Why Robotics Engineering?

Robotics Engineering is the local track of the Emaro+ (http://emaro.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr) double degree international Master. Emaro+ students attend each year in a different European university; local students attend at UNIGE the whole single degree. The language of instruction of the program is English and it has a structure compliant with international standards: continuous assessment, few exam sessions, laboratory activity, one full semester thesis. The program supports Students’ mobility abroad in various partner institutions and encourages the degree completion in two years.

The Robotics Engineering Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale in Robotics Engineering) stands on more than thirty years of excellent activity in Robotics carried out by several Departments of the Faculty of Engineering in Genova. It is a multi-disciplinary currilulum studiorum in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies, Automation, Mechatronics, and Bioengineering. Its scientific and professional aim is to study, invent and develop robotic solutions and intelligent machines, keeping also social, cultural and environmental issues into account.

Industry for production and services expresses an increasing demand for engineers with a curriculum that extends across different disciplines and fields, that is familiar with international scenarios, and that is able to design knowledge-based solutions. In his/her path towards the degree, the student will study strongly integrated systems, from both micro and macro perspectives, with a special emphasis on bio-inspired systems, intelligent materials and smart devices.

The Master course has collaborations with excellent industries and research institutes in Liguria, in Italy and abroad.

What and How You Will Learn

Robotics Engineering offers a unique international experience. All the courses are taught in English, and many of them are held by foreign teachers, mostly coming from institutions involved in the related European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO). As a consequence, course scheduling and organization, lab activity, and final exams adhere to international models.
Courses and study programs are organized in coordination between University of Genova, Ecole Centrale in Nantes and Warsaw Technical University, as well as in cooperation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University) in China, Keio University) in Japan and Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. As part of the Master course of study, it will be possible to attend courses related to Robotics Engineering in these institutes.
The first year of Robotics Engineering includes methodological topics: automatic control, optimization, mathematical modelling, fundamentals of manipulators and mobile robots, vision and artificial intelligence techniques, neural networks, man-machine interaction, robot design and programming, and real-time systems, just to name a few. Classroom activity is supported by lab and group projects.
The second year offers three different curricula: autonomous robotics, industrial and service robotics, bio-robotics. The three curricula are aimed at infestigating the most important application fields of Robotics in industry and research worldwide.
The whole second semester of the second year is dedicated exclusively to the Master Thesis. This ease the student in obtaining the degree in a short period of time.

Professional Opportunities

Although the Robotics Engineering programme is applied primarily to the scenario of Robotics systems, its contents can be applied to a much wider range of engineering systems. The career opportunities for Robotics Engineering graduates are therefore excellent. They can be employed in industrial and economical companies, since the courses are relevant to all the aspect of today’s high technology society. By graduating from the Robotics Engineering Master course, the student will have the following competences:
– Deep scientific and technical knowledge of Robotics engineering problems and of the skills necessary to use this knowledge effectively.
– Capability to master modern techniques in designing and developing innovative Robotics systems.
– Capability to work either independently or in multidisciplinary teams, interacting effectively with specialists and taking initiatives when necessary.
– Capability to communicate effectively in an international and multi-cultural context.
– Capability to select the most suitable methods for the problem at hand and to select the technological components that are needed to implement the proposed solution.
– Capability to transfer high-level techniques and methodologies from university to industry.

Graduates in Robotics Engineering work as:

  •  Designer of robotic, mechatronic, automation and home automation devices and systems
  •  Developer of models and software in the same areas
  •  Automation system integrator
  •  Expert in the use of robot systems in various fields (manufacturing, medical, service, etc.).

The main employment opportunities for graduates in Robotics Engineering are:

  • Industries for robotics and automation, home automation
  • Companies in the electronic, electromechanical sectors
  • Highly automation manufacturing industries
  • Transport industries: automotive, railway, naval, aerospace
  • Companies operating in the field of automation and automatic controls
  • Companies operating in the domotics, medical and healthcare sectors
  • Companies operating in the fields of security and civil protection
  • Private practice in the various application areas mentioned above.