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EIT Digital AUS track


This Master 1 level track (4th year of engineering study) in Autonomous Systems (AUS) covers all the fundamental aspects to understand and design autonomous systems. The core technical areas are about: modeling dynamic systems, parameter and state estimation, control, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

This Master 1 AUS is organized in two semesters during which you can obtain (at least) 60 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System), divided into:

  • 36 ECTS in technical courses,
  • 24 ECTS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). This is achieved by attending: the corresponding courses offered at UCA in I&E (see below) and the Summer School (4 ECTS) organized by the Master School Office, at the end of the academic year Master 1.

  Each student entering Master 1 AUS may come from a different background (computer science, electrical engineering, etc.). Therefore, personal guidance is provided to help students make their choice of elective lectures at the begining of the first semester.

Program (2020 - 2021)

Each student should acquire at least 60 ECTS during the first year of Master AUS. The lectures and ECTS are distributed as follows:

  • Compulsory technical courses (24 ECTS),
  • Elective technical courses (select 12 ECTS, plus additional ones if you wish, in the lists below),
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses: I&E (24 ECTS).


Semester 1

Technical Courses
Compulsory courses (12 ECTS)Number of ECTS
EIEL931G Robotics: fundamentals, sensor modeling and fusion (GSE5) 2
Robotics Project 2
EIEL933G Embedded Hardware and Software for Self-driving Cars (GSE5) 2
Preparation to the Industrial Project 3
Communication 5G (TR5)
Elective courses
Number of ECTS
Mobile Communications: Technology of connected objects (TR5) 1
EIEL923G Embedded Linux (GSE5) 2
EIEL733 Digital Signal Filtering (ELEC4) 2
Mobile Communications: 2G, 3G, 4G (TR5) 2
UML modeling (GSE5) 2
Refresher in Maths and Stats 2
Wireless Sensor Network (TR5) 2
Embedded Systems Project 6
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Courses
I&E 1 (9 ECTS)Number of ECTS
Basics in I&E (spread in the empty slots, till end of january/february) 3
Business Intelligence 1 (new course, TBC) 3
Business Dev. Lab Part 1 (spread in the empty slots, until end of january 2021) 3


Semester 2

Technical Courses
Compulsory courses (12 ECTS)Number of ECTS
EIEL822 System Modeling and  Digital Control (shared with ELEC4) 3
EIIN825 Artificial Intelligence: Optimization and Machine Learning 3
EIEL841 Industrial Semester Project 3
3D Machine Vision and Learning


 Introduction to Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo                    1            


Elective courses (on top of)Number of ECTS
EIEL861 Embedded Java (GSE4) 2
EIEL863 Embedded C++ (GSE4) 2
Applied Estimation (EKF) to Autonomous Systems 1
Sensors, Actuators and Neural Networks 3
Continous-time Automatic Control 2

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Courses
I&E 2 (6 ECTS) Elective courses: choose 2 among (list below subject to changes)
Number of ECTS
Data Science for business (new course, TBC)
Innovation management in large organizations (new course, TBC)
Digital innovation in FinTech (new course, TBC) 3
Digital cities (TBC, from DS4H)


I&E 3 (9 ECTS)Number of ECTS
Business Dev. Lab  Part 2  (spread in the empty slots, from early march till mid of June) 5
Summer school : globally organized by EIT Digital, July-August 2021 4