Graduate Certificates in Robotics Engineering Online

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WPI was one of the first universities in the nation to offer an online master’s program in Robotics. This popular program has since evolved and expanded, now offering both a full-length M.S. degree and two graduate certificates in Robotics Engineering online to students around the world.

WPI’s online Robotics Engineering graduate certificates give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of robotics engineering and an awareness of the systems contexts within which robotic systems are engineered. These programs are a way to deepen your understanding and knowledge of robotics to either advance your career or start your journey to a master’s degree in this field.

Offered 100% online, our graduate certificates are a convenient way to advance your skills in robotics without pressing pause on your career. You’ll earn the same certificate as students on campus, from the comfort of your home or office. 

Also available online robotics engineering master's degree. Interested in first earning your bachelor’s degree in Robotics Engineering? At WPI, we offer an innovative undergrad degree in robotics engineering that provides students the opportunity to build, interact, and explore the function of robots. Check out our bachelor’s in Robotics Engineering here.

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Online Graduate Certificates in Robotics Engineering

Graduate Certificate - Robotics Engineering

WPI’s online graduate certificates in Robotics require a combination of core and elective courses, which provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, and mechanical engineering underlying robotic systems as well as other areas of interest to you.

Program Requirements

Core (3 credits):

Depth (9 credits):

OR 9 credits of thematically related Robotics graduate level course work, with RBE Graduate Program Committee Approval

Electives (3 credits):
With your advisor, choose electives to customize your certificate, based on your own career and educational goals.​

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
Program Requirements

The rapidly emerging field of autonomous vehicles encompasses a broad array of driverless and pilotless transportation systems in many domains, including road, rail, aerial, surface vessels and submersibles. The demand for expertise in this field had encouraged many individuals who already possess undergraduate engineering and science degrees to obtain new knowledge and insights on this exciting new field in autonomous technologies and systems.


  • RBE 500. Foundations of Robotics
  • RBE 550. Motion Planning
  • RBE 595 ST. Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicles
  • RBE 595 ST. Sensor Fusion and Perception for Autonomous Vehicles
  • ECE 579 ST. Embedded Systems Design (or an approved course from Math, Science, or Engineering)

View the current online course schedule on the MS program page

View academic term start dates for online courses.

Admission Qualifications for the Online Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate​s

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering from an accredited university

  • Students with other backgrounds will be considered based on their interest, formal education, and work experience.

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page.

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