Planning and designing intelligent systems for connected and autonomous vehicles is an engineering challenge that the global automobile market is having to address, backed by substantial investment.
The most sought-after professionals are currently those who have multi-disciplinary skills:their knowledge ranges from mechanics, to information technology, from electronics to robotics, from automation to artificial intelligence.
In order to train the new generation of automotive experts the Universities of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Trento have joined forces to give life to a new specialization: a university Master degree in Autonomous Driving and Enabling Technologies (ADBoT).
The Master will thrive from the partnership of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Fiat Research Centre and the Bruno Kessler Foundation that for many years have collaborated with the two universities on these themes.
The Master, with its main administrative offices being at the University of Trento, will start in May 2019 and will last for a year. The post-graduate course, taught in English, will be made up of 1500 hours of lectures and an internship and is open to 20 participants: highly qualified future professionals, able to take up managerial roles in the planning and development of intelligent systems for connected and autonomous vehicles.
The Master is aimed specifically at second-level graduates in Mechatronic Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Information technology, Electronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering of Materials, Aerospatial and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
The ADBot Master gives 60 credits (CFU) recognized and transferrable in the European Union: candidates have the possibility to have access to 12 study grants worth 10 thousand Euro, in addition to exemption from the enrolment fee of 2,500 Euro and from other sponsorships offered by various industrial partners.
The programme is organized to incorporate lectures, practical “hands-on” laboratories, seminars with professionals that cover topics ranging from robotics, man-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, connectivity and security, hardware and software architecture for autonomous vehicles up to sensor management, actuators and vehicle control. At the end of the lectures a 7-month internship is scheduled at one of the industrial partners or organizing institutions, to carry out a project relevant to the subjects focused on during the Master.
Further details available upon press release (in italian).