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Master Programme in Cybernetics

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
Cybernetics is about systems interacting with their surroundings. The applications are everywhere, from robotics, over process industry and medicine, to economics and smart cities. This master’s program focuses on the technical side and includes automatic control, robotics, machine learning, and AI.

You will learn how to describe cybernetic systems using mathematics, and to analyze and design cybernetic systems in a vast range of applications from process industry and space exploration to domestic robots and medical systems. The program provides broad knowledge in the field, and depth in selected areas needed to tackle challenges in digitalization and sustainable development such as industrial symbiosis, smart grids for renewable energy, self-driving cars, space exploration, medical technology, and robotic assistive technologies.


During the initial phase of the program, you are introduced to cybernetics through the modeling of dynamic systems in a broad range of applications and are also provided with a set of standard methods and engineering tools from electronics and computer science. 

After that, you follow a study schedule containing courses in the areas of automatic control, robotics and machine learning, including AI. Two electable courses give you the opportunity to choose between industrial automation and deeper studies into machine learning. 

In the beginning of the second year, you will consolidate your learnings in a project course, where you will work in groups of students, collaboration with industry or academia to learn planning and realizing a project in the field. Finally, the second half of the second year is devoted to master thesis work.

Project collaborations with regional and international industries and access to Luleå University of Technology's field robotics laboratory featuring one of the largest motion capture systems in Europe are very important elements in the education that will allow you to consolidate your learnings with experimental work.

Labour market

After completion, you will be able to work as a key resource in small innovative companies, to take on a career within any of the major industrial companies' research and development departments or to continue your studies towards PhD.

Master Programme in Cybernetics
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2021

Startdatum 2021-08-30, v.36 2021
Day-time, 100%
Entry requirements

Bachelor or engineering degree of at least 180 credits in engineering physics and electrical engineering, physics, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanics, space technology, robotics, vehicle technology or related areas. Courses at the higher education level in control and physics, and at least 22.5 credits in mathematics are required. The mathematical knowledge shall include linear algebra, integral calculus and ordinary differential equations. In addition, good knowledge of English is required, corresponding to English B / English 6.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects


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Andreas Johansson

Andreas Johansson, Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Control Engineering, Signals and Systems, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492334
Room: A2552 - Luleå»