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ERASMUS Mundus and Consortium scholarships are foreseen for non-European and European students Emaro+ scholarships



 

  • Application INTAKE 2017/2019:

 

The call for applications for the intake 2017/2019 is currently open for self-funded students.

 

Apply here : https://emaroplus.ec-nantes.fr/

 

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Structure of the programme

 

 

The duration of the EMARO+ Masters course is two academic years (120 ECTS credits). Each year is split into two semesters with 30 ECTS credits for each. The language of instruction and examination is English. The student stay the first year in one institution and the second year in an another institution.

The first year (60 ECTS credits)

The aim of the first year (M1), is to provide the students with a solid interdisciplinary background across the main areas of robotics: Perception (vision, sensors, signal processing), Cognition (computer science, artificial intelligence, and Human Computer Interaction), Action (kinematics, dynamics, automatic control), and Mathematical Foundations (modelling, simulation, and optimisation).
The first year will be opened in the JMD consortium with the same programme at least at two different places (ECN and UNIGE). 
To exploit the full potential of the complementary areas of expertise available in the consortium, some modules in in each institution are taught by staff from the other institutions of the consortium.
The structure of the first year is shown in Table 1. It consists of two semesters S1 (from September till the end of January) and S2 (from February till the end of June). The first semester starts with two weeks of intensive local language course.
Table 1 : Structure of the first year
First two weeks
September
First semester
September – 30 January
Second semester
March- End of August
- Local language course* - Interdisciplinary background modules
- Local language course*
- Interdisciplinary background modules
* For students who master the language of the hosting country, a replacement course will be proposed, either another language or a scientific module.

 

Summer internship: At the end of the first year,  July and August, a summer internship is encouraged.
 

The second year (60 ECTS credits)

The second year (M2) will be opened in all the consortium institutions from September till the end of August. It consists of the third semester (S3, from September till the end of January) and the fourth semester (S4, from February till the end of August). During the third semester, more specialised courses are proposed. The programme of this semester is based on the specific research strengths of the partners institutions (thus varying from partner to partner). The fourth semester is devoted to the Masters Thesis. The structure of the M2 is shown in Table 2.

Table 2 : Structure of the second year

First two weeks
September
First semester
September – 30 January
Second semester
February- End of August
- Local language course* - Specialised courses,
- Research Methodology,
- Local language course*
- Master thesis
* Another language will be proposed , for students who master the local language of the hosting country. This could be for instance the local language of the country of the first year.
 

The third semester (30 ECTS credits)

The third semester (S3) starts with two weeks devoted to the local language of the hosting institution. During these two weeks, the topic of the master thesis will be chosen by the student out of a list of subjects proposed by the staff of the institution (or proposed by the student, however subject to acceptance by the prospective supervisor). The topic of the thesis must correspond to one of the current research activities of the hosting institution. 
During this semester, the students are also prepared for their work on the dissertation through the participation in the Research Methodology module. This module provides the students with the necessary tools to carry out and present a research topic. Studying the state of the art of their research subject is an important part of this module.
 

The fourth semester (30 ECTS credits)

The fourth semester (S4) is devoted to the Master Thesis, valued for 30 ECTS credits. Each student is jointly supervised by two advisors from two different institutions. The research topic can be supervised and located in a R&D department of an industrial institution. The research work is finalised by a written dissertation, i.e. the Masters Thesis, which must be done individually and contain an element of original work. The dissertation must be defended in front of a committee of experts. The composition of the committee and the conditions of the oral presentation are communicated to the student at the beginning of the S3.