The principal goal of the Master of Engineering in Robotics (MEngR) degree program is to prepare individuals for professional practice in robotics engineering by leveraging the technical skills developed in an undergraduate engineering or physical science program. It is designed to be completed in 1.5 years, but it can be completed over a longer time period on a part-time basis. In order to finish in 1.5 years, students should take three courses (9 units) each in fall and spring semesters and four courses (12 units) in the second fall semester. For this program, the supervised project (6 units) is optional.
The required courses assume the following foundations in mechanical engineering and materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and computer science. Although they do not count toward the degree program, they are recommended for those students who lack these foundations.
MEMS 255 Engineering Mechanics II (mechanical engineering and materials science foundation, fall and spring)
ESE 351 Signals and Systems (electrical and systems engineering foundation, fall and spring)
CSE 501N Programming Concepts and Practice (computer science foundation, fall)
The degree must include at least 15 units of 500-level courses.
The following courses are approved by the department as electives.
Any course numbered 401 or greater in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with the following exceptions listed below.
The following courses ARE NOT approved by the ESE department as electives.
E60-505 - Communication tools for Academic and Professional Success
McKelvey School of Engineering requires all incoming international students who submit a TOEFL or IETLS score or has not obtained a minimum of 3 years of education in the U.S. to take a course in communication. This new course was first offered in Fall of 2018. This course does not cost extra for full-time students and is not counted toward the degree or the GPA.