Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering

There has never been a better time to enter the exciting field of robotics. 

With the rebirth of the automotive industry, rapid advancements in technology, and the opening of new markets around the globe, the demand for robots, co-robots, and highly skilled robotics engineers is on the rise – and expected to grow well into the 21st century.

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Lawrence Tech’s undergraduate program is the first one of its kind in the state and the second in the nation. It is a truly unique and interdisciplinary degree, offering a progressive curriculum that blends mechanical and electrical engineering, robotics, and computer science.

You’ll have access to a dedicated robotics lab fitted with a test area, build benches, and robotics kits. You’ll also receive a high-end laptop computer, equipped with the latest industry standard software, allowing you to work whenever – and wherever – the moment strikes.

Whether in or out of the classroom, you will be afforded a myriad of opportunities to gain practical, real-world experiences. In addition to your required projects, you will be encouraged to participate in competitions that put Lawrence Tech teams on a global stage, up against some of the best robotics developers in the world. These challenging opportunities include:

  • Robofest VCC (Vision Centric Challenge): A competition presented by Lawrence Tech that promotes research on computer vision and autonomous mobile robots. (www.robofest.net)
  • Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC): This hands-on design experience is at the very leading edge of engineering education. Multidisciplinary and theory-based, IGVC is an autonomous robot vehicle competition that encompasses the latest technologies impacting industrial development. (www.igvc.org)

As a BS in Robotics Engineering student, you’ll also have the opportunity to mentor robotics teams from local middle and high schools. On-campus research and development jobs in robotics labs may also be available to highly qualified robotics engineering students, allowing you to gain even more professional experience and putting you one step closer to a rewarding career in robotics engineering.

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“I really enjoy the curriculum. It’s a great balance between having fun and being challenged to succeed” Ryan Moreno - Student


“I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned and immediately apply it at my intern position.”
Brandon Simoncic - Student

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The 1300 square foot Robotics Engineering Lab will be your “hands on” resource from your first year until the day you graduate. With electronic equipment, basic components, work space, space to test autonomous platforms, light fabrication facilities, 3-D printing, and a Laboratory Instructor with many years of experience in industry, the Robotics Engineering Lab has what you need to succeed with everything from Freshman class projects to your Senior Capstone Project.


What will you typically do in the lab as part of your B.S. Robotics Engineering degree?
Wiring and Soldering
Programming (mostly C++, C#)
Wire and program a line following robot  (Freshman)
Fabricate a circuit such as a micro-controller board or H bridge (Sophomore)
Program and demonstrate a vision based autonomous platform (Sophomore)
Design fabricate / program/ demonstrate a small robotic arm (Junior)
Operate industrial robotic arms (Junior)
Conceive of and prototype a robotic consumer product (Senior)
Design and fabricate a robot for your Senior Capstone Project
(e.g.
Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, Service  Robot, Industrial Project)
Competitions and Robotics Engineering Students Society activities.


Equipment:

  • Power supplies
  • Signal generators
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Meters
  • 3D printer
  • Band saw
  • Belt sander
  • Small Lathe
  • CNC vertical mill
  • Other machine tools are in the Engineering Fabrication Lab

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CONTACT :

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
EGE 1001 Fundamentals of Engr. Design Projects 1
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
PHY 2413 University Physics  3
PHY 2421 Univ. Physics 1 Laboratory 1
MRE 1011 Foundations of Robotics Eng.  1
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 3
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2 4
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
EME 2012 Mechanical Eng. Graphics 2
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2013 Statics 3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2523 Discrete Mathematics 3
EME 3043 Dynamics 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MRE 2024 Unified Robotics I 4
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 2214 Digital Electronics and Lab 4
EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics 3
EME 3013 Mechanics of Materials 3
MRE 3114 System Modeling and Control 4
MRE 3014 Unified Robotics II 4
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3112 Introduction to Projects 2
EEE 3233 Microprocessors 3
EGE 3022 Lead. & Prof. Develop. for Eng. 2
MRE 3024 Unified Robotics III 4
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2534 Data Structures 4
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
MRE 4902 Capstone Projects 1 2
EEE 4243 Embedded Systems 3
MRE 4113 Discrete Control 3
MRE 4014 Unified Robotics IV 4
EME 4613 Intro to Thermal Systems 3
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics 3
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
MRE 4912 Capstone Project 2 2
EME/EEE/MCS/ERE
4/5XX3*
Technical Elective* 3
EME/EEE/MCS/ERE
4/5XX3*
Technical Elective* 3
EME/EEE/MCS/ERE 4/5XX3* Technical Elective* 3
LLT/SSC/PSY
3/4XX3
Junior/Senior Hum. Elective 3
   TOTAL 14

*A list of approved elective courses is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. *All students can select 4XX3 courses for their electives. Only those students maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA may select 5XX3 courses for their electives.

Internships + Co-Ops

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, Robotics Engineering students are encouraged to take part in internships or cooperative education (co-op). This opportunity provides hands-on, practical engineering experience that is a distinct advantage when approaching future employers.

Check out some of our students had to say about their experiences with Internships and Co-Ops.

The Robotics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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