Online Master of Science in Robotics Engineering

First in Robotics Engineering Education...And Continuing to Lead the Way

WPI's Online Master of Science in Robotics Engineering focuses on imparting students with:

  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals that underlie robotic systems - computer science, electrical & computer engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering
  • Experience with robot programming using ROS/Gazebo robot simulation software
  • An awareness of the management and systems contexts within which robotic systems are engineered
  • Advanced knowledge in selected areas of robotics, culminating in a capstone project

WPI's robotics programs are guided by WPI's Robotics Engineering Advisory Board, a group of representatives from leading robotics companies.

Degree Requirements

Please see the prerequisites necessary for this program to determine if you have the correct academic background and experience.

10 courses; 30 credit hours (including Capstone)

The Master of Science in Robotics Engineering is comprised of 30 credit hours consisting of eight courses plus a capstone project. The specific courses are determined in conjunction with an academic advisor. All courses are three credits unless otherwise noted.

Prospective students are advised to register for their courses and apply for admission to WPI as early as possible. Information about course schedules can be found here.

Foundation (9 Credits)

At least 9 credits needed. Additional credits accrued from these courses will be counted as Electives.

*Requires RBE 500.

Core (6 Credits)

Engineering Context (3 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

Capstone Project (3 credits)

  • One of the central priorities in WPI’s educational philosophy is the application of academic skills and knowledge to real-world problems. With an advisor's guidance, students choose a robotics engineering project that offers substantive evaluation and application of the coursework covered in the program. Learn more about the Capstone Project experience by watching our videos (provided by our Systems Engineering Department).

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The demand for robotics engineers is poised to grow by as much as 13% through 2018.

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