College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

BS in Robotics Engineering

The new robotics program at UHart offers students the ability to gain skills in the growing field of robotics and make an impact on the future.

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About the Major

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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

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

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.

students working on robot

Our robotics program is designed to prepare you for career success.

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.

Stephen DeRosa

BSME/Robotics, 2019

DeRosa moved to Houston, TX shortly after graduation to work at the Johnson Space Center on future robotic systems to be used in space exploration. Stephen credits the University’s Robotics Club for being home to some of his most valuable experiences at UHart.

The club provided me and many other students an opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects that we otherwise would not have had the opportunity to work on. It's helped me not only learn skills outside of my major but what skills I will need to learn to have a successful career in robotics.

Additional Opportunities

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:

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.

Dedicated to learning, personal growth, knowledge creation, and the betterment of society, the University engages students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. Learn more and apply.

Our mechanical engineering program encompasses various areas within the field through its six concentrations. You have the option to pursue your BS in mechanical engineering with a robotics concentration.

As the demand for “smart” factories and automation is increasing, so does the need for robots. With our robotics concentration, you will be in an intellectually stimulating and project-based environment, learning to program and operate robots and autonomous vehicles. Emphasis is placed on helping you understand the design of robots, modeling their dynamic control systems, and interfacing sub-systems with sensors, actuators, and controllers. Learn more.


The robotics engineering curriculum is designed to meet all requirements for accreditation by ABET. The University of Hartford expects to apply for this accreditation following the graduation of the first student from the program.


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