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Robotics and Automation Program

Certificate Program

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Kitts

This certificate program provides a graduate level introduction to the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to excel in the growing, interdisciplinary fields of robotics, autonomous systems, intelligent machines, and smart products. The program is offered to students with an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering or related area. Students should also have an academic background or demonstrate proficiency in computer programming, basic electrical circuit design, basic mechanical design, and system dynamics. The curriculum consists of 16 units: three required courses (7 units) and 9 units of elective courses listed below:

Required Courses (7 units)

  • Mech/Elen 207 Advanced Mechatronics I (3 units)
  • Mech/Elen 337 Robotics I (2 units)
  • Mech/Elen 338 Robotics II (2 units)

Elective Courses (9 units)

  • BIOE 277 Biosensors (2 units)
  • COEN 240 Machine Learning (4 units)
  • COEN 266 Artificial Intelligence (4 units)
  • COEN 344 / ELEN 644 Computer Vision I (2 units)
  • COEN 345 / ELEN 645 Computer Vision II (2 units)
  • ELEN 331(L) Autonomous Driving Systems (2 units w/optional 1 unit Lab)
  • ELEN 520(L) Intro to Machine Learning (2 units w/optional 1 unit Lab)
  • MECH 208 / Elen 461 Adv Mechatronics II (3 units)
  • MECH 323 Modern Control Systems I (2 units)
  • MECH 324 Modern Control Systems II (2 units)
  • Up to 2 units of experiential research and design work:
    • MECH 290 Graduate Research Project (1-2 units)
  • Up to 4 units of mathematics selected from the following courses:
    • AMTH 245 Linear Algebra I (2 units)
    • AMTH 246 Linear Algebra II (2 units)
    • AMTH 247 Linear Algebra I & II (4 units)
    • AMTH 210 Probability I (2 units)
    • AMTH 211 Probability II (2 units)
    • AMTH 212 Probability I & II (4 units)
  • Up to 2 units of coursework relating to business, societal and/or ethical issues:
    • COEN 288 Software Ethics (2 units)
    • ENGR 342 3D Print Technology and Society (2 units)
    • ENGR 344 Artificial Intelligence and Ethics (2 units)
    • EMGT 292 Managing Capital Assets in the Smart Machine Era (2 units)

Substitutions for these courses are possible with the approval of the certificate advisor.

Admission Requirements

Contact Us

Program Director: Christopher Kitts

Administrative Assistant: Vacant

Mechanical Engineering
小黄鸭视频
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Discovery and Innovation, Bldg. 402

408-554-4937