Course content

We aim to make the programme a combination of exciting and challenging courses delivered by experienced lecturers and researchers. The first year consists of courses on robotics and systems engineering. In the second year you will contribute your skills and knowledge to an applied research project in your graduation period.

A variety of courses

Exciting and allround classes will be part of your everyday routine. We start with foundation courses, which lay the basis in robotics and systems engineering. Then on to specialisation courses, were we will dive deeper into various aspects of a robotic system. Finally, the systems engineering courses provide you with tools and hands-on experience in systems engineering. In the learning community activities you’ll meet fellow students, reserachers and experienced systems engineers. 

Study load

  • 30% Theory
  • 70% Practical and group assignments

First year courses

Two foundation courses provide a background in robotics (course Robotics Foundation) and system modelling (course system modelling for systems engineering). You will learn the required mathematical tools to describe system dynamics and behaviour. These courses provide you a with a helicopter view over the various domains a system spans. 

In the systems engineering courses you will master a variety of systems engineering tools and methodologies. You will directly apply what you learn on real cases and assignments from professional practice. In the first systems engineering courses you will work based on existing systems, later you will start of with a blank canvas and go through the whole engineering process for a robotic system. 

The specialization courses focus on the specific technology and challenges in different parts of a robotic system: senses (course Sensing & perception), actuation (course Control & Manipulation) and intelligence (course Cognition & AI). All specialization courses combine theory and some sort of assignment or mini-project to directly apply your knowledge. Cases in the specialization courses are related to autonomous systems or smart industrial robots

Second year courses

Time to finish the programme! The second year consists of a semester-long graduation period. In this period you will work on an assignment within one of the applied research projects where the research group mechatronics joins forces with many company partners. You will act as systems engineer in the design of a robotic system, from requirements deifinition to system validation.

Degree: Master of Science

Upon graduation you receive the title Master of Science (MSc.).