Summary

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, c

o-robots, and highly skilled robotics engineers is on the rise – and expected to grow well into the 21st century.

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With Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering, you’ll not only be well-positioned to hit the ground running early in your career, but you’ll also gain the background and experience needed to face the challenges presented by this cutting-edge field.

An ever-evolving discipline, robotics engineering goes beyond designing and building remote controlled machines and tethered robot arms. Today, robotics plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives. Robotics engineers find employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, aeronautical and aerospace, automotive, chemical, defense, energy, food and beverage, health care, pharmaceutical, material processing and handling, manufacturing, marine, medical, mining, and nuclear.

Robotics engineers may design and maintain robots, develop new applications for robots, or conduct research to expand the application of robots. They have to be well-versed in the world of systems engineering as well as possess the versatility to design and build a “human-like” system, consisting of control algorithms that represent the brain of the product, sensing and actuating schemes that simulate the nerves and muscles, and a mechanical system that makes up the skeleton of the design.

Lawrence Tech’s faculty are dedicated to helping you build the foundation you need to either enter the field after graduation or continue your studies.

Why Robotics Engineering at Lawrence Tech?

bs-robotics-eng-photo3Lawrence 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.

In keeping with Lawrence Tech’s motto of theory and practice, the program also integrates experimental components throughout your studies, providing you an avenue for hands-on implementation of the knowledge gained in the classroom. 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)

bs-robotics-eng-photoAs 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.

Curriculum

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Your 136-credit-hour program consists of:

Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar  1
COM 1103 English Composition  3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1  4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1  4
EGE 1001 Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp.  3
TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2  4
MCS 2523 Discrete Mathematics  3
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communication  3
EME 1011 Foundations of Mechanical Engr.   1

TOTAL 18
Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2534 Data Structures  4
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
EME 2012 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 2
SSC 2423 Development of American Exp.  3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices  1
TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2423 Differential Equations  3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EME 4603 Intro. to Mechanical Systems  3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
ERE 2024 Unified Robotics I 4

TOTAL 17
Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 2214 Digital Electronics and Lab 4
EEE 2123 Circuits & Electronics 3
EME 3133 Kinematics & Dynamics of Mach.  3
ERE 3114 System Modeling & Control  4
ERE 3014 Unified Robotics II  4
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam  0
TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3011 Intro. to Engineering Projects 1
EEE 3233 Microprocessors  3
EME 4613 Intro. to Thermal Systems 3
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics  3
ERE 3024 Unified Robotics III 4
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar 0
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3

TOTAL 17
Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4252 Senior Project Fundamentals 2
EEE 4243 Embedded Systems 3
ERE 4113 Discrete Control  3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
ERE 4014 Unified Robotics IV 4
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone  0
TOTAL 17

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4253 Senior Capstone Project  3
EME 4xx3/5xx3* Technical Elective*  3
EME 4xx3/5xx3* Technical Elective*  3
EME 4xx3/5xx3* Technical Elective*  3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3xx3/4xx3 Junior/Senior Elective  3

TOTAL 15

*All students can select 4XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or ERE for their electives. Only those students maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA may select 5XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or ERE for their electives. 



Course Descriptions

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Outcomes + Objectives

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Robotics Engineering program are as follows:

  1. To educate mechanical engineers who are capable of solving multidisciplinary technical problems in a global work environment.
  2. To produce professionals who apply ethical judgment and use effective communication skills to implement engineering solutions.
  3. To produce individuals who contribute to contemporary engineering solutions with community involvement and aspire to lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Robotics Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design a robotic system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues; and 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Get Started

For more information contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu . For specific questions about
the Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering, call 248.204.2579.