the Summer Semester: August 15th

Curriculum Please see the Course Structure page
 Timetable  The Department Schedule for the current semester
Academic counseling Prof. Paul G. Ploeger
 Examination Board


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