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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN AUTOMATICS AND ROBOTICS

Code:
 D037

Credits:
 60
 
Publication date:
 09/01/2014

Title:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 42,97
 1st registration credits
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Engineering and Architecture

SYLLABUS

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN AUTOMATICS AND ROBOTICS

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

University Polytechnic

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN AUTOMATICS AND ROBOTICS
42 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
1
END OF MASTER WORK
12
 
1
COMPULSORY
6
 
1
COMPULSORY
6
 
1
COMPULSORY
6
 
1
COMPULSORY
6
 
1
COMPULSORY
6
 
 
18 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN AUTOMATICS AND ROBOTICS

 

AIMS


The overall objective of the proposed programme is to teach courses leading to the Master’s degree in Automation and Robotics, complementary to the research required to obtain a Doctorate at the University of Alicante. The programme also aims to train professionals to the highest level in research and development in these disciplines, in order to meet a demand that will grow progressively in the next 30 or 40 years.

The programme’s specific objectives are as follows:

  • To provide a solid training in advanced areas of automation, which will add to knowledge acquired during the degree course, preparing students for scientific research or work in highly specialist companies.
  • To provide students with a primarily practical background, with frequent laboratory sessions and numerous seminars given by expert professionals. To help students gain work experience, in which students will have the opportunity to apply all the theoretical knowledge that they have acquired.
  • Students will acquire knowledge and theoretical and practical skills in designing systems and for automating processes including various aspects of analysis, design and control to increase performance, production, competiveness and quality, and to optimise energy and human resources in a wide range of sectors, including industry, natural and energy resources, farming, services, etc.
  • Graduates of this Master’s degree course will have broad knowledge of all the various technologies involved in automation and robotics. The teaching method used, incorporating a significant laboratory and design component and applying innovative teaching and learning methods (use of ICTs, heavy promotion of independent projects and student group work, etc.), will give graduates the skills they need to tackle real problems in design and the use of commercial systems effectively. The above is additional and complementary to the programme’s main objective, which is to train researchers in automation and robotics.
  • To equip post-graduates with skills in all areas involved in these subjects, such as instrumentation, automation (PLC, machinery, etc.), robotics, inspection, process monitoring, real-time computing, system integration, etc.
  • To train professionals in the fields of Automation and Robotics to the highest level for the purposes of research and for assuming roles of responsibility in corporate R&D departments.
  • To train experts capable of planning and managing installations of all kinds in the field of automation, able to provide services in any research department or company.
  • To become a leading centre for development in automation and robotics, in terms of the excellent education received by graduates and the quality of teaching and research.

COMPETENCES


General Competences:

    Instrumental

    • CG1:Advise on the choice, acquisition, and implementation of robotic and/or automated systems for different applications.
    • CG2:Make decisions in the design and planning of a robotics and/or automation project, taking into account quality and environmental criteria.
    • CG3:Implement and maintain robotics and/or automation projects that satisfy the requirements of industrial or service applications.
    • CG4:Apply new robotics and automation technologies to different business sectors, especially the industrial and service sectors, to improve their competitiveness.
    • CG5:Understand current scientific articles on robotics and automation.
    • CG6:Analyse, synthesise problems and make decisions.

    Interpersonal

    • CG7:Work, plan, organise and supervise work in multidisciplinary teams.
    • CG8:Work in an international context.
    • CG9:Interpersonal relationship skills.
    • CG10:Critical reasoning.
    • CG11:Apply ethical requirements and responsibilities and the deontological code at all times.

    Systematic

    • CG12:Capacity to apply the knowledge acquired to real situations.
    • CG13:Capacity to work and learn autonomously.
    • CG14:Capacity to adapt to new situations, promoting creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1:Foreign language skills.
  • CGUA2:Computer and information skills.
  • CGUA3:Oral and written communication skills.

Specific Competences:

    Automation

    • CEAU1:Capacity to choose the types of drives needed to automate the operational part of an industrial process.
    • CEAU2:Apply the appropriate techniques and methods for programming and configuring the control elements of automated systems.
    • CEAU3:Choose the most appropriate systems for managing building safety according to specific needs.
    • CEAU4:Capacity to decide the manufacturing processes needed to produce an end product.
    • CEAU5:Capacity to analyse and understand all technological factors related to the different manufacturing processes and computer systems in an industrial plant.
    • CEAU6:Apply specific methods, techniques and instruments to develop real-time, fault-tolerant systems for controlling, monitoring and processing data in industrial processes.
    • CEAU7:Make decisions related to the design and programming of distributed industrial systems using industrial communication systems.
    • CEAU8:Apply appropriate manufacturing techniques to solving specific problems, relating product design with manufacturing processes, costs and quality.
    • CEAU9:Apply automation and new technologies in the public service and commercial sectors.

