[robotics-worldwide] International Master Course in Autonomous Systems at B-IT in Sankt Augustin/Germany

Erwin Prassler erwin.prassler at fh-brs.de
Fri Jul 6 09:41:45 PDT 2007


             *International Master Course in Autonomous Systems*

   at Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technologies (B-IT)
                       Applied  Science Institute
                       in Sankt Augustin, Germany


The Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technologies (B-IT)
offers a two years International Master Course in Autonomous Systems at
its Applied Science Institute in Sankt Augustin, Germany. The course is
a so-called Master by Research. From the second semester on students
participate according to their qualification in national and international
research projects and joint research and development activities with
renowned German enterprises such as Kuka Roboter and German research
facilities such as Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. From the 120 ECTS rewarded
for the entire course 60 ECTS will be earned in student research projects
related to such activities.

The program targets students with a Bachelor of Science in computer science,
electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or automation.
Solid knowledge in the basics of computer science including programming
skills are required.

The curriculum includes courses such as
- Architectures for Autonomous Robots and Distributed Embedded Systems
- Hardware-Software-Co-Design of Embedded Systems
- Control and System Theory
- Probabilistic Reasoning and Decision Theory
- Learning and Adaptivity
- Planning and Scheduling
- Mobile Robotics
- Robot Manipulation
- Computer Vision

The courses are accompanied by an intensive coaching program introducing
students into the foundations of scientific working. All lectures, lab
classes and seminars are thought in English.

Excellent students will be promoted through a number of measures including
- special coaching in writing publications
- jobs as research and teaching assistant
- travel grants for participation of scientific conferences and
   international summer schools
- internships at affiliated research and development partners

The program can be entered every semester with lectures typically starting
at the beginning of October and at the beginning of April of each year.

Application deadlines
   for EU citizen:      February 28 and August 30
   or non-EU citizen:   January 15 and July 15

A 500 Euro tuition fee will be charged from each student per semester.

Currently the program hosts around 60 students from 12 countries in Europe,
Russia, Asia, Middle-East, Canada, Middle- and South-America.

For more details see


Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler
B-IT Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology
Applied Science Institute, Dept. Autonomous Systems
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
phone:  +49 2241 865-257
fax:    +49 2241 865-8257
mobile  +49 179 129-1079
erwin.prassler at fh-brs.de

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