The Master of Science in Robotics at Northeastern looks at this fundamentally interdisciplinary field from three connected angles: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
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Through a technically challenging curriculum, hands-on learning, and industry co-op placements, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the algorithms, sensors, control systems, and mechanisms used in robotics to help you stand out in the field and make a transformative impact on society.
The Boston area is a hub for robotics research and industry—including Amazon Robotics, Teradyne, and Bluefin Robotics. Northeastern is proud to play a large role in educating tomorrow's leaders in this emerging area.
Cooperative education at Northeastern is another vital real-world learning opportunity for robotics students. You’ll spend your placement working in innovative industries ranging from technology to energy to automotives here in Boston and across the country. With cooperative education at the core of Northeastern, and more than 100 years of industry and research partnerships, you'll have a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience around the globe.
Students in the MS in Robotics program have three concentrations from which to choose, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
Note: Students in each concentration are subject to the policies and processes of the concentration’s respective department/college.
Can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership Certificate
Students may choose to complete the MS thesis option or course-only option
Course-only degree offers part-time study for working professionals
The ability to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. The cooperative education program, also known as “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a co-op program for graduate students. Through this program, students gain professional industry experience in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum while employed from four to eight months in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
In 2019, the Graduate School of Engineering placed nearly 1000 students in co-op positions. We have a team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resumé building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 275,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
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