- Master of Science (M.S.) in Robotics
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Robotics
M.S. in Robotics
The Robotics Master’s (M.S.) Degree program requires completion of 30 credits of letter-graded coursework including 3 to 6 credits of directed study.
The Michigan Robotics graduate program consists of three main technical areas, which converge as students produce functioning robots:
- Sensing of the environment, external agents, and internal body information to determine state information
- Reasoning with that information to make decisions for guidance, control, and localization
- Acting upon the body and environment to produce motion or other outputs that enable the robot to locomote or interact with the environment
MS students must take courses from all three of these areas as part of their degree program with the goal of assisting them to become well-rounded and technically proficient roboticists.
For more details on the MS degree requirements, please see our Grad Program Manual, located on our Current Student Resources page.
Ph.D. in Robotics
The Robotics Ph.D. Degree program requires completion of at least 36 credits of letter-graded coursework, with courses drawn from across the areas of Sensing, Reasoning, and Acting. All Ph.D. students are admitted into a specific research lab led by a Robotics faculty member, under whom they will conduct their Ph.D. studies and research.
Ph.D. students complete several common milestones throughout their degree, including:
- Research and coursework
- Comprehensive Qualifying Examination (CQE Exam)
- Advancement to candidacy
- Dissertation proposal examination
- Thesis dissertation (written) and defense (oral)
For more details on the Ph.D. degree requirements, please see our Grad Program Manual, located on our Current Student Resources page.