French-Spanish Joint Masters in
Computer Vision and Robotics
V I C O T
VICOT is an European course organised by the University of Burgundy (France) and the University of Girona (Spain). This masters responds to current industry needs in the area of quality control and automation of industrial processes to increase their competitiveness as well as in the field of health with the increasing importance of systems analysis of medical images to aid in the diagnosis. The two main areas of study are computer vision and robotics.
This two-year programme is divided into four semesters, each with 30 ECTS credits. The Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Burgundy (France) hosts the first semester activities. This period includes an introduction to the theory and the tools for signal and image processing.
The second and third semester will take place at the Polytechnic School of the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain). This semester will focus on computer vision applied to robotics. At this stage the advanced analysis of images and recognition of shapes based on images from data sensors, with special emphasis on applications, will be studied.
The fourth semester is completely focused on the master’s thesis, which can consist of an introduction to research in one of the consortium laboratories or an internship in a company that works with computer vision or robotics technologies.
Semester 1 : Le Creusot
Semester 2 : Girona
Semester 3 : Girona
Research Training period or vocational training period taken in industry or at any of the partners institutes.
Current research in these domains is today particularly dynamic and the results obtained by teams of researchers around the world are fast outputs in the industry, where the needs are becoming increasingly important. This is relevant for a wide range of sectors such as automotive industry in the automation of processes, the food industry, in food processing and medicine in developing systems to aid diagnosis. This master aims at the use and application of vision, image signal processing and robotics to the specification, design, development and implementation of systems engineering. Therefore, the academic goals are:
This master shall provide, through the proposed European formation, an extensive knowledge in computer vision and robotics applied to industrial problems and the medical field. Moreover, students have also acquired a mobility, an open mind and language skills that are in an era of globalization, an important asset to find a research laboratory in either a public or a private company.
The Master’s in Computer Vision and Robotics (VICOT) entitles the student to pursue a PhD.
Entrance to the masters programme is open to those who have an official university degree (including engineers and architects), subject to entrance criteria established in each particular case.
In addition, applicants with foreign university degrees can enter a masters programme provided they obtain previous recognition of their degree or, without that recognition, if previously established that their studies are at an educational level equivalent to those of the officially recognised degrees and provide, in the country awarding the degree, access to graduate studies.
Emphasis will be placed on academic records that reflect theoretical knowledge of algorithmics and/or programming languages, knowledge of algebra and geometry, and of numerical systems for solving equations. Likewise, it is recommended to have certain knowledge of digital circuits, understood as the basis of how a computer works and real-time architectures.
Priority will be given to students who can certify they meet the admission requirements established by the consortium formed by the two universities and governed by the European Union policy related to the master program. Specifically, to be admitted, students must demonstrate:
French/Spanish National scholarships are available for European and non-European students.
In addition Erasmus grants may cover the mobility of European Students.
Potential scholarships can be found at http://www.scholarshipportal.eu/.
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