Mechatronics and Robotics

Modern information and communication technologies become the basis of the overall human activities. The introduction of autonomous, automated and robotized systems in manufacturing, healthcare, transport, etc. is of the utmost importance. The educational programme of Mechatronics and Robotics has an interdisciplinary character in view of the unification of science for the physical objects - Mechanics and Information Science - Informatics. Mathematics is generally used as the basis for this union, which is why the program is also part of the FMI's curriculum.

Professional area: 
4.6. Informatics and Computer Science
Master of Science
MII322113 Informatics
Master's programme: 
Mechatronics and Robotics
Form of education: 
Duration of full-time training (in semesters): 
Professional qualification: 
MSC in Informatics - Mechatronics and Robotics
Language of Instruction: 
Master's programme director: 
Prof. Georgi Boyadjiev, PhD

Focus, educational goals

The main goal of the Master's Programme in Mechatronics and Robotics is to prepare specialists in prospective areas related to artificial intelligence, industrial automation, research and development. It is meant for students who complete the program to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, maintain, improve and program robotic systems.

Training (knowledge and skills)

This Master's programme is suitable for people who have acquired a Bachelor's degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics, Applied Mathematics or a similar major. There is no limitation regarding the university where the Bachelor's degree was obtained. The programme deals with theoretical issues related to artificial intelligence, mechanics, computer vision and multimedia - mathematical aspects and program-technical issues. Studying and using specific robotic systems is envisaged. There is an opportunity to cooperate with leading companies in the field. During this co-operation, targeted placements will be organized on the subject. Additional courses are foreseen to provide the necessary basics of mastering to acquire knowledge from areas not included in the BMI's Bachelor's programs. The training is aimed at the students and requires their active participation in the educational process through the preparation and presentation of presentations, course and diploma theses. Group work is particularly encouraged. Teachers have extensive experience directly related to the use of modern information technologies in the field of robotics.

Professional competence

The programme enables learners to develop as specialists in the field of Robotics. The aim of the programme is to complement the students' knowledge, skills and practical experience in the following areas:

  • Analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of robotic systems.
  • Development and use of robotics-based technologies for solving research-related tasks;
  • Problem formulation, analysis of opportunities, evaluation of perspectives and creation of approaches, methods, techniques and software tools for creation, implementation and management of robots.
  • Building new concepts for process and system management;

Professional realization

The Master's Programme in Mechatronics and Robotics provides a great opportunity for professional realization of graduating students such as: specialists in design, development and implementation of robotic systems; specialists developing embedded systems; operators and administrators of robotic systems; researchers and lecturers in the field of Mechatronics and Robotics. Students who have completed the Master's programme can develop a successful professional career as designers, experts, consultants and others.

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