Programme structure

The Master's programme Informatics: Robotics and intelligent systems is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Courses, 30 or 60 ECTS credits
  • Master's thesis, 30 or 60 ECTS credits

The programme has 2 programme options:

Course of study

Below you can see examples of how the programme can be organized. You can structure the programme differently, for example by starting on your Master's thesis already in the first semester.

Long thesis with 60 ECTS credits

4th semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3rd semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
2nd semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
1st semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Short thesis with 30 ECTS credits

4th semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3rd semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
2nd semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
1st semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Courses and Master's thesis

Selection of courses and topic for the Master's thesis is done in consultion with your supervisor during the first semester. Depending on programme option, you can have a supervisor at the Department of Informatics or at the Department of Technology Systems.

All courses should normally be completed and passed before the last semester. Please see each programme option for information about mandatory and recommended courses.

The Master's thesis is an independent research work carried out under supervision. You can choose either a long thesis of 60 ECTS credits, in addition to 60 ECTS credits with courses, or a short thesis of 30 ECTS credits in addition to 90 ECTS credits with courses. At least 30 credits must be from the program structure. If you choose a long thesis, the work is distributed over several semesters. The submission of the thesis is done on a fixed date in the last semester. If you choose a short thesis, the subject of the thesis is presented on a given date at the beginning of the semester and the deadline for submission is 17 weeks after this date. A short thesis must be written entirely in the last semester. The Master's thesis must be presented public at the end of the semester. Following the presentation, an oral examination with the sensors and supervisor follows the assignment.

If you are taking the programme option Robotics and intelligent systems, your main supervisor will be from the research group Robotics and intelligent systems at the Department of Informatics. If you are taking the programme option cybernetics and autonomous systems, your main supervisor will be from the Section for Autonomous Systems and Sensor Technologies at the Department of Technology Systems. Students may also be supervised by the research group for Nanoelectronics at the Department of Informatics, if their thesis is relevant to the programme option and academic requirements are met.

Progression requirements

The standard study time for the master's programme is two years, or four years if you apply for part-time studies. If you spend more time, it's important that you familiarize yourself with the policies for admission and your right to study. Your right to study may be cancelled if you do not register for the first semester of the study programme and you have absence without valid reason for more than one semester.

Recognition of Master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Masters Programme and you have completed Master courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Informatics for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Informatics: Robotics and intelligent systems

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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Published Apr. 5, 2017 11:16 PM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2019 9:54 AM