Automation and Mechatronics

Students learn the principles of robotics and mechatronics, mechatronic and robotic actuators, modern technologies of microcontroller application. The program gives students a deep theoretical knowledge of modern methods of automatic control theory, in particular, the methods of analysis and design of nonlinear, adaptive and intelligent control systems.

Language of instructions: English
Degree acquired: Master's
Program code: 27.04.04
Graduating Faculty Faculty of Industrial Automation and Electrical Engineering
Number of students: 10-15
Program: 120 ECTS credits, full-time Master’s Degree (2 years)
Eligibility: Candidates must hold previous degree in engineering area
Academic year includes: 2 semesters beginning on 1st September and 1st February
Holidays: Winter holidays - 2 weeks (January); Summer holidays - 2 months (July, August)
Application deadline: May
Master’s Thesis defense: June

 Program presentation

About the program

The program provides students with a broad knowledge and skills in the field of automation of production processes and equipment, as well as in the field of mechatronic devices and control systems. Study of network technologies, issues of SCADA-systems construction, practical use of real-time systems are important parts of the program.

Academic mobility

Students of the program have the opportunity to participate in short-term (2-4 weeks) and long-term (6-10 month) internship programs, including double degree programs. The main international partners, where students of the program often have internships, are:

 

Germany

  • Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Fachhochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Science

Finland

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Aalto University

France

University Of Technology Of Compiegne

South Korea

KOREATECH

Japan

Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University

China

Beijing Institute of Technology BIT

Taiwan

National Taichung University of Education

Invited lecturers

  • Bismark Singh, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (QS World University Rankings – 63, Times Higer Education World University Rankings – 39);
  • Jani Heikkinen, D.Sc., Aalto University (QS World University Rankings – 201-250, Times Higher Education World University Rankings – 181);
  • Tatiana Minav, D.Sc., Aalto University (QS World University Rankings – 201-250, Times Higher Education World University Rankings – 181).

Main Disciplines

Educational process provides studying of the following subjects:

Fundamental Disciplines

  • Modern Methods of Control Theory (3 ECTS)
  • Nonlinear, Adaptive and Intelligent Control Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Mathematical Modeling and Synthesis of Nonlinear Elements/Mathematical Modeling of Objects and Automatic Control Systems (5 ECTS)

Basic Special Disciplines

  • Systems of Ensuring the Safety for Technical Control Devices (3 ECTS)
  • Electromechatronic Complexes and Systems/ Microcontroller-Based Control Systems (7 ECTS)
  • Electric and Hydraulic Drives of Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (6 ECTS)

Applied Special Disciplines

  • Mechatronic Systems and Robotics (5 ECTS)
  • Adaptive Control in Mechatronics and Robotics (5 ECTS)
  • Computer-based Technologies of Control in Technical System (5 ECTS)

General Educational Disciplines

  • Foreign Language (2 credits in each semester, 6 ECTS in total)
  • Commercialization of Results of Scientific Research and Development (2 ECTS)
  • History of Science and Technology in the Field of Technical Systems (2 ECTS)
  • Social Communication in Professional Environment (2 ECTS)

The full description program curriculum and disciplines can be found in the brochure.

Professors

Anastasiia D. Stotckaia

Head of the Program

Ph.D., Associate Professor. Deputy head of Automatic Control Systems Department. Disciplines: Computer-based Technologies of Control in Technical Systems, Modern Methods of Control Theory

Grigorii V. Belskii

Master Program coordinator

Assistant, Automatic Control Systems Department

Victor B. Vtorov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Automatic Control Systems Department. Disciplines: Nonlinear, Adaptive and Intelligent Control Systems, Adaptive Control in Mechatronics and Robotics

Andrey V. Weinmeister

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Automatic Control Systems Department. Discipline: History of Science and Technology in the Field of Technical Systems

Denis M. Filatov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Automatic Control Systems Department. Discipline: Mechatronic Systems and Robotics

Elena B. Solovyova

Dr.Sc, Professor, Theoretical Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Department. Discipline: Mathematical Modeling and Synthesis of Nonlinear Elements

Vladimir N. Pavlov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Occupational Safety Department. Discipline: Systems of Ensuring the Safety for Technical Control Devises

Ludmila P. Kozlova

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department. Discipline: Electric and Hydraulic Drives of Mechatronic and Robotic Systems

Dmitrii V. Samokhvalov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department. Discipline: Electro-mechatronical Complexes and Systems

Mikhail V. Kopichev

Assistant, Automatic Control Systems Department

Additional educational opportunities

Summer and Winter Schools

To foreign student the department organizes Summer and Winter Schools - Mechatronics and Robotics. This school promotes the formation of knowledge and skills in such sections of technical sciences as mechatronics, programming, electrical engineering, the ability of hardware and complexes and motion control systems development. The program introduces to scientific terminology, the basics of such areas of studying as "Mechatronic Systems and Robotics", “Microprocessor technology in mechatronics and robotics", "Control systems for manipulator robots” and focuses on practical and laboratory classes.

Modular courses

Each semester students have the opportunity to participate in free modular courses, which are taught by foreign scientists, for example:

  • Overview of Mathematical Optimization;
  • Stochastic Models and Methods;
  • Robotics System Design;

At the end of each course, students are tested and certificates of additional education are issued.

Education and research facilities

  1. The laboratories of the graduating department of Automatic Control Systems are equipped with modern facilities. The laboratories include:
  • Siemens Automation and Drives Lab
  • Industrial control and automation systems Lab
  • Mechatronic systems moving objects and mobile equipment of airfield services
  • Resource center “Control and automation of mechatronic complexes of moving objects and transport systems”:
    • Multifunctional research facilities with virtual instrumentation (National instruments Lab)
    • Microcontroller adaptive control systems Lab
    • Industrial electromechanical objects Lab
  1. The graduating department conducts extensive research in such areas of industry as mechatronics and robotic systems, modern civil technologies (industrial automation), Electric power industry, Remote diagnostics and control technologies, Electrification and automation of vessels.

The full description of scientific research trends of automatic control systems department can be found in the brochure.

  1. The competences of the program tutors guarantee a high level of training in the field of industrial automation - the most demanded sector of the industry. Due to the high level of practical training provided by ETU to future engineers and programmers and their ability to operate modern equipment, graduates of the department are highly demanded and sought after in the job market.
  2. Mobile robotics occupies a special place among the research areas of the department. The ETU team MadDrive is a winner in such national competitions PROFEST-2018 All-Russian Technology Festival (the biggest European event devoted to robotics and high tech) and All-Russian tests of mobile robotic systems "RoboKross".

Admission

Daria A. Uverskaia

International Student Recruitment & Support Manager

Grigorii V. Belskii

Automation and Mechatronics Program Coordinator

Contact Information

Mon.-Fri.: 10:00-17:00 (admission 10:00-16:30)
197376, Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Professora Popova str., 5, building 3, 4th floor (room 3418)
+7 (812) 234-35-53
2343553@mail.ru
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