Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Systems, Control and Robotics, 120 credits (TSCRM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 26/11/2018
Approved: 26/11/2018

The Master's Programme in Systems, Control and Robotics includes courses in analysis, design and control of complex technical systems. Within the program the students will learn the theoretical foundations of modeling, control and optimization of complex systems.

The application areas for systems and control are many, and within the program the student can choose to focus on one of four tracks: robotics and autonomous systems, electric power systems, networked control systems and systems and control theory. 

In its interdisciplinary spirit the programme brings together courses from both the School of Electrical Engineering (EES) and the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC). The students of the programme acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary when working with complex systems in different capacities both in academia and in industry.

Knowledge and understanding

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • have thorough knowledge of current theories and developments in the study area
  • have thorough understanding of high competence in Systems and Control
  • independently be able to identify  and formulate problems related to Systems, Control and Robotics and with adequate methods be able to carry out qualified analysis.

Skills and abilities

Working with complex systems requires skills and abilities in a wide range of topics. For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • acquire a broad base of skills in core technical subjects such as signal processing, modeling, control, estimation, and programming, which are key to understanding complex systems
  • show ability to understand problems that may not be within their selected area of specialization
  • acquire skills in working in projects  and the theory and methodology of science.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Equipped with the above mentioned skills and abilities, an objective is also to make the students able to:

  • critically review the work of others and adopt a standpoint in different matters within the technical area

  • show the ability to, within the technical area, make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, social, and ethical aspects
  • show insight about technology’s possibilities and limitations and its role in society
  • show the ability to identify his/her need for further knowledge and take responsibility for developing his/her knowledge.