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Robotics and Automation Program

Robotics and Automation Program

Robotics and Automation

Decabot robots built in RSL

The School of Engineering offers a master's degree and certificate program in Robotics and Automation. Both programs are now accepting applications!

Robotics and the automation sciences relating to intelligent machines and smart systems is a burgeoning field that is fueling the economy, driving employment in Silicon Valley and beyond, and transforming the nature of work in a wide range of applications. We offer a multi-disciplinary master’s degree in Robotics and Automation, which balances deep technical expertise with practical application-oriented experience and with insight into the societal impacts, ethical challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities relevant to this field. A technical core ensures competence in the areas of design, controls and perception. Elective-based focus areas within the degree provide opportunities for students to build knowledge and expertise in application areas such as industrial internet-of-things and manufacturing, field robotics, etc. Furthermore, partnerships with local companies and agencies provide highly applicable project experiences, ensure a relevant curriculum, and contribute to a strong student recruitment pipeline. Finally, a novel co-curricular option certifies student competencies in modern skills and tools relevant to the robotics and automation industry.

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Program Director: Christopher Kitts

Mechanical Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Discovery and Innovation, Bldg. 402