Certificate in Automation and Robotics

The College of Engineering offers a certificate in Automation and Robotics. Electrical and Industrial and Systems Engineering students can complete this certificate using their elective courses. Please contact Dr. Liu about incorporated Industrial Automation and Robotics into your studies.

Automation and Robotics is rapidly transforming manufacturing, warehousing, construction, healthcare, and service industries. Low-cost sensors, motors, design tools, and controllers have increased the areas where automated systems can be effectively deployed. This certificate teaches students the fundamentals of automation and robotics. Topics include automation principles and strategies, control theory, automated manufacturing systems, industrial robotics, programmable logic controller, automated assembly systems, material handling and storage, automatic identification techniques, shop floor control, and future automated factory. The department recommends this certificate for all students whose primarily interests is manufacturing.

The certificate has two required courses (INEN 4396 - Automated System Engineering and ELEN 4336 - Instrumentation and Automation) and two electives. The Industrial Engineering department recommends INEN 4345 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing, CHEN 4331 - Process control I, ELEN 2320 - Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Control, approved upper-division courses, or graduate courses related to automation, computer programming, and robotics as electives. For additional information about alterative courses, see catalog page.

The department also recommends doing a senior design project in robotics and automation for students interested in this topic.

Robot 2019 Senior Design