WPI’s master's in the robotics engineering department is a leading, first-of-its-kind graduate degree in the nation and an internationally lauded academic program. And for all the serious research that goes on here, we encourage imaginative and creative work with robots. On a campus located in the heart of New England’s robotics industry, you’ll work on innovative robotics projects from the get-go alongside influential and renowned faculty in our state-of-the-art labs. That's part of what makes our master's degree in robotics engineering so different.
The open and collaborative atmosphere allows idea sharing with fellow researchers, students, and faculty and fosters a community that’s involved and passionate as they work on breakthrough discoveries in medical and assistive robots, robot motion planning, human-robot interaction, and more.
With some of the most widely respected faculty in the nation and advanced robotics courses, graduate students turn theory into practice as they make robots, create software to operate them, understand how robots communicate, and study the ethical implications of using robots in a human world.
The foundation of robotics course work is supplemented by forward-thinking engineering course options in project management or entrepreneurship and innovation. You’ll have the freedom to design your own capstone work or thesis in whatever area interests you the most, and you’ll work closely with faculty to make sure it advances your study.
Master's in Robotics Research
Robotics research at WPI is ongoing and limitless. With engaged and accessible faculty and diverse research projects and teams, the master's in robotics engineering offers varied opportunities to explore your specialty and make industry connections.
While working towards an MS in robotics engineering, you’ll work alongside faculty and peers on leading-edge research and discover all the potential that robotics holds. Whether you want to explore robotic manipulation, voice recognition, biomechanics and robots, wearable robots, or robotic musical instruments, you’ll find your research niche here.
Several on-campus, high-tech robotics labs allow robotics master's students the space and equipment needed for research, experiments, and discovery. Whether it’s in the Autonomous Robotics Collaboration (ARC) Lab or the Humanoid Robotics Lab, there’s a place for MS in robotics students to create and experiment.
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Ready to Pursue a Master's Degree in Robotics?
If you’re ready to work on breakthrough discoveries and turn theory into practice as you construct robots, a master’s in robotics engineering is the degree for you. In our robotics master’s program, you will be surrounded by like-minded forward-thinking individuals who also have a passion for using robots in the human world. Browse our application requirements and submit an application today!
Maybe you’re ready to earn a doctorate degree? Elevate your career in robotics engineering with our robotics engineering PhD program. WPI offers one of the few robotics engineering PhD programs worldwide.
Pursue a Master’s Degree in Robotics Online
Did you know that WPI is one of the first in the nation to offer robotics engineering online? With our master’s in robotics engineering online, courses are delivered live through virtual sessions enabling you to study on your time.
Gain a Solid Foundation with a Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate
Looking to gain an understanding of robotics engineering as you progress to earning your master of science? Our Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate provides students a solid foundation of robotic systems, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, and electrical and computer engineering in 15 course credits. Check out the required courses to fulfill the robotics engineering graduate certificate here.