There has never been a better time to enter the exciting field of robotics. 

With the rebirth of the automotive industry, rapid advancements in technology, and the opening of new markets around the globe, the demand for robots, co-robots, and highly skilled robotics engineers is on the rise – and expected to grow well into the 21st century.

For more information contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific questions about the Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering, call 248.204.2579.

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Lawrence Tech’s undergraduate program is the first one of its kind in the state and the second in the nation. It is a truly unique and interdisciplinary degree, offering a progressive curriculum that blends mechanical and electrical engineering, robotics, and computer science.

You’ll have access to a dedicated robotics lab fitted with a test area, build benches, and robotics kits. You’ll also receive a high-end laptop computer, equipped with the latest industry standard software, allowing you to work whenever – and wherever – the moment strikes.

Whether in or out of the classroom, you will be afforded a myriad of opportunities to gain practical, real-world experiences. In addition to your required projects, you will be encouraged to participate in competitions that put Lawrence Tech teams on a global stage, up against some of the best robotics developers in the world. These challenging opportunities include:

  • Robofest VCC (Vision Centric Challenge): A competition presented by Lawrence Tech that promotes research on computer vision and autonomous mobile robots. (www.robofest.net)
  • Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC): This hands-on design experience is at the very leading edge of engineering education. Multidisciplinary and theory-based, IGVC is an autonomous robot vehicle competition that encompasses the latest technologies impacting industrial development. (www.igvc.org)

As a BS in Robotics Engineering student, you’ll also have the opportunity to mentor robotics teams from local middle and high schools. On-campus research and development jobs in robotics labs may also be available to highly qualified robotics engineering students, allowing you to gain even more professional experience and putting you one step closer to a rewarding career in robotics engineering.

“I really enjoy the curriculum. It’s a great balance between having fun and being challenged to succeed” Ryan Moreno - Student


“I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned and immediately apply it at my intern position.”
Brandon Simoncic - Student

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Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering Flowchart 2017–18  PDF 

Your 136 credit hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
EGE 1001 Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2 4
EME 1011 Foundations of Mechanical Engr. 1
EME 2012 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 2
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2013 Statics 3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
ERE 2024 Unified Robotics 1 4
MCS 2523 Discrete Mathematics 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
EME 3043 Dynamics 3
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 2214 Digital Electronics and Lab 4
EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics 3
EME 3013 Mechanics of Materials 3
ERE 3114 System Modeling and Control 4
ERE 3014 Unified Robotics II 4
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3011 Intro. to Engineering Projects 1
EEE 3233 Microprocessors 3
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
ERE 3024 Unified Robotics III 4
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar 0
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2534 Data Structures 4
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4252 Senior Project Fundamentals 2
EEE 4243 Embedded Systems 3
ERE 4113 Discrete Control 3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
ERE 4014 Unified Robotics IV 4
EME 4613 Intro to Thermal Systems 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4253 Senior Capstone Project  3
EME/EEE/MCS 4XX3/5XX3* Technical Elective* 3
EME/EEE/MCS 4XX3/5XX3* Technical Elective* 3
EME/EEE/MCS 4XX3/5XX3* Technical Elective* 3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

*A list of approved elective courses is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
*All students can select 4XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or ERE for their electives. Only those students maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA may select 5XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or ERE for their electives. 

Robotics Engineering Advisor
All students should have an advisor-approved Plan of Work. Students should contact Giscard Kfoury, gkfoury@ltu.edu, 248.204.2579, room E28B, for advising.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Robotics Engineering program are as follows:

  1. Graduates will lead teams to proficiently address multidisciplinary technical problems in a global work environment.
  2. Graduates will use ethical judgment, critical thinking, business acumen, and effective communication skills in a team setting to create and implement innovative engineering solutions that meet customer needs.
  3. Graduates will engage in lifelong learning and contribute to the engineering profession in order to address contemporary engineering and societal challenges.

Enrollment and Graduation Data for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

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Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Robotics Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design a robotic system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues; and 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Co-operative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", available to engineering students at LTU, provides academic credit for structured job experience.

At LTU, Co-Op is a choice where options exist for alternating full time work / school patterns (by semester) or part time parallel work and school. Also, many students pursue less structured job experiences; such as part time work or summer employment. Cooperative education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make the school-to-work transition. Cooperative learning involves a partnership between Lawrence Tech and the employer. Both before and after graduation, our robotics engineering students are employed at a wide range of
companies.

Some examples are:
Comau (Industrial Robots)
DCS Corp (Defense Contractor)
DTE Energy (Public Utility)
Electro-Matic Products (Industrial Automation)
Ford Motor (Autonomous Vehicles and Manufacturing)
General Motors (Autonomous Vehicles)
Inovatech (Industrial Automation)
Link Engineering (Test Equipment)

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The 1300 square foot Robotics Engineering Lab will be your “hands on” resource from your first year until the day you graduate. With electronic equipment, basic components, work space, space to test autonomous platforms, light fabrication facilities, 3-D printing, and a Laboratory Instructor with many years of experience in industry, the Robotics Engineering Lab has what you need to succeed with everything from Freshman class projects to your Senior Capstone Project.


What will you typically do in the lab as part of your B.S. Robotics Engineering degree?
Wiring and Soldering
Programming (mostly C++, C#)
Wire and program a line following robot  (Freshman)
Fabricate a circuit such as a micro-controller board or H bridge (Sophomore)
Program and demonstrate a vision based autonomous platform (Sophomore)
Design fabricate / program/ demonstrate a small robotic arm (Junior)
Operate industrial robotic arms (Junior)
Conceive of and prototype a robotic consumer product (Senior)
Design and fabricate a robot for your Senior Capstone Project
(e.g.
Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, Service  Robot, Industrial Project)
Competitions and Robotics Engineering Students Society activities.


Equipment:

  • Power supplies
  • Signal generators
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Meters
  • 3D printer
  • Band saw
  • Belt sander
  • Small Lathe
  • CNC vertical mill
  • Other machine tools are in the Engineering Fabrication Lab

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Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Robotics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Learn more about ABET accredited programs in the College of Engineering