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Robotics and Automation Program

Online Certificate in Robotics and Automation

Program Snapshot

Program Name Online Certificate in Robotics and Automation
Course Modality Online
Total Units 16 Units
Cost Per Unit $1,206/Unit (2024-2025 academic year)
Program Length 1 - 1.5 academic years, part-time
Admission Requirements
Bachelor's in Engineering or related field
Starting Quarters
Fall, Winter, or Spring
Associated Programs
Can be applied to a M.S. in Robotics and Automation
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Application Logistics
  • Fall deadline: September 5, 2024




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Discover the Santa Clara Difference:

Santa Clara University's Online Certificate in Robotics and Automation brings Silicon Valley greatness onto your screen, regardless of your location. Explore all of the ways #LifeAtSCU can accelerate your future:

✓ Stand out to employers with an accredited certification

✓ Pivot your career within the robotics field

✓ Elevate your skillset on your time

✓ Learn more about current industry best practices

✓ Connect with Silicon Valley major employers

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Real-world, hands-on opportunities

Online students have the opportunity to visit SCU’s Robotic Systems Laboratory. The lab was designed to allow students and faculty to create, develop, and control teleoperated and autonomous robotic systems. Explore the ocean, operate in space, monitor the environment, enable precision manufacturing and perform agricultural tasks—all while collaborating with your peers and faculty.

Online Flexibility, On-Campus Benefits

Santa Clara University considers personal connection to be of the utmost importance. With an SCU Online degree you'll have unlimited access to on-campus facilities and Silicon Valley networking events. Additionally, our faculty and staff will work with you to provide 24/7 student support, flexible class schedules, and access to our top-ranked career center.

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Silicon Valley Networking

Faculty Mentorship

Flexible Class Schedules

Top-Ranked Career Center

Connections to Local Companies

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"I chose Santa Clara University because the program offered extensive hands-on experience and skill development in robotics, significantly enhancing my expertise in the field. Furthermore, the university’s strategic location in Silicon Valley provided unparalleled access to major tech companies, and future career opportunities. Through engaging in diverse projects, I built a portfolio that captured the interest of employers, namely Tesla, where I am currently working as Equipment Automation Engineer. Thanks to SCU, my career path will continue to be a blend of mechanical engineering and robotics, guided by a continuous pursuit of knowledge and innovation in automation." 

Michael Aboh
Robotics '23

Top Companies Our Engineering Graduates Work For

Our robotics engineers are making an impact in Silicon Valley and beyond.





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