Degree Outcomes

The expected result of the WASP PhD program is that each student meets the following degree outcomes.

  • Knowledge and understanding
    • Demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the interdisciplinary area of autonomous systems and software development for autonomous systems.
    • Demonstrate advanced and up-to-date specialized knowledge in a limited area of this field.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with research and engineering methodology in general.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with the research and engineering methods of the specific field of research in particular.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of and requirements on autonomous systems in industry.
  • Competence and skills
    • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams in both academic and industrial settings.
    • Demonstrate hands on experience with some aspects of autonomous systems and software development for autonomous systems.
    • Demonstrate the ability to handle intellectual property aspects in both academic and industrial settings.
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate to wide both technical and non-technical audiences, including engineers, management and sales.
    • Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new things and develop new skills.
  • Judgment and approach
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, ethical judgment and the societal needs of autonomous systems.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of handling intellectual property rights in both academia and industry, including patents and teacher exemption.