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Master in Robotics and Automation (On Campus, 2 Years)

University West    Masters Programs

Full time See Course MSc 2 years

About the course

As a society, we have entered an age of digitisation – the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. This puts new demands on future engineers. With training central to the development of smart factories, including automation, industry robots and simulation technology, you will be keenly sought after. This two-year programme is taught on campus in Trollhättan and all your studies have a close link to industry.


University West is Sweden’s leading university when it comes to work-integrated learning (WIL). The university was tasked with the development of WIL by the Swedish government 15+ years ago and continues to lead the field today.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering and management. Additionally, the degree must be comprised of a minimum of 5 credits in programming and 15 credits in mathematics.

Proof of English proficiency


 Course Content

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Where will I study?

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Student Profile(s)

Akshay Sarode

Where do you work and what does an average workday look like?
I work at Virtual Manufacturing AB in Gothenburg, Sweden as a Robotics Consultant. I usually start work at around 8:00. Most of the day's work starts with receiving critical challenges from a client. Then my colleagues and I brainstorm around the solutions and start working on methodology. I work with BIW Process Planning as well as Robot & PLC Programming.

Why did you choose the Master in Robotics and Automation at University West?
My job at Virtual Manufacturing AB is my first job after graduation from the Master’s Programme in Robotics and Automation. I chose to study at University West because of its profile in Work Integrated Learning and its research reputation in the field of flexible industrial automation.

University West was a good choice for me because of the balanced course structure which involves a combination of theory and hands-on projects. The university’s ‘learning-by-doing’ approach helped me to foresee real-time challenges which can occur in an industrial environment. Hands-on projects with robots and Programme Logic Control (PLC) helped me to understand the bigger picture of the complete process. Also, the very well-equipped Production Technology Center (PTC) helped me to test my knowledge with equipment instantly.


Awarding procedure
The scholarship committee is overall responsible for the principles of the scholarships and decides every year on how to distribute the funds available, the structure of the scholarships and which students will be awarded.

The departments/faculties rank applicants based on the criteria listed below and present their choices to the scholarship committee. The committee makes the final decision.

§ Study result from previous education

§ Applicant’s motivation for being part of the programme

§ Applicant's priority of the programme in the national application round

§ Relevant projects, internships, international exposure and work experience

A decision made by the scholarship committee is not open for appeal.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of the tuition fee


§ Citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who pay tuition fees

§ Admitted to an on-campus master’s programme at University West

§ Motivation letter submitted with programme application

§ The application fee and supporting documents received before the deadline

§ The scholarship is only available for on-campus programmes. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes

Application Procedure

Students applying for a master’s programme starting fall 2021 can apply for a University West scholarship until 1 February 2020 on the university's website.

Scholarship applicants will be notified about the scholarship committee’s decision on mid April 2021.

A decision made by the scholarship committee is not open for appeal.

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