BSc in Robotics Engineering


Program Description

Through the Robotics Engineering program at the University of Hartford, you can gain skills in the growing field of robotics and make an impact on the future.


About the Major

This program will prepare you to fulfill the growing and expected demands for entry-level careers in robotics. Dive into a hands-on experience around robotics principals, designs, and operation. Students in this program will especially benefit from the laboratories in CETA, including two new robotics labs. 

Robotics is the discipline that combines computer, electrical, mechanical, sensing, and computer science in real-time. It plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, and we can see its applications in automation, manufacturing, the defense industry, commerce—like Amazon—and the healthcare industry to mention a few.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Since this program covers various aspects of engineering, students in this program will receive more of a well-rounded educational experience. Learn more about various topics as follows (but not limited to):

Electrical Engineering

Circuit Design, Digital Devices, Micro-controller, Signal Processing, Control Systems, Communication

Mechanical Engineering

2D/3D Modeling, Manufacturing, Kinematics/Statics, Dynamics, Mechatronics

Computer Science

Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision

Degree Requirements

Core Classes

  • ROBO 201 | Introduction to Robotics
  • ROBO 301 | Robotics and Automation
  • M 366 | Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • ECE 382 | Sensors, Transducers, and Data Acquisition
  • ROBO 402 | Robotic Systems and Programming


Students in the robotics engineering program are encouraged to take technical electives, as well as UIS - University Interdisciplinary Studies electives.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work for many robotics companies around the world. Have an opportunity to work with industrial robot companies like ABB, KUKA, or Fanuc; automobile companies like BMW, Toyota, or Hyundai; global aerospace, defense, and security companies like Lockheed Martin, or Raytheon; or factory automation or advanced manufacturing companies like Epson, Denso, or Wittmann Battenfeld Group.

With the interdisciplinary knowledge learned in the program, students are also well-prepared for graduate school. Students can also pursue Robotics Research Institutes at companies like Toyota Research Institute, Bosch, Disney Research, NASA, DARPA and more.

CETA Robotics Club

Faculty Co-Advisors: Kiwon Sohn and Akin Tatoglu

UHART Robotics Club works on various ongoing projects in the field of robotics, artificial intelligence and real-time control systems (such as humanoids, mobile robots, industrial robots, service robots, and drones). Members of this organization also participate in the following research groups:

  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics Research Group, led by Akin Tatoglu
  • Assistive Robot Team, led by Kiwon Sohn

Every year, more than 50 students from multiple majors (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science) work in the team. They range from first-year to graduate students.

Last updated Mar 2020

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