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Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS CONTEST 2018

MRAC offers 3 partial scholarships covering 50%, 30%, 20% for the tuition fee of the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction – Academic year 2018. Please read the competition outlines and terms & conditions below. The awards will be given to the top 3 contestants respectively.

COMPETITION OUTLINE

In a context of demographic explosion, resource scarcity and global warming, the construction sector needs to evolve towards faster, cleaner, efficient and more customisable building systems. On the other hand, the current trend of Industry 4.0 promises groundbreaking technologies: robotics, advanced materials, computational design, AI and cyber physical systems that could potentially transform the way we design, build and inhabit tomorrow.

Will Industry 4.0 bring us a better-built environment?

We want you to share your visions and experiments of this future, showing the potentials (or challenges) of a cyber-physical construction industry. This year’s competition will bring the focus on wood, a natural material with a long tradition in construction.

What are the untapped potentials of wood that new technologies could unleash for our built environment?

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE

Format – PDF file, A3 format, 3 pages max (max10MB)

Deadline – 16/03/2018 – 23:59 (CET)

Submission link – Please submit your proposal here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All the material must be result of an unpublished work developed entirely by the candidate, not to be used in other previous occasions – plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is entitled not to award the scholarship if the projects do not meet the standards set by the institution to be defined by the jury.
  • If awarded, the scholarship cannot be combined with other economic reductions.
  • Scholarships are to be deducted from total tuition fee balance.
  • Unclaimed scholarships could be transferred to the next candidate in the ranking list.
  • Winners accept part of their work/photo to be published on IAAC’s social media channels.

*Please note that in order for your scholarship application to be considered as valid, you must also apply through IAAC’s regular application process in following the instruction described in this link. If you have already applied then send an email to the Applications Coordinator ([email protected]) to communicate that you are also applying for a scholarship.

THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty, special guests and professionals coming from the different fields related to the topics of the competition.

WINNERS

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website and Facebook page on March 23, 2018.

Are you a creative engineer willing to explore the future of construction?

Are you a designer craving to discover the potential of new technologies?

Are you a digital craftsman eager to master robotics and computational design?

Are you interested in starting a unique, hands-on learning experience in Barcelona?

CRICURSA offers a full scholarship for the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction at IAAC followed with a paid internship of 3 months in their incredible manufacturing facilities in Barcelona.

While the course is designed for those with an engineering background, we are open to all applications. If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, love robotics and technology, and always wanted to live in Spain, then this is your chance to apply until June 15th! For more information [email protected]

ABOUT THE MASTER

IAAC’s Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) seeks to train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals who are capable of facing our growing need for a more sustainable and customized construction ecosystem. The Master is focused on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems.

The master is based on a learning by doing methodology, combining state of the art theoretical and technological seminar with continuous practice and hands-on experiments in a series of workshops and pilot projects with researchers and industry partners.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

CRICURSA is a leading international producer of curved glass and special laminated architectural glass with headquarters and two manufacturing facilities in Barcelona, Spain. Since 1928, CRICURSA has manufactured superior-quality curved glass and unique architectural laminated glass. CRICURSA ’s range of products includes laminated, tempered and insulating curved oversized glass, transparent low-reflective Low-e interlayers, screen-printed glass/films, cast glass and a large range of unique laminates combining different materials, for instance; stone and metal.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Please bear in mind that you will need the following documentation ready to be uploaded and submitted when filling in the form:

  • A short essay describing your vision of the construction sector in 2050 (max 1 page A4, image and text included).
  • Motivation letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees) – in English, as PDFs, and with the corresponding referee’s contact information.
  • A copy of your highest academic degree. If you haven’t graduated and your diploma is not available when you apply, you will need to provide a letter (in English or Spanish) from your university confirming that you are currently still studying and indicating when you are due to graduate (please provide the name of your programme and the date of your graduation).
  • A copy of a valid passport (a copy of a valid ID is sufficient for citizens of member states of the EU). If you hold more than one passport, bear in mind that the one you provide in the application form is the one that IAAC will use for your acceptance letter and therefore the one you will use to apply for your Spanish visa (non-EU students) and NIE (all students).
  • Optional – samples of your work in a portfolio format (pdf, maximum file size 10MB) or links to online projects (maximum 10 links)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15th

If you have any questions about the Master’s programme, please contact IAAC at [email protected].

ABB offers a full scholarship for the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction at IAAC, followed with a paid internship of 3 month in their robotic facilities in Barcelona.

Are you a creative engineer willing to explore the future of construction ?

Are you a technological architect craving to discover the potential of new technologies ?

Are you a digital craftsman eager to master robotics and computational design ?

Are you interested in starting a unique hands-on learning experience in Barcelona?

 

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, love robotics and technology, and always wanted to live in Spain, then this is your chance to apply until June 15th !

 

ABOUT THE MASTER

IAAC’s Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) seeks to train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals who are capable of facing our growing need for a more sustainable and customized construction ecosystem. The Master is focused on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems. The master is based on a learning by doing methodology, combining state of the art theoretical and technological seminar with continuous practice and hands-on experiments in a series of workshops and pilot projects with researchers and industry partners.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. We’re at home in 53 countries and have installed more than 300,000 robots, supported by the broadest service network and offering in the industry.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Please bear in mind that you will need the following documentation ready to be uploaded and submitted when filling in the form:

  • Submit a short essay describing your vision of the construction sector in 2050 (max 1 page A4, image and text included).
  • Motivation letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees) – in English, as PDFs, and with the corresponding referee’s contact information.
  • A copy of your highest academic degree. If you haven’t graduated and your diploma is not available when you apply, you will need to provide a letter (in English or Spanish) from your university confirming that you are currently still studying and indicating when you are due to graduate (please provide the name of your programme and the date of your graduation).
  • A copy of a valid passport (a copy of a valid ID is sufficient for citizens of member states of the EU). If you hold more than one passport, bear in mind that the one you provide in the application form is the one that IAAC will use for your acceptance letter and therefore the one you will use to apply for your Spanish visa (non-EU students) and NIE (all students).
  • Optional – samples of your work in a portfolio format (pdf, maximum file size 10MB) or links to online projects (maximum 10 links)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15th

If you have any questions about the Master’s programme, please contact IAAC at [email protected].

MRAC IN BRIEF

EDITION: 1st edition

DIRECTORS: Alexandre Dubor and Aldo Sollazzo

DEGREE: Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction

CREDITS: 75 ECTS*

DURATION:

FULL TIME – 9 months – From October 2018 to June 2019.

PART TIME – 9 + 9 months – From October 2018 to June 2020.

TUITION FEE:

Non EU 16 000 €

EU 11.200 €

TUITION FEE INDIVIDUAL MODULE: 6,000 €

ADMISSION: Engineering, Design or Architecture degree, Bachelor or higher degree from other related professions.

*accreditation pending