Robotics Engineering

With recent advances in computer hardware and software, as well as 3D printing, the field of robotics is entering a new phase where robots are smaller, faster, cheaper, and smarter. These next generation robots will have applications in a wide variety of fields, including manufacturing, medicine, education, entertainment, military applications, etc.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Robotics Engineering program requires a total of 125 credit hours. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of important concepts in Robotics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as an ability to apply these concepts to design robots and robotic systems for diverse applications.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Robotics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates who receive the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Robotics Engineering from the University of Michigan-Dearborn are expected to achieve within a few years of graduation the high professional, ethical, and societal goals demonstrated by accomplishing one or more of the objectives described below.

  • Achieve professional growth in an engineering position in regional and national industries. Growth can be evidenced by promotions and appointment in the workplace (management positions, technical specialization), entrepreneurial activities, and consulting activities. 
  • Success in advanced engineering studies evidenced by enrollment in graduate courses, completion of graduate degree programs, presentations and publications at professional events, and awards or licenses associated with advanced studies. 
  • Realization of impactful achievements in societal roles demonstrated by attainment of community leadership roles, mentoring activities, civic outreach service, and active roles in professional societies.

Student Outcomes

To achieve the educational objectives, the graduates of the program will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Dearborn Discovery Core

Please see the Dearborn Discovery Core (General Education) webpage or additional information.

Foundational Studies

Writing and Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper-Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits

Capstone

Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Major Requirements

In addition to completion of the Dearborn Discovery Core, the following courses are required to earn a BSE degree in Robotics Engineering from UM-Dearborn. 

Prerequisite Courses
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design 3
COMP 270Tech Writing for Engineers (Also fulfills 3 credits of DDC Written and Oral Communication)3
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics (ECON 201 or 202 also fulfill 3 credits of DDC Social and Behavioral Analysis)3
or ECON 202 Prin: Microeconomics
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 215Calculus III4
MATH 228Diff Eqns with Linear Algebra4
IMSE 317Eng Probability and Statistics3
CHEM 134/144General Chemistry IA4
PHYS 150General Physics I4
PHYS 151General Physics II4
ECE 276Discrete Math in Computer Engr4
or MATH 276 Discrete Math Meth Comptr Engr
ECE 273Digital Systems4
ECE 270Computer Methods in ECE I4
ECE 210Circuits4
Robotics Engineering Major Core
ECE 311Electronic Circuits I4
ECE 3731Microproc and Embedded Sys4
ECE 347Applied Dynamics4
ECE 3641Robotic Manipulation4
ECE 3171Analog & Discrete Sig & Sys4
ECE 370Adv Soft Techn in Comp Engr4
IMSE 381Industrial Robots4
ECE 460Automatic Control Systems4
or ME 442 Control Systems Analysis and Design
ECE 4641Mobile Robots4
ENT 400Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav3
ECE 4987Robotics Engineering Design I2
ECE 4988Robotics Engineering Design II2
Professional and Approved Electives11
Professional Electives - select 6-8 credits from the following list:6-8
Intro to Artificial Intel
Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Machine Learning
Comp Networks/Data Comm
Embedded System Design
Intro to Dig Signal Processing
Introduction to Robot Vision
Sys Desgn and Microcontrollers
Directed Studies
Robotics Systems Simulation
Design and Analysis of Machine Elements
Prin & Appl of Mechatronic Sys
Exper Honors Directed Research
Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn
Approved Electives - select additional 4-6 credits to total a minimum of 11 credits in Professional and Approved Electives:4-6
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Intro to Comp Architecture
Elec Materials and Devices
Electronic Systems Design
Power Electronics
Cloud Computing
Intr to Multimedia Technolgies
Introduction to Machine Learning
Intro to Mobil/Smrt Dev & Tech
Electric Machines and Drives
Web Engr: Prin & Tech
Renewable Elec Pwr Sys
Analog and Digital Comm Sys
Comp Hardware Org/Design
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Experiential Honors Prof. Prac
Exper Honors Directed Research
Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn
Intro to Operations Research
Eng Economy and Dec Anlys
Information Systems Design
Thermodynamics
Design Stress Analyses
Applied Mechanics

Learning Goals

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.