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 is an 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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Robotics Engineering Info Session

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


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Online Graduate Certificates in Robotics Engineering

Program Requirements

Core (3 credits)

  • RBE 500.Foundations of Robotics

Depth (9 credits)

Courses listed below OR 9 credits of thematically-related RBE graduate-level coursework with RBE Graduate Program Committee approval.

  • RBE 501.Robot Dynamics
  • RBE 502.Robot Control
  • SYS 501.Concepts of Systems Engineering

Elective (3 credits)

Elective graduate coursework in Math, Science or Engineering with advisor approval.


All Robotics Engineering graduate courses are three credits, unless otherwise noted below.

RBE 500 Foundations of Robotics
RBE 501 Robot Dynamics
RBE 502 Robot Control
RBE 521 Legged Robotics
RBE 549 Computer Vision
RBE 550 Motion Planning
RBE 577 Machine Learning in Robotics
RBE 580 Biomedical Robotics – 2 credits
RBE 594 Capstone Project Experience in RBE
RBE 595 Reinforcement Learning
RBE 595 Advanced Robot Navigation
RBE 595 Fundamentals of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicle Applications


To find the next offering of online Robotics Engineering courses, visit the Registrar’s site.

To view a course description, visit the Graduate Catalog

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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