In the future smart factory, digitalisation will not be limited to machine equipment and production systems, but also greatly affect the daily work of both management and operators. The machine and production equipment will be designed, constructed, launched and run based on models, simulations and optimisations using artificial intelligence and other advanced computer technologies. High demands on productivity and deliveries are today a matter of course in modern industry, while business and sustainable development are natural elements in all activities.
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The Intelligent Automation Master's Programme provides you with the tools to develop and validate the future manufacturing system using virtual engineering tools. For many years, the use of computerised engineering tools and virtual technologies has increased. There is nothing to suggest that the trend will slow or reduce. On the contrary the future manufacturing system will be characterised by a higher degree of intelligent technology realised through autonomous, connected and smart components.
The Focus of Your Studies
The Master's Programme in Intelligent Automation focuses on providing you with the skills required for tomorrow's engineers, so that you will be able to address challenges and take advantage of new technological solutions. Through your studies on the Master's Programme, you are expected to acquire a holistic view of the link between production technology, industrial automation and information technology.
Intelligent Automation is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses how complex engineering problems and systems should be designed and managed from a lifecycle perspective using virtual engineering tools. The Master's Programme includes various techniques and tools, such as modelling, simulation, optimisation, digital twins, product lifecycle management and also industrial system philosophy, system thinking and sustainability and innovation in order to meet requirements of the future "Smart factory".
Upon Completion of Your Studies
The labor market for engineers is big and growing. With new technology, new methods, and new IT support, companies can further streamline their production and make it more reliable, durable and easier to adapt to product and volume changes. However, it is not only in industry but also in other sectors, such as the welfare sector, which will benefit from the new technologies. Probable occupational roles are Automation Engineer, Production Developer or possibly Automation Manager.
After graduation, you are prepared for research studies in Information Technology at the University of Skövde. The majority of the teachers in the programme conduct research in Virtual Engineering at the University of Skövde, and the education thus links to current research in the field.