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Master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics

Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)

The master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics (master's degree website) focuses on engineering in the fields of automatic control and robotics. It combines knowledge of industrial engineering, such as electrical and mechanical engineering, industrial electronics and some aspects of artificial intelligence.


The programme lasts two academic years and includes a master’s thesis and training in an industrial or research environment. It is divided into compulsory and free-elective subjects. Compulsory subjects provide students with multidisciplinary education in automatic control systems, robotics and robotised systems in various environments; computer vision; computer technology and communication in processing elements; and scientific and technological tools. In free-elective subjects, students complete their training in their areas of interest.

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€3,320 (€12,662 for non-EU residents).
This master's degree has been selected in the Masters of Excellence grant programme of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. More information is available at the Foundation's website.
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Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

The most suitable educational profiles are:

  • Engineering degrees related to automatic control and robotics (Industrial, Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, IT and Telecommunications Engineering, among others).
  • Physics or Mathematics degrees.

English level B2.2 is required. In exceptional cases, for reasons pertaining to the curriculum and the adaptation of the degree required for admission, this requirement may be lowered to level B1.

Admission criteria
  • English level B2.2 is required.
  • Academic record.
  • First degree and university of origin.
  • Professional experience.
Five places will be allocated in advance on 31 March for candidates who need admission before June for the purpose of applying for a grant or visa.
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  13/05/2024.

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All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

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Double-degree pathways at a single school
  • Master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics + Master's degree in Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)


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