Robotics and Automation Engineering

  • Good Job Positions within few months after graduation
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment

Two curricula:

  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems focusing on the design and supervision of intelligent units (agents) that can be employed in the industrial and civil sectors.
  • Cyber-Physical Systems focusing on the modeling, supervision and control of systems describing paradigms where sensor networks are strongly integrated with actuators, processing units and plants

The program provides background both on the methodological principles of the Feedback Control Theory, Optimization, Estimation and Filtering and on the practical aspects of industrial and information engineering frameworks (robotics and mechatronics, computer science and real-time programming basics for automation systems, control of networked systems, intelligent learning, positioning systems and autonomous driving)


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM25 Automation Engineering
50 Slots available
Language Italian / English
Duration 2 years

Course description

Robotics and Automation Engineering focuses on the training of Engineers with skills on intelligent autonomous systems, autonomous and cognitive robotics and cyber-physical systems. The program gives adequate background both on the methodological principles of Automation (Feedback Control Theory, Optimization, Estimation and Filtering) and on the practical/technological aspects of industrial and information engineering (robotics and mechatronics, computer science and principles of real-time programming for automation systems, control of networked systems, intelligent learning, and localization and autonomous driving)


Students are required to have a Bs. degree in Computer Engineering or an Electronic Engineering (1st level). Applicants with an Engineering Bs. degree with basic educational background in Control/Automation (at least 6 credits) will be taken into consideration.
50 freshmen/year are selected, 20 places among them are reserved to Extra EU citizens


The course main aim is to train high-profile experts with a strong interdisciplinary vision focused both on the information methodologies and on the most advanced techniques related to autonomous and Human-in-the-loop Robotics for advanced applications. The program has two curricula: Intelligent Autonomous Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems


Job positions for graduates in Robotics and Automation Engineering are in all areas pertaining to innovation and development of production, design, planning and programming of integrated control systems for the management of complex systems (automotive systems, intelligent factory plants, autonomous driving, aerospace systems)


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes.
  • Scholarships for non-EU students Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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