Robotics engineering
Master course (2 years)

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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.



Freshers 2019/20

Degree type
Master course (2 years)
Duration and credits
Computer systems engineering
Free access
Teaching language
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni

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

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
Welcome to the Robotics engineering programme!

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
Head of Programme

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