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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 graduate certificates in Robotics Engineering and Robotics Management 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.

This degree is also offered on campus
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Webinar: Robotics Engineering Info Session

View our on-demand webinar to be introduced to our Robotics Engineering online graduate program. Get an overview of program logistics, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!


Curriculum for the Online Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate

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. Our Robotics Management certificate also offers the chance to advance in leadership and other business-related areas to complement your technical skills.


Required core courses (9 credits):

*Requires RBE 500.

Electives (6 credits):

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

Required core courses (15 credits):

  • RBE 500. Foundations of Robotics
  • RBE 501. Robot Dynamics*
  • SYS 501. Concepts of Systems Engineering
  • Business School courses (with advisor approval) – 6 credits

*Requires RBE 500.

Elective (3 credits)

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

With your advisor, choose electives to customize your certificate, based on your own career and educational goals.

View the current online course schedule on the MS program page

View academic term start dates for online courses.

Admission Guidelines for the Online Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate​

  • 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.

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