    Robotics

    • CERO1:Apply robot control, planning and programming techniques in different situations.
    • CERO2:Choose a robot for implantation in an application, taking existing standards into account.
    • CERO3:Capacity to deal with direct and reverse kinematics problems, using transformation matrices to model articulated systems.
    • CERO4:Capacity to analyse the restrictions on the dynamics of articulated systems.
    • CERO5:Understand the working of electric machines and understand their use as actuators in robotics.
    • CERO6:Understand the working of transmissions and gears and their application to articulated systems.
    • CERO7:Understand the latest trends in robotics.
    • CERO8:Understand the characteristics and uses of industrial and service robotics.

    Control Theory

    • CECO1:Decide the most appropriate kind of automatic control and know how to select the correct corresponding devices, to implement a particular application.
    • CECO2:Analyse and understand the configuration of an existing control in order to modify or update it.
    • CECO3:Propose and design control and automation systems in different tertiary sector contexts using one's knowledge of the potential needs normally present in the same.
    • CECO4:Use the techniques and instruments required to configure controllers for robotics and automation applications.

    Vision

    • CEVI1:Analyse and know how to apply tools and techniques that allow visual information to be gathered and processed and know which are the best for the particular field of application and context.
    • CEVI2:Use specific computer and software tools for processing information obtained from visual sensors.
    • CEVI3:Understand and master 3D reconstruction and measurement methods, as well as movement in a scene using digital images.
    • CEVI4:Apply specific methods, techniques and instruments for the acquisition and formation of images.

    Sensory

    • CESE1:Be able to select the best characteristics for perception systems, according to application in different contexts and areas of industrial or service automation.
    • CESE2:Analyse and understand the importance and applicability of perception systems in sensorisation processes for robotic and automatic systems.
    • CESE3:Be able to configure sensors, hardware and software, as well as all the elements making up perception systems.
    • CESE4:Analyse and optimise the design of a measurement acquisition system to obtain the required precision and accuracy.
    • CESE5:Evaluate the importance of sensorial system measurement limits on the significance of the results obtained.

    Interfaces

    • CEIN1:Design man-machine interfaces for different kinds of industrial and/or service according to specific needs.
    • CEIN2:Design and programme interactive simulations to study the behaviour of robotic systems and equipment.
    • CEIN3:Design and implement applications and interfaces for process supervision and monitoring.



MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE - CREDITS AND SUBJECTS


Type of subject

Credits

  Compulsory (OB)

30

  Optional (specialisation) (OP)

18

  Final project (OB)

12

TOTAL CREDITS

60



DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/SEMESTER


FIRST SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SECOND SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

ADVANCED AUTOMATION

OB

6

3D VISION

OP

3

INDUSTRIAL COMPUTING

OP

3

ROBOTICS

OB

6

ROBOT CONTROL AND PROGRAMMING

OP

3

AUTOMATED MONITORING SYSTEMS

OB

6

MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE SYSTEMS

OP

3

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURE AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

OP

3

PERCEPTION SYSTEMS

OB

6

AUTOMATION FOR THE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICES SECTOR

OP

3

IMAGE CAPTURE AND OPTICAL TREATMENT

OP

3

ELECTROMECHANICS

OB

6

WORK EXPERIENCE

OP

6

FINAL PROJECT

OB

12

For part-time students, shall be sent 18 credits of compulsory courses in the first semester of the first course and 12 credits of compulsory courses in the first semester of the second course (in the following table lists the subjects to be taught in each semester). As for the optional credits are allocated as follows: 12 credits will be given in the second semester of the first year and 6 in the second semester of the second course. Each elective course may take a quarter or another student's choice. If you wish to pursue internships will be developed in the second semester of second year and will have the equivalent to 6 elective credits. Finally, the Final Master shall be made during the second semester of the second course.

Part-time students

Materials (type)

CT1

CT2

CT3

CT4

Advanced Automation (ob)

6

 

 

 

Robotics (ob)

6

 

 

 

Automatic control systems (ob)

 

 

6

 

Sensing systems (ob)

6

 

 

 

Electromechanical (ob)

 

 

6

 

3D Vision (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Industrial Computing (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Control and programming of robots (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Systems of human-computer interaction (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Manufacturing and production systems, automatic (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Automation for residential, commercial and services (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Acquisition and processing optical images (opt)

 

3*

 

3*

Work experience (opt)

 

 

 

6

Master Thesis Work

 

 

 

12

Note: (ob) compulsory; (opt) optional.

* These courses may be taken at CT2 or CT4 to student choice.


GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME


The 60 ECTS credits that form the course programme are divided between the first semester, with 30 ECTS credits in compulsory core subjects, and a second semester offering specialisation with 18 ECTS credits in optional subjects.

There are five compulsory subjects, each worth 6 ECTS credits, and these form the fundamental basis of the course. Students choose their optional courses from a total of ten subjects each worth 3 ECTS credits, plus 6 optional Work Experience credits. Students can therefore shape their own curriculum.

