According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for robotics engineers is on the rise, with job growth now through 2018 in the range of 7 to 13 percent, and an estimated 50,000-plus job openings in that same time period.
In response, the Whiting School of Engineering now offers a Master of Science in Engineering in Robotics (MSE Robotics) degree program.
Anchored in the school’s Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), considered one of the nation’s top robotics research labs, the new, deeply multidisciplinary degree program is designed for highly qualified students from a variety of engineering, scientific, and mathematical backgrounds.
By bringing together researchers from across the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the School of Medicine, the Whiting School offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that allows students to specialize in one or more of the following tracks: Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgical Systems; Perception and Cognitive Systems; and Automation Science and Engineering.
Students also have flexibility within those tracks to customize their programs according to individual interests and career goals.