Master’s Degree Program 8.05050103, Robotic systems

Qualification awarded: 
Research Engineer (applied mechanics)
Level of qualification : 
Master
Specific admission requirements: 
None; enrollment is held on general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
Bachelor degree in major 6.050501 Applied mechanics
Profile of the programme: 

Students acquire sufficient knowledge in profession-oriented and socioeconomic disciplines in order to resolve independently applied scientific, research, design, engineering and manufacturing challenges in the fields including design, engineering, testing and certification, diagnosis and maintenance, operation and equipment repair of robotic systems designed for automate production (technological) processes in various industrial fields. Mastering basic curricular courses enables graduates to design, maintain and optimize robotic systems operation in unmanned production in effective and economically feasible way.

Acquired skills enable graduates to use engineering methods, analytical and numerical calculation methods for the analysis of existing mechanisms and engineering of new ones as well as components and systems of robotic systems equipment, develop research and technology projects and working papers designed to mechanisms, components and equipment using advanced computer-aided design systems, 3D design and numerical modeling techniques, simulation software. Masters are able to plan and conduct experimental studies of robotic systems tudies with robotic systems, set parameters and characteristics of the actuators, practice mathematical methods of research results processing, analyze mistakes and find ways to avoid them , develop and perform all- technical and organizational measures ( technological preparation ) of manufacturing and equipment production, its parts; carry out equipment diagnose , develop organizational and technical measures of service robotic systems and complexes.

The total credit load in the curriculum is 90 ECTS credits, including regulatory part 51 ECTS cr. (modules in humanities, social and economic sciences 6 ECTS cr., professional and practical training 45 ECTS cr.); optional part 39 ECTS cr. (professional and practical training 39 ECTS cr. ).

Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • basic sciences fundamentals (physics, chemistry, higher mathematics, strength of materials, theoretical mechanics, theory of machines and mechanisms, electrical technology and electric drive, control system) in the extent necessary to resolve production technology and design problems;
  • profiled disciplines, mostly of technological and design course, and the fundamentals of humanitarian, social and economic disciplines that reflects the current level of economic, historical, philosophical, political, social teachings;
  • business Ukrainian and foreign language within the educational program;
  • programming, computer equipment possession at the user level;
  • research methods, design and experimental projects;
  • special scientific, technical and patent literature on the subject of research and development.
  • procedures for the use of abstract, reference and information publications and other sources of scientific and technical information.
  • technology of robotic systems
  • use, configuration, structure, operating principle, conditions of installation and technical operation of products and objects of robotic systems;
  • equipment used for production automation, features of its operation, standards, specifications and other guidance materials on the development and execution of technical documentation;
  • methods and facilities for engineering design and computing
  • national and global scientific and technological achievements in a relevant field of study
  • requirements to the work management in the design process
  • fundamentals of economics, work management and industrial engineering
  • fundamentals of labour legislation
  • prinsiples of health and safety in emergency situations and basic principles of ecology
  • principles of labor protection and human rights protection, fundamental constitutional civil rights and duties

2. Practical skills and comprehensio

  • develop new constructions of process equipment, vehicles and machinery, robotic systems and complexes, work on the engineering support of industrial production, upgrading and operation of machinery and equipment;
  • develop structural elements of equipment, process simple technology of details, design tools, design and implement the process of machinery, apparatus and equipment production, be engaged in their maintenance and repair
  • be familiar with relations between production, social and cultural sphere, apply the elements of social psychology and pedagogy for understanding of the mental activities of people in different circumstances, as well as basic laws, market economy fundamentals, ecology and life safety fundamentals
  • conduct research and perform engineering development aimed at new technology and equipment conversion, improve existing technology, release of products meeting the requirements of national and world standards.
  • develop work plans and programs for the separate working stages
  • collect, process, analyse and systematize scientific and technical information on the subject (task)
  • design kinematic, wiring and other schemes for various purposes, calculate the required parameters and values. Make up descriptions of the designed products and objects structure and operating principles, justify technical solutions.
  • design testing and control means, equipment, laboratory models and control their production.
  • conduct benchmark and and production trials of the designed products prototypes (batch), install and debug the equipment when conducting research and experiments.
  • debug and regulate complex and accurate equipment, monitor their state and proper use.
  • monitor equipment operation, carry out complex experiments and metrology, record the conducted experiments, carry out the necessary calculations, analyze and summarize the results, make technical reports and prepare operational information.
  • Make plans, estimates, materials requisitions, equipment etc.
  • develop design and engineering documentation, execute complete research and design work
  • implement the developed technical solutions and projects, provide technical support and carry out supervision over the processes of production, installation, debugging, testing and putting into service projected products and objects.
  • summarize the experience in the research results implementing and engineering decision development;
  • explore the professional literature and other scientific and technical information, study national and international science and technology for research and development;
  • prepare informative surveys, as well as reviews, comments and opinions at the technical documentation;
  • participate in the examination of scientific papers, seminars, scientific and technical conferences;
  • prepare sections of scientific and technical progress report;
  • participate in the preparation of publications and applications for inventions or discoveries.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 

Masters can perform such professional work and hold positions which do not require an experience:

  • 1222.2 - Heads (other managers) and a production line supervisor (units) in industry (in particular Production Lab Chief (Manager), Production Manager, Head of Production Department, Head of Factory Production Control Laboratory, Foreman);
  • 1312 - Small business leaders without a management staff in the industry (including: Director (Head) of small industrial enterprises (firms));

2145 Professionals in the field of Mechanical Engineering:

  • 2145.1 Research Staff (Mechanical Engineering) (eg: junior researcher (Mechanical Engineering) Scientific Officer (Mechanical Engineering), Researcher-Consultant (Mechanical Engineering));
  • 2145.2 - Mechanical engineers (eg: hardware engineer, assembly equipment engineer, mechanization and production processes automation engineer , mechanization engineer of labor-intensive processes, static engineer (mechanics), group mechanical engineer; production engineer (mechanics) , senior engineer commander).

2149 Specialists in other engineering fields:

  • 2145.2. - Engineers (other branches of engineering ) ( in particular : Engineer, Control and System Maintenance Engineer, Equipment engineer; Maintenance and Test Engineer, Control engineer, Repair and Maintenance Engineer; Patents and Inventive Work Engineer, Pre-production Engineer, Mechanical Developments Engineer, Maintenance engineer, Mode and Computation Engineer, Technology Utilization Engineer, Research Engineer, Design Engineer; Technician, Designer (other branches of engineering); Expert (in a particular field of engineering); Expert on Power Saving and Energy Performance).

2310 University and higher educational institution lecturers

2310.2 – Other University and higher educational institution lecturers (in particular: Assistant, Lecturer);

2320 – Lecturers in secondary educational institutions

(in particular: Vocational Schools and Technical Colleges Teacher).
Access to further studies: 
Masters majoring in Robotic Systems (8.05050103) may continue their training at postgraduate study at Lviv National Polytechnic University, which successfully functions on MAE Department, or at postgraduate study at other Higher Educational Institution majoring in: Theoretical engineering (05.02.02), Dynamics and reliability of machinery (05.02.09), Automation of technological processes (05.13.07).
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulations on knowledge assessment and students’ rating in the modular degree system.
Graduation requirements: 
Curriculum with the credit load of 90 credits completed, master’s thesis defended.
Mode of study: 
Full-time.
Programme director: 
Sc.D., professor Kuzio Igor