The mechanical engineering technology BS – robotics and automation option allows for specialized study in all engineering aspects of industrial and collaborative robotics (cobots) along with automation/controls.
Overview for Robotics and Automation Option - Mechanical Engineering Technology BS
Why Pursue Robotics and Automation at RIT?
Choice of Dynamic Courses: Advanced course work and elective courses focus on programming, control, sensors-vision systems, or machine learning/artificial in and automation.
Industry Work Experience: Four required blocks of cooperative education mean hands-on, full-time, paid work experience in industry.
Jobs at Industry Leading Companies: Students have secured co-ops and jobs at Amazon Robotics, Apple, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, SpaceX, Tesla, Toyota, and more.
Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering Technology BS – Robotics and Automation Option
RIT’s mechanical engineering technology BS – robotics and automation option allows for specialized study in all engineering aspects of industrial and collaborative robotics (cobots) along with automation/controls. This option is part of the mechanical engineering technology BS degree.
The robotics and automation option focuses on the primary areas of:
Human machine interface (HMI)
Robot and machine mobility or locomotion
Manipulators and end effectors
Sensing and perception
The mechanical engineering technology BS – robotics and automation option begins with a course sequence that starts in the third year of the mechanical engineering technology major. This ensures that you have developed the foundational engineering skills needed for specialization in more advanced course work that focuses on the principles and dynamics of robotics and automation. Courses in robotics and automation include:
Automation Control Systems
Robots and Automation
Advanced Automation Systems and Control
Robotics: Sensors and Vision, and Electronics Manufacturing
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