Job and career

Job and career

competence profile

As a graduate from the Master’s programme in Autonomous Systems, you will be:

  • able to analyse a given use-case problem and design suitable autonomous systems and solutions by applying scientific methods and tools, general skills related to problem solving and systems design.
  • able to apply a wide range of technologies and an engineering approach for solving problems within the domain of designing globally functioning systems.
  • able to evaluate and select among scientific theories, methods and tools for the conception, design, implementation and operation of autonomous systems.
  • able to apply theories, methods and concepts in different organisational and empirical settings in order to solve complicated technical problems in a business/societal context.
  • able to participate in the development and implementation of novel and innovative technology-based concepts, systems and solutions.

On the basis of this, you will be able to identify, assess and implement potentially disruptive innovative autonomous systems within global context.

The programme takes in students with various nationalities and offers an industrial engineering curriculum together with training in practical problem solving over the two years of study. It enables you to contribute to technological innovation as well as value creation for clients and stakeholders in companies, institutions and organisations.


Graduates are qualified to work in a number of industries; manufacturing, transportation industries in both private and public organisations. Examples of potential future job titles for a graduate with a Master’s degree in Autonomous Systems are production manager, systems engineer, IT consultant - to mention but a few.

As a graduate, you will be able to analyse, model, optimise, design, and implement intelligent autonomous systems that can function in a complex world.

Potential work tasks for you as a graduate in Autonomous Systems are:

  • quality control and proces improvement in the banking sector
  • optimisation of production fl ow in the metal-working industry
  • stock control at a central distribution centre in retail
  • reduction of development time in the pharmaceutical industry

You will be able to handle and deal with the following complex improvement tasks:

  • Optimisation of production flow in the metal-working industry
  • Efficiency improvement of packing systems by means of robots and vision technology
  • Reduction of lead time and waiting time for operations in hospitals
  • Quality control and process improvement in the bank sector
  • Inventory control at a warehouse at a central distribution facility in retailing
  • Optimisation of services schedules, port stay duration and on-time delivery of a contanier shipping line
  • Improvement of customer response and reduction of complaints in an insurance company’s call center
  • Reduction of products’ time to market in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Reduction of lead time of case handling times within a ministry

More about the programme


  • English


  • Copenhagen


  • Not open for enrollment in 2019

See the Curriculum

Career counselling at AAU

AAU Career provides guidance on your career. While studying at AAU, you can participate in career seminars and job related events. You can also book a career counselling session and talk about, for example:

  • Application and cv
  • Finding an internship or a student job
  • Competencies – both academic and personal
  • Tools to help you clarify your ideas about your future career
  • How to get started on your job search before graduation


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