To complete the course programme, students must take the 12 ECTS credits corresponding to the compulsory Final Master’s Project, which enables a global assessment to be made of the skills acquired on the course.

Theoretical and practical teaching in all subjects will be in Spanish, although seminars may occasionally be given in English by foreign visiting lecturers; attendance at these is optional.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1.- Admission profile

Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 establishes that holders of university degrees (that is, holders of current university degrees and graduates of degree courses which have been adapted to conform with the European Space for Higher Education(ESHE) are eligible for admittance to Master’s Degrees.  Due to the limited number of places offered, preference criteria will assess applicant profiles in order to identify those students seeking to develop a research career in robotics and automation.  Consequently, preference criteria will include the prequisite that applicants already possess certain specific skills.

Accordingly, suitable applicants will hold a 4 or 5-year degree in Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or related areas, preferably including specific training in the field of robotics, automation and control theory, and will be seeking to extend or complement their training, or to undertake doctoral studies.

   Next, we describe a set of skills and abilities that students should have:

  •      Motivation for the world of robotics and automation.
  •      Interest in research in fields related to automation and robotics.
  •      Dynamism in the search for solutions in related areas.
  •      Attraction of new developments in fields related to automation and robotics.
  •      Capabilities for analysis, synthesis, abstraction and expression of the diversity of the problems in this area of activity.

 

2.     Assessment criteria

Preferably, students should possess the following  aptitudes and abilities:

  • An interest in the world of robotics and automation.
  • An interest in research in fields related to automation and robotics.
  • A dynamic approach to problem-solving in related contexts.
  • An interest in new advances in fields related to automation and robotics.
  • The capacity for analysis, synthesis, abstraction and articulation of the diverse problems arising in this field.

As regards general admission criteria, priority will be given to the intellectual capacity of applicants in terms of  the specific knowledge they possess.  The decision to admit or reject each application will be made by an admissions and student monitoring committee, convened for this specific purpose.  Admission will be subject to personalised assessment and guidance. This assessment will be based on each applicant’s academic achievement record, considering the applicant’s curriculum vitae, training related to the Master’s Degree and ability to successfully complete the different course components.

Complementary admission criteria will include a consideration of the academic record, research assistant grants, other activities undertaken in the area of specialisation, and any other achievements presented.  Throughout the Master’s Degree, students will be assigned a tutor who will monitor their training. The tutor will prepare a personalised study plan according to each student’s educational background and training aims.  In addition, the tutor will monitor each student’s educational progress and will suggest the course of action to take in the case of difficulties arising regarding subject matter, access to course materials, or other problems which may occur during the learning process.

 

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

 

NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 30
2013-14 30
2014-15 30
2015-16 30
2016-17 30


Focus


Academic and research.


 Specialisation profile


The degree course provides an introduction to Automation and Robotics Research, as well as other closely related fields, such as:

  • Perception systems. Artificial vision.
  • Robot control and programming. Advanced robotics.
  • Advanced automation systems in industry.
  • Automation for the residential, commercial and services sector.
  • Man-machine interface systems.
  • Industrial communications and networks.

 

 

Professional Profiles

 

Although this is not a Master’s degree aimed exclusively at the professional world, the training that it provides equips graduates for professional occupations with a multidisciplinary environmental component.

 

 


 TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION



1. Timescale for implementation of the Master’s Degree course

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

1st year


The first and only Master’s degree course in Automation and Robotics will be implemented during the 2010-2011 academic year. This course is the result of the restructured Inter-university Doctorate in Automation and Robotics, taught jointly by the University of Alicante and the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.


  2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

Table showing credit equivalence between Inter-university Doctorate subjects in Automation and Robotics and subjects on the Master’s in Automation and Robotics.

Inter-university doctorate in Automation and Robotics

Master’s in Automation and Robotics

Equivalent Subjects

Credits

Equivalent Subjects

Credits

3D computer vision

3

3D vision

3

Robot programming and control

3

Robot control and programming

3

Intelligent robotic handling and applications


3

New trends in robotics

3

Protocols for transmitting information online and quality of service

3

Industrial communications and networks

3

Image processing

3

Image capture and optical treatment

3



  3. Studies being phased out and replaced by the proposed degree course:

The Inter-university Doctorate in Automation and Robotics has been restructured as the University Master’s Degree in Automation and Robotics, with a corresponding doctorate programme.

 

 

Information about the Centre General information for students
  • Polytechnic University College
      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34 96 590 3648
      Fax:+ 34 96 590 3644
     eps@ua.es 
     http://www.eps.ua.es
  • Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory  

   Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
   Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
   San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
   Telephone:+ 34 96 590 368
2
   Fax:+ 34 96 590 9750
   dfists@ua.es 
   http://dfests.ua.es/en/


 

  •   Life Long Learning Centre (ContinUA)
Only for pre-enrolment formalities
Germán Bernácer Building. Ground Floor
Telephone:+ 34 96 590 9422
Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
continua@ua.es

https://web.ua.es/en/continua/

 

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