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Program Overview

Welcome to the University of California's first Master's of Science in Robotics degree program! Given the interdisciplinary nature of and varied applications for robotics, the program is offered through a joint collaboration among three departments - Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Students with backgrounds in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field are eligible to apply.

4
quarters to complete
40
units + colloquium
1
comprehensive exam* or project**

*Comprehensive Exam Option:
Students will need to take a comprehensive exam based on the courses in the program. 

**Project Option:
Students must complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. The project will be approved by a committee of at least two faculty members and requires a presentation and written report.

Course Plan and Requirements

Requirements listed are for the 2021-22 academic year.

5
core courses (20 units)
3
focus courses aligned with specialization (12 units)
2
elective courses OR 1 project (8 units)

Four Focus Areas

Students choose from one of four focus areas to create a course plan that best fits their career goals: