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Lake Superior State University

Robotics Engineering: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

LSSU was the first university in the nation to institute an accredited B.S. degree program in Robotics Engineering Technology in 1985.  Since the 1990s, robotics has been offered as a concentration or minor within LSSU's engineering and engineering technology degree programs.  With the maturing of robotics technology, the B.S. degree program in Robotics Engineering was developed at LSSU to meet the demand for engineers to design and implement robotics systems for industrial automation.  Students in the program will also be introduced to mobile robotics technology and its application in warehousing, military, health care, and human assistance.

Similar to other engineering programs, this Robotics Engineering program will build upon a solid foundation of courses in mathematics, sciences, English, humanities and the social sciences.  In addition to the theoretical background presented in the program's courses by full-time faculty members in small class settings, the students will also have numerous opportunities to work hands-on in lab courses.  They will have many opportunities to work with millions of dollars' worth of industry standard equipment including various types of industrial robots, PLCs vision systems, conveying systems, simulation software, end-of-arm tools, and sensors.  This facility was recognized by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET as one of the most complete and advanced facilities of its kind in the country.

For several decades LSSU has been preparing graduates for industries involved in the design and implementation of automated systems for manufacturing.  The demand for LSSU graduates with specialization in robotics has been well established over multiple decades.  Industrial robotics and systems integration companies specifically seek out robotics engineering talent from LSSU.  Over the years, this has resulted in substantially more job offers for the graduates (with nationally competitive salaries) than the number of graduates.  Robotics Engineering graduates are employed in several types of industries involving manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, prosthetics design and build, or service robotics (hospitals, military, healthcare, rehabilitation, etc.).

There is an explosive growth in the application of robotics in the manufacturing industries and in the human service areas.  LSSU will continue to successfully prepare graduates to meet the growing demand for technical talent in robotics.


Degree Requirements

Robotics Engineering Core (81 credits):

  • EGEE125 Digital Fundamentals 4
  • EGEE210 Circuit Analysis 4
  • EGEM220 Statics 3
  • EGME141 Solid Modeling 3
  • EGNR101 Introduction to Engineering 2
  • EGNR140 Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods for Engineers 2
  • EGNR265 “C” Programming 3
  • EGNR340 Numerical Methods for Engineers 1
  • EGNR490 Special Topics in Engineering 4
  • EGRS215 Introduction to Robotics 2
  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • EGRS372 Mobile Robotics 4
  • EGRS385 Robotics Engineering 4
  • EGRS430 System Integration and Machine Vision 4
  • EGRS435 AUtomated Manufacturing System 3
  • EGRS460 Control Systems 4
  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • MATH152 Calculus II 4
  • MATH251 Calculus III 4
  • MATH308 Probability and Mathematical Statistics 3
  • MATH310 Differential Equations 3
  • PHYS231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 4
  • PHYS232 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 4

Senior Year Experience (Complete one of the following sequences (6-13 credits):

Industrial Project

  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3

Cooperative Project

  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education 2
  • EGNR450 Cooperative Education Project I 4
  • EGNR451 Cooperative Education Project II 3
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3

Research Project

  • EGNR260 Engineering Research Methods 2
  • EGNR460 Engineering Research Project I 4
  • EGNR461 Engineering Research Project II 2

Technical Electives (6 credits minimum required):

  • CSCI281 Intro to UNIX and Networking (or higher level CSCI) 3
  • EGEE250 Microcontroller Fundementals (or higher level EGEE) 4
  • EGEM320 Dynamics 3
  • EGET310 Electronic Manufacturing