Robotics Engineering is a STEM-centered program that incorporates robotics into the field of engineering through the integrated study of mechanical engineering and electronics. Robots have been integrated into a wide variety of industries, especially for the mechanization of repetitive jobs, and specialized tasks that require a level of precision that only a machine can provide. Robots can be found in all types of industries - manufacturing, insurance, electric and gas utilities, oil refineries, health care, construction, food processing, chemical industry, criminal justice, military, homeland security, just to name a few. Students who successfully complete this program will earn an associate's degree, and will qualify for either placement into the robotics field or transfer to complete their four-year degree.
- Curriculum Summary
- Program Objectives
Course Code Course Name Credits ENG108 English Composition 3.00 ROE101 Introduction to Robotics 3.00 BME103 Principles of Electronics 3.00 BME105 AC-DC Electronics 3.00 ENG215 Analytical Writing 3.00 MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3.00 BME207 Electronic Principles of Robotics 3.00 CCT182 Introduction to PLCs 3.00 ROE115 Sensing and Sensors 3.00 MTH225 Calculus I 4.00 ROE125 Manipulation, Estimation and Control 3.00 ROE120 Mechanics of Manipulation 3.00 EGR198 CAD I 3.00 COM108 Communications and Social Interaction 3.00 MET277 Fluid Mechanics 3.00 HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age 3.00 MET156 Introduction to Metrology 3.00 ROE129 Robotic Infrastructure Inspections 3.00 POOL8420 Humanities/Social Science Elective 3.00 NTE101 Introduction to Nanotechnology 3.00 ROE201 Robotic Design Capstone Project 4.00
Upon successful completion of the Robotics Engineering program, graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate basic analog and digital electronic principles to analyze and design automation circuits.
- Create computer-aided drawings (CAD) of transistor, 555 timer ICs and/or linear circuits used for interfacing sensors and actuators to control systems.
- Select, analyze, and design mechanical components in an automation system.
- Specify, install, and troubleshoot electronic Input/Output components in a system.
- Identify, install, test, and document pneumatic and/or hydraulic components in a system.
- Design, document, and program a complete PLC-based factory floor automated system.
- Employ proper safety rules when working with tools and electrical test equipment.
- Design and assemble a system, component, or process that meets the constraints dictated by external factors as well as health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability features.
- Identify, formulate, solve, and/or troubleshoot robotics-engineering problems.
- Recognize and apply the tenets of professional ethical responsibility.