Academic Year 2018/2019

From 7 May 2019 12:00 to 13 May 2019 12:00 it is possible to complete the enrollment at the following weblink 

The goal of the ADBoT Master is to train professionals to achieve the knowledge of enabling technologies and skills for the design and development of intelligent systems for connected and autonomous vehicles. The training activities are characterized by multi- and interdisciplinary connotations, ranging from mechanics, computer science, electronics, robotics and automation and artificial intelligence.

The proposed approach will allow participants to gain an overview of modern and more advanced digital technologies applied to the automotive sector.

The training objective is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully tackle the problems posed by the latest technological developments, characteristic of intelligent transport systems, in the context of the new industrial revolution (the so-called industry 4.0) and research in general applied.

The II level University Master in "Autonomous Driving and Enabling Technologies" has a duration of 12 months, for a total of 1500 hours of total commitment.

The training course is divided into two phases. The first phase consists of 4 months of lessons at the University of Trento with university professors and experts in the field of intelligent, connected and autonomous vehicles and related enabling technologies. The second phase corresponds to a 7 month internship at partner companies or research centers entities to develop a specific project under the supervision of an expert tutor. The course of the master concludes with a month dedicated to write a report that summarizes the final `project work` results. Teaching is organised to provide the basis of state-of-the-art theory, methodology and technology for the development of intelligent systems for autonomous driving. Particular attention is given to hands-on experiences of learnt concepts.

The Master is entirely taught in English.

Course Objectives 

The II level University Master in "Autonomous Driving and Enabling Technologies-ADBoT" aims to train professionals to achive highly qualified skills in the design and development of intelligent systems for connected and autonomous vehicles, both scientific and industrial. The training activities are characterized by multi- and interdisciplinary connotations, ranging from mechanics, computer science, electronics, robotics and automation and artificial intelligence. The proposed approach will allow participants to gain an overview of modern and more advanced digital technologies applied to the automotive sector. The training objective is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully tackle the problems posed by the latest technological developments, characteristic of intelligent transport systems, in the context of the new industrial revolution (the so-called industry 4.0) and research in general applied.

Attendance

The training course consists of: lessons, laboratory / tutorial activities and internships for a total of 60 university credits (CFU) distributed as follows:

  • 30 credits for frontal teaching;
  • 24 internship credits;
  • 6 credits for the final project (`final project work`), that summarizes the results of the internship activity.

Attendance is mandatory and must correspond to at least 75% of the activities.

The start of the activities is scheduled for May 20, 2019.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

Those who possess one of the following qualifications may apply for participation in the Master's selections:

  • Master's degree in
     
    • Masters Degree in Computer Science (LM-18)
    • Degree class in Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering (LM-20)
    • Degree class in Biomedical Engineering (LM-21)
    • Class of Master's Degrees in Chemical Engineering (LM-22)
    • Masters Degree in Automation Engineering (LM-25)
    • Masters Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (LM-27)
    • Degree class in Electrical Engineering (LM-28)
    • Degree class in Electronic Engineering (LM-29)
    • Master of Science in Computer Engineering (LM-32)
    • Degree class in Mechanical Engineering (LM-33)
    • Class of Master's Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53)
       
  • or Specialized Degree or Degree obtained according to the procedures established by the legislation in force before the entry into force of the D.M. 509/1999 in the equivalent degree courses pursuant to the Interministerial Decree of 9 July 2009 described in the conversion table
     
  • or qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable.
     
  • Graduates from other disciplines can apply for admission to the Master. These applications will be provisionally admitted pending a thorough assessment by the university board of the coherence of the candidate’s educational training with the objectives of the Master.

All those who will obtain the qualification required for access by the beginning of the Master's teaching activity are also admitted to the selection.

Selection criteria 

Applications for participation in the Master must be submitted starting from the publication of the announcement on 8 February 2019 and by 12 noon on 19 April 2019 exclusively through application online

The Board of Directors of the Master selects the candidates by evaluating the Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum and a a short report in English that reports the candidate motivations.

It will be necessary to present also the abstract of the thesis and a linguistic certificate attesting the knowledge of English at least at the B2 level possessed or substitutive declaration which must be attested by attaching:

  • a certificate issued by an internationally recognized institution;
  • a declaration provided by the institute that has issued the first or second level university degree certifying that the candidate has completed a course of study whose official teaching language is English;
  • a self-declaration stating that the candidate is a citizen of a country where the official language is English.

Candidates will be awarded a score according to the following criteria:

  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum: maximum 80 points;
  • motivational letter submitted: maximum 20 points.

In the event of a tie in the ranking, preference will be given to the younger candidate. The minimum score to be eligible for admission is 70 points.

Fees and scholarships

The registration fee is € 2.500 and must be paid in two installments, the first at registration and the second before 15 December 2020.

The first 10 students in the ranking will receive a € 10,000 (ten thousand/00) scholarship. The scholarships number may be increased on the basis of additional external financing.

Students carrying out external internship will have the right of € 2,000 (two thousand/00) maximum reimbursement, upon presentation of expense documentation.

Deadline overview - New deadlines

Application for online application: before 19 April at 12.00
Publication of admitted candidates: by 7 May 2019
Registration and payment of first installment of tuition fees: by 17 May 2019
Payment of the second installment of tuition fees: by 15 December 2020
Lessons start: 20 May 2019

Audience

It is possible to participate in the professional Master as an auditor, limited to lectures, for a maximum of no. 5 places available in each teaching activity and for a maximum of 10 credits.

In this case it is not necessary to hold the degree required for admission to the Professional Master. Admitted auditors must pay a registration fee, which varies according to the number of credits, as indicated on the website of the master. 

The application is made by completing the online form that will be available after the closing of the ranking.

It is possible to participate as auditors to teaching modules in the Master in number limited by the available places.

Auditors do not need the qualification and admission requirements necessary to apply for participation to the Master's selections. The admitted auditors will have to pay a registration fee that varies according to the number of credits of each teaching module.

At the end of the teaching activities (modules) foreseen by the Master, a certificate of attendance will be issued. 

The application for auditors is done by filling in the online form, which will be available after the final publication of the ranking of those admitted to the Master. The admitted auditors will have to pay a registration fee that varies according to the number of credits, as indicated below.

Teaching modules

  • Introduction and basics of mechanics*
    CFU: 3
    Fee: € 450
  • Introduction and basics of informatics and electronics*
    CFU: 3
    Fee: € 450
  • Robotics and human robot interaction
    CFU: 4
    Fee: € 600
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    CFU: 6
    Fee: € 900
  • System architecture and integration
    CFU: 5
    Fee: € 750
  • Automation: sensors, actuators, planning and control
    CFU: 5
    Fee: € 750
  • Connectivity & security
    CFU: 3
    Fee: € 450
  • Simulation and Validation
    CFU: 4
    Fee: € 600

* The two courses "introduction and basics" are alternative for the students: they will have to do only one of the two based on their graduation title and not both.

A maximum of 5 auditors are admitted for each module at the same time. The attendance is compulsory for the full duration of the teaching module. Each auditor cannot gain more than 10 ECTS.

After the closing of the registrations to the Master, an online form will be opened for the registrations of the auditors with possible selection on the CV basis in case there are more than 5 applications per module.