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What does the programme lead to?

Computer technology is the life blood of modern companies and with the rapidly growing technological development the need for qualified employees with in-depth knowledge of computer technology is increasing.

The specialization in Advanced Robotics Technology and the specialization in Drones and Autonomous Systems both provide foundational knowledge about robots and programming, which makes it possible to work within the following domains:

  • Robot systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Programming and software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Industrial automation

Where your tasks could be data processing and development of:

  • Robots
  • Mobile phones
  • Web applications
  • Machine construction
  • Security systems
  • Large software applications

The specialization in Advanced Robotics Technology gives in-depth knowledge about robot control and optimization of robot movements.

The specialization in Drones and Autonomous systems gives in-depth knowledge about drone platforms and payloads, route planning, navigation, drone operations, and drone safety.

With this programme you are qualified for a job in Denmark or abroad and for studies at PhD level.

Example of a career

Meet Anders, who develops emergency generators for Bank of America
Meet Jakob, who has established an IT company with a friend

Learning outcomes

What makes a graduate with an engineering degree in Robotics especially attractive to the labour market? Below is an overview of the competencies you will have once graduated: general engineering competencies as well as the special competencies you will acquire in Robotics.

Entrepreneur: IT system for the cleaning industry

Jakob Witte Larsen and his partner are both robot systems engineers. During their studies they had a good idea for a new IT system – and now they have their own company called ProLite Development.



This could be more efficient, Jakob Witte Larsen and his friend thought. The two robot systems engineers hit the keys and developed an online IT system that helps cleaning companies plan, administer and coordinate. Now they run the company ProLite Development.

’Our primary product is, which is an online planning and management tool for the cleaning industry. The system facilitates the planning of e.g. holidays, absenteeism and time sheets’, says Jakob who also does consultancy work for other companies.

Living a dream
The 24-year-old engineer has always wanted to have a lot of responsibility, which is what he has now:

’For several years I have been interested in development, planning and project management and life as an entrepreneur presents many opportunities for that’, says Jakob, who is employed fulltime at the company.

‘When you run a company you have many different tasks and we have divided them between us. So I am primarily in charge of development and update of the system’.

Exciting and time-consuming
The career as self-employed is still new, but the future looks bright:
‘We get new clients every week, so it has exceeded our expectations. Also, it is extremely satisfying to get feedback from clients saying that a product actually affect their daily work positively’.

‘Having your own company is really exciting, but it is also hard work. We have plenty of freedom but not much free time!’, he says and continues:

‘But I love the fact that everything is our responsibility – and that we are the ones who decide where we want to take the company’.

Project work is priceless
In addition to his academic competences in robotics, Jakob draws daily on other competences acquired as an engineering student:

‘We apply the tools we have acquired through semester projects such as the ability to structure and manage projects, set requirements and aims, and analyse problems. That has definitely helped prepare us for running a company’.

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Develops emergency generators for Bank of America

As Firmware Engineer at APC by Schneider Electric 27-year-old Anders Nielsen uses his degree in robot systems to programming and error management of emergency generators in companies worldwide.


Anders is employed at the R&D Department at APC by Schneider Electric, a leading company in the development of emergency generators; the so-called UPS model. Here he programs firmware for the master controllers in the emergency generators.

‘Firmware is the technology that you cannot see, but which is part of a lot of things from our everyday life such as mobile phones and cars’, he explains.

Stability is worth millions
Their biggest client is Bank of America for whom a power failure, even for only a second, would be a disaster. Thus error management and status checks are in focus:

‘It is our job to ensure that the client’s load such as for example servers and cooling systems always have power. We must make sure that the system is running constantly. That puts high demands on the quality and a lot of time is devoted to control and monitoring of the system’.

100 per cent focus on development
That Anders has a master degree in Robot Systems and is specialised in Embedded Systems has been an important launch pad to the job.
‘I use my basic knowledge of electrical engineering, electronic design, digital electronics, and programming of micro-controllers and FPGAs. Moreover, I am in charge of the real-time operating system, which I have been taught as part of my master degree’.

Anders got the job the day he defended his master thesis:

‘It was a very hectic time with a perfect finish. My best July ever!’, says the young engineer who has definitely not regretted accepting the job:

‘The best part of the job is that it is strictly development. I do not have to deal with neither clients nor economy; that is done by other departments. It is a real privilege to be allowed to work exclusively with development and to do what you are trained for’.