MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing

MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing


MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing (previously known as MSc in People and Robots for Sustainable Work) is a globally recognized double-degree programme backed by EIT and EIT Manufacturing. This unique programme integrates manufacturing science, mechanical design, and production management into a cohesive educational experience, complemented by a specialized track in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


The programme is a double degree programme withintegrated, mandatory geopraphical mobility. This means that you will study at two European universities in two different countries that have partnered with EIT Manufacturing. Upon fulfilment of all degree requirements, students receive two degrees: one from the entry university and another one from the exit university.

Please check below for the list of entry and exit university combinations.

Important information

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Application period: Will open early November 2024
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years (full-time)
  • Credits: 120 ECTS
  • Deadline: 31 March 2025
  • Eligibility: Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Check Syllabi for details)

Good to know

  • Affiliation: EIT Label certificate
  • Double degee: One from entry & one from exit university
  • Scholarship: Merit based and Mobility Grant
  • Tuition fees (EU Students): 8000€ per year
  • Tuition fees (NON EU/EFTA): 15000€ per year
  • Summer School: Innovation & Entrepreneurship track included
  • Field of study: Technology & Engineering

How to apply?!

Applications for the 2025 – 2027 cohort will open early November 2024.

We encourage non-EU students to apply early for Visa purposes.

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Programme description

The MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing is designed to address contemporary industrial engineering challenges and steer them towards a more sustainable, adaptable, and efficient manufacturing landscape. It achieves this by seamlessly integrating emerging technological trends in automation systems and robotics with the evolving needs of the workforce, both present and future.

One of the programme’s key focuses is on the application of artificial intelligence in the context of self-learning robots operating within collaborative environments. This technological innovation empowers the development of novel products and solutions that are not only in tune with the demands of the modern industrial sector but also forward-looking in terms of automation and efficiency.

The impact of this programme extends across the entire product development cycle, from the initial idea conception, through the design phase, rapid prototyping, rigorous testing, and finally, scaling up to mass production within industrial settings. In essence, it equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle real-world manufacturing challenges, paving the way for sustainable, highly productive, and adaptable manufacturing processes that align with the latest advancements in automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Upon graduating from the Master’s in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing programme, students will have following competencies:

Technical and methodological competences:

  • Apply fundamental robotics knowledge (structure, kinematics, dynamics, programming, simulation, control) and industrial production expertise effectively.
  • Utilize robotics and production tools for independent development and management tasks, adapting knowledge to unique situations with analytical and creative approaches.

Cognitive and practical competences:

  • Proficient in robotics applications, system integration, and technology assessment.
  • Knowledgeable in safe human-machine interaction and human-centered application design.
  • Capable of leading innovation projects and developing business models.
  • Skilled at proposing and evaluating creative solutions with analytical expertise.
  • Competent in assessing future developments and making decisions under uncertainty.
  • Proficient in leading interdisciplinary teams and developing efficient strategies in an intercultural context.
MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing - Entry exit combinationMSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing - Entry exit combination

Entry – Exit combination

Students can select their preferred first (entry) and second (exit) year university combination from the provided list.

Note: The allocation of combinations are subject to various criteria and we do not guarantee the preferred choice will be provided in the programme acceptance letter.

Programme syllabi

Programme structure

In the initial year of their programme, students are obligated to complete 40-50 ECTS credits in technical courses and an additional 10-20 ECTS credits in courses related to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, summing up to a total of 60 ECTS credits. In the subsequent year, the curriculum comprises 10-20 ECTS credits in technical courses, another 10-20 ECTS credits in Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, and a substantial 30 ECTS credits devoted to their Master’s thesis, resulting in a total of 60 ECTS credits.

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Partner Universities

The EIT Manufacturing Master School university partners for MSc in Human-Robot Interaction for Sustainable Manufacturing are,

TU WienTU Wien

TU Wien



University of TartuUniversity of Tartu

University of Tartu

Mondragon University