The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Robotics and Automation is our professional graduate program that consists of high-level, fast-paced coursework and significant engagement with industry-driven engineering projects. It prepares our graduates for a professional career path, or further graduate studies at UA or elsewhere.
In comparison to the Master of Science, this professional degree emphasizes skills and practical analysis over the former’s theory and research. Students interested in Master of Engineering in Robotics and Automation will have an opportunity to focus their study on autonomous systems, vehicles, or internet-of-things (IoT) devices. In addition to courses in control systems design and automation technology, the program provides essential training in engineering and business management (ENGR/SIE 514 and ENGR/SIE 514 ), which is not a requirement of the Master of Science degree.
The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.
As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.
In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.
An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.
College of Engineering
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
(1) Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.00
(2) 2 letters of recommendation
(3) Statement of purpose
(4) International applicants: minimum TOEFL internet based score of 79
Minimum TOEFL: minimum TOEFL internet based score of 79
Minimum IELTS: 7
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Sub-plan Core (12 units)
1. AME 500 A Advanced Engineering Analysis (3 SCH)
2. ENGR/SIE 514 Law for Engineers/Scientists (3 SCH) or ENGR/SIE 567 (3 SCH) Financial Modeling for Innovation (3 SCH) or SIE/MNE 503 Technical Leadership for Engineers (3SCH)
3. AME 587 Design of Mechatronic Systems (3 SCH)
4. AME 558 Introduction to Advanced Control Theory (3 SCH)
Sub-plan Required Students must take the following 4 courses (12 units)
1. AME 551 Introductory Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Path Planning (3 SCH)
2. AME Programming of Real-Time Mechatronic Systems (3 SCH)
3. AME 556 Non-Linear and Optimal Control (3 SCH)
4. AME 555 Introduction to System Identification Methods (3 SCH)
Select two courses at minimum to meet 6 unit elective requirement
1. AME 596 AME Special Topics (Machine Learning) (3 SCH)
2. AME 562 Composite Materials (3 SCH)
3. ECE 554 Electronics Packaging Principles (3 SCH)
4. AME 550 Advanced Dynamics (3 SCH)
5. AME 909 Master's Report (up to 6 SCH)
6. SIE 555 Sensor System Engineering (3 SCH)
No additional requirements.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.