The Master of Science in Systems Engineering is a 30-credit research-oriented degree. Six core courses focus on systems engineering processes and methods. Students also select a specialty engineering area—such as robotics—and complete coursework there. In addition, the student conducts research and writes either a master’s thesis or a scholarly paper. | Learn more |
The Clark School offers four options for graduate education in robotics: the Master of Science in Systems Engineering, robotics concentration (MSSE), the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering, robotics concentration (MEngSE), the Master of Engineering in Robotics (MEngRobotics), and the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (CGEN) in Robotics.
The MSSE degree requires research and a thesis or scholarly paper. The MEngSE and MEngRobotics degrees are professional degrees offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering that require coursework only. The CGEN is a 12-credit certificate designed for working professionals seeking to obtain additional credentials in robotics. It also is offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering.
Read this interview with 2023 M.Eng. Robotics alumna Mahima Arora, who explains how her training in the program has given her the skills to succeed in her robotics career. Many thanks to the ARM Institute for this story.
The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering is a 30-credit coursework-only degree offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering. Six core courses focus on systems engineering processes and methods. Students also select a specialty engineering area—such as robotics—and complete coursework there. This is a professional degree—no research or thesis is required. | Learn more |
The Master of Engineering in Robotics is interdisciplinary in nature and spans a range of disciplines including computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and aerospace engineering. Faculty and professionals teaching these courses are at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs and advances in robotics, which are incorporated into the program curriculum.
The curriculum covers fundamental and applied topics in design, modeling, and control of robotic systems as well as planning and perception for autonomous robots. Courses cover artificial intelligence, computer vision, motion planning, space and planetary robotics, robot kinematics and dynamics, control, networked robotic systems, robotics at micro- and nano-scale. Students are able to tailor their studies in optimization, decision making, and algorithms; performance analysis and design methods; modeling, systems and control; and sensing, vision and perception.
The 30-credit curriculum includes four core courses and six technical electives. This is a professional degree with no research or thesis requirement, and no comprehensive examination, offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering. | Learn more |
This program meets the supplemental educational needs of engineering professionals seeking to obtain added credentials in robotics. The certificate requires completion of four graduate level courses. Certificate credits also can be applied towards the Master of Engineering degree. The certificate requires a total of four prescribed courses (12 credits). It is offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering. | Learn more |
For more information on robotics education, contact:
Assistant Director of Administrative Affairs
Maryland Robotics Center