Robotics Engineering students are building robots from day one. The interdisciplinary nature of Robotics Engineering means that students are exposed to Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Ongoing robotics research keeps WPI at the forefront of robotics engineering advances and breakthroughs. Research focus areas include human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, medical robotics, and kinematics and control systems.    

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor’s: $73,276
  • Master’s: $82,125
  • PhD: N/A

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Companies that have Hired WPI Robotics Engineers

  • Amazon Robotics
  • Apple
  • Bose Corporation
  • Google
  • Silicon Labs
  • Tesla Motors

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Sample Job Titles

  • Applications Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Automation Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

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Sample Graduate Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Drexel University
  • ETH Zurich
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Visit What Can I do with This Major for more associations and clubs.

Sample MQP titles

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
  • DEPUSH HexCrawler
  • PARbot: Personal Assistive Robot
  • Rehabilitative Robotic Glove

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

Popular Industries for Robotics Engineers

  • Architectural Engineering and Related Services
  • Government (Federal and State)
  • Manufacturing
  • Navigation Measuring Electromedical and Control Instruments Manufacturing
  • Scientific Research and Development Services

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