Robotics engineering
Master course (2 years)

Notizie ed eventi

Programme overview


Robotics Engineering is the local track of the Emaro+ double degree international Master. Emaro+ students attend each year in a different European universitiy; local students attend at UNIGE the whole single degree. The track, totally in English, has a structure compliant with international standards: continuous assessment, few exam sessions, laboratory activity, one full semester thesis. Students mobility abroad, as well as achieving the degree in two years are encouraged.

Learning by doing

Robotics Engineering uses the EMARO+ philosophy of learning through reflection on doing, as a paradigm complementary to the traditional didactic learning. Theoretical study is interleaved with laboratory practical and experimental work. A group project course (developing lab projects by teams of students) is mandatory in the first year. The Master Thesis work spans over a full semester; some theses can be carried out in industry or in foreign research institutions.

Career perspectives

Industrial employments include the fields of: robotics, mechatronics and automation; electronics, electromechanical devices; automation and control; highly automated factories (Industry 4.0); transport industries: automotive, railway, naval, aerospace; domotics (IoT), security and civil defense sectors; software systems for real time and automation. Professional engineers in the fields above. Researchers in autonomous robotics, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent environments, and others.



Matricole 2018/19

Master course (2 years)
Durata e crediti
Computer systems engineering
Accesso libero
Modalità di erogazione
Da 0 a 3000 euro all'anno. Scopri se hai diritto a borse e esenzioni
Sedi internazionali e partner
Per esperienze all'estero
Renato Zaccaria

What you will learn

  • software and artificial intelligence

    real time and robot operating systems, intelligent systems

  • control systems

    modelling, control, optimisation, mechatronics, embedded systems

  • mechanics: architectures, design, automation

    models and design actuation, flexible automation and industry 4.0

  • perception and sensing

    artificial vision, ambient intelligence, machine learning

  • robot programming and systems

    manipulators, mobile robots, man-robot interaction

  • laboratories

    manipulators, mobile & flying robots, sensors... and others

Did you know that...

  • in the academic year 2017-2018 two local students won a scholarship for carrying out their thesis in Japan
  • in the same year four students are carrying out industrial theses
  • and one local student has been admitted to the international Emaro+ track, attending the second year at ECN in France
  • basing on individual study performance, every year some available positions are available to jump into the Emaro+ degree at the second year, completing their studies abroad


Robotics Engineering is the local degree which is part of the international double degree Emaro+. It is a high-quality training course organized in two steps: a first year dedicated to strengthening the basic engineering background and the integration of different skills, followed by a second year dedicated to the acquisition of advanced knowledge and to an extended thesis work.

Robotics Engineering is aimed at Italian and foreign students to offer them an interdisciplinary level of preparation that can be immediately spent on the international job market. To this end, Robotics Engineering provides graduates with a solid interdisciplinary background in the various aspects of Robotics and Automation:

  • Mathematical foundations (modeling, simulation, optimization)
  • Perception (artificial vision, sensors, intelligent environments)
  • Cognition (computer science, artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning)
  • Action (mechatronics, mechanics, automatic and intelligent control)
  • Software architectures and programming (real time, automation, autonomous systems).

Teaching - partly carried out by foreign teachers - is carried out focusing on design and laboratory activities. In particular, in the second year of the course, some typical aspects of Robotics are expanded referring to wide international scenarios, like:

  • Industrial robotics, service and mechatronics
  • Autonomous robotic systems, intelligent environments
  • Biomimetic, social robotics, biomedical robotics.

Head of programme

Renato U.R. Zaccaria
Welcome. In coordinating the international degree since ten years, I have always met only special students. Most part of them came from various parts of the world (India, Mexico, Poland, Colombia, Pakistan, Spain and many other countries), and recently from Italy and..  even from Genova. They were, and are, special: because the course is heavier than other similar degrees, and because they created a true community.

Renato U.R. Zaccaria
Head of Programme

We, teachers, put a lot of effort in carrying out the complex didactic activity. The European Union did play a very important role by giving resources to support foreign teachers,  the very intricate management, and the equipments for the dedicated labs.  On behalf of the staff I thank all the past students for their strength, and for participating the life of the degree helping us to improve it year by year. Do not hesitate to contact us for any information, or even for simple curiosity. If you decide to enroll, prepare yourself to face an intense study programme; we promise you will not be disappointed at the end.

Where to find us

Polytechnic School
University of Genova
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova

Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering
Viale Causa 13
16145 Genova

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Management and Transports
Via all'Opera Pia 15/A
16145 Genova

You can find the Faculty area in the pictures from Google Maps.  Sites #1 and #2 have approximate coordinates 44.401797, 8.960550.

Learn more

You can find more information about Emaro+ (international programme) at this link:

You can get additional information about the local degree contacting the Local Coordinator
Renato U R Zaccaria

or the degree manager
Valentina Buscaglia

or the students desk at the Politechnic School