Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to research and develop the robust autonomous systems that define Industry 4.0.
Robotics engineering is at the intersection of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied computing. Robotics engineers are fluent in these disciplines and how to apply them in robotic systems, such as autonomous vehicles, automation design in manufacturing, and robotic systems impacting human endeavors.
Understand the “why” of robots and autonomous machines in a variety of settings beyond industry and manufacturing, including autonomous vehicles. Learn how to interface robotics with other systems. Take courses in robot operating systems, microcontrollers for cyber-physical systems, electric machinery and drives, sensation and perception, and so much more.
Robotics engineers learn open-source hardware and software implementation, as well as computer-based signal processing and control to create autonomous motion in the physical world. Students will have the opportunity to work with advanced robot platforms and sensors, unique to Michigan Tech:
- Ground robots
- Autonomous surface vessels
- Underwater autonomous vehicles
- Autonomous on-road and off-road vehicles
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Robotics Engineering Design Options
Students in Robotics Engineering will choose the Engineering Design path that best meets their goals. Join an Enterprise, such as Robotic Systems, Aerospace, Blue Marble Security, or Wireless Communication to work on robotics-related projects in an interdisciplinary setting. Or, complete a year-long, industry-sponsored project centered on robotics with fellow ECE students through our Senior Design program.
9%expected job growth between 2016 and 2026
1,230square feet in our Plexus Innovation Lab and electronics makerspace
100+sponsored Senior Design projects
Tomorrow Needs Autonomy, Engineered
The future is autonomy, engineered. Prepare to be the engineer of tomorrow. With expected job growth of 9% between 2016–2026, students with skills in robotics and autonomous systems are in high demand.
Robotics engineers can earn $99,040 average yearly salary. By pursuing this truly interdisciplinary degree, you will be fulfilling an urgent industry need with your education and experience.
Michigan Tech is committed to a hands-on engineering education in this important, emerging field. Students will obtain first-hand experience with controls, digital logic, immersive visualization, 3-D printers, and more to become career-ready to work in cutting-edge industries.
Robotics applications are emerging rapidly, who knows what the landscape of automation will look like.