Robotics Minor

Truly interdisciplinary, robotics combines computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and many other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-related disciplines. UMass Lowell’s Robotics minor allows students majoring in engineering, computer science, or another science to get the education they need to work in this exciting, ever-evolving field. (Students from other colleges can take the Robotics minor, but will have to take additional courses to satisfy prerequisites.)

To enroll in the minor, fill out a Declaration of Major/Minor/Second Major or Change of Major form and bring it to your department chair or to one of the Robotics minor coordinators (Fred Martin and Holly Yanco in Computer Science; Ioannis Raptis in Mechanical Engineering).

The minor in Robotics consists of 24 credits. Courses that are part of the minor, including its elective, may also be counted towards your major.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • COMP.1010/EECE.2160 Computing I / Application Programming1
  • COMP.4500 Mobile Robotics I
  • EECE.2650 Logic Design
  • EECE.3170/COMP.2030 Microprocessor Design I / Assembly Language Programming
  • ENGN.2050 Statics
  • ENGN.2070/MTEC.2220 Dynamics
  • MECH.5790/EECE.5560 Robotics

1COMP.1010 Computing I - for CS majors; EECE.2160 Application Programming - for ECE majors; other majors can take either course to satisfy the programming requirement.

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose one from the following:

  • COMP.4200 Artificial Intelligence
  • COMP.4510 Mobile Robotics II
  • EECE.4800/5520 Microprocessor Systems II & Embedded Systems
  • MECH.4530 Mechatronics
  • MECH.5300 Autonomous Robot Systems
  • Department-specific Capstone or Senior Project course with approval of a member of the Robotics Minor Committee
  • Other course with prior approval of Robotics Minor Committee

Notes:

  • COMP.4500, MECH.5970, and many of the elective courses for the minor are not offered every semester. Please contact one of the Robotics minor coordinators to help plan your minor.
  • For Computer Science majors in the Robotics minor: You are required to take Physics I & Lab to satisfy four of the twelve required Natural Science Elective units. We also urge CS majors to take Physics II & Lab for another four Natural Science units. 

For additional information, contact Robotics program coordinator.