Automation & Control

Place of Study: St. Petersburg, Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering
Duration: 2 years
Language: English / Russian
Application Deadline: 04 August 2024
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in control systems, navigation, robotics, electrical engineering, or AI with excellent/good grades; CV & Motivation Letter; upper-intermediate level of English
Tuition Fee: 429,000 rubles per year

Program description

In today’s fast-paced world of technological change, people might have a hard time finding a steady and rewarding job. The only way to keep up with the changing market and achieve professional and financial success is to become an expert in the field that will remain relevant for decades to come. Digital control systems will certainly continue to play a significant role in the global economy for many years ahead. Digital systems are widely used in home and industrial automation, cars, mechatronics, and robotics, etc. Thanks to the team of the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics and this program, ITMO has been included in the top 100 of the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Automation and Control for four years in a row.

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Career prospects

Students of the program are taught to manage fundamental and applied control problems concerning the creation of qualitatively new control algorithms, as well as use these algorithms to create complex control systems. Skilled professionals in digital control systems and digital systems analysis are in high demand on the market. Graduates can work as engineers, developers, and researchers at companies or research centres on digital control systems, unmanned vehicles, robotics, modern digital technologies and manufactures, and so on. Our graduates work at Navis Engineering, StarLine, NIIAS, Diakont, etc.

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Student reviews

Want to know more? Read the stories of international students at the Digital Control Systems program to learn more about the major and their experiences:


"I chose this Master's degree because nowadays automation and control of digital systems are booming.

If you know how to control everything with computers, as a mechanical and electrical system,

you will have the future in your hands."



Alexander Ramos​, a student of the Digital Control Systems program




"I chose this field because I believe it has become huge and there are a lot of opportunities.

It allows you to think outside the box and improve your creative thinking:

from assembling to bringing machines to life, the entire process is very interesting."


Kharchi Taha Mohamed Samy, a student of the Digital Control Systems program






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