Study Programme

The Masters study programme is divided into four semesters. Each semester allows 30 ECTS to be gained. The first three semesters are based on traditional courses, lab exercise and laboratory sessions, while the last is based on independent work related to the Masters thesis. The following figure sketches the semester structure (modules) as offered by the four institutions Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Aston University (ASTON), and Osaka University (OSAKA).

Please note that most of the courses given at Technische Universität Berlin require the certified knowledge of the German language.


SSSUP
TUB
ASTON
OSAKA
1st semester
(October  - March)
A
E
I

2nd semester
(April - September)
B
F
J

3rd semester
(October - March)
C
G
K
M
4th semester
(April - September)
D
H
L
N
Table illustrating the modules' location, period, and schedule.

Numerous different mobility paths are envisioned depending on the mobility options selected and the modules taken by the prospective students. Visit the Mobility Frameworks section.

Each institution provides a different selection of courses in the first year to allow students to match them to their prior knowledge and preferences. The final year consists of more specialist course culminating in a six month research project.

The courses of each module, from A to N, split as in the previous figure, are detailed below:

Modules and courses offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP)

MODULE A - (Propaedeutic)

MODULE B - (Propaedeutic)

MODULE C - (Selection of 30 ECTS from the following courses)

MODULE D - (Masters thesis, 30 ECTS)


Modules and courses offered by Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)

Please note that most of the courses given at Technische Universität Berlin require the certified knowledge of the German language.

MODULE E - (Propaedeutic)

MODULE F - (Propaedeutic)

Mandatory:
Choice:

MODULE G -  (Selection of 30 ECTS from the following courses)

MODULE H - (Masters thesis)


Modules and courses offered by Aston University (ASTON)

MODULE I -  (25 ECTS)

MODULE J - (35 ECTS)

MODULE K

MODULE L - (Masters thesis)


Modules and courses offered by Osaka University (OSAKA)

MODULE M - (Masters thesis preparation)

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v
v
v
v
v
Lab works (12 ECTS)
Internship at Fujitsu Labs, Mitsubishi Electric, NICT (6 ECTS)
Lectures on hot topics (3 ECTS)
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Each module has a laboratory for an equivalent amount of credits (3 ECTS each). Each student is required to take at least three laboratories related to the previous modules.

MODULE N - (Masters thesis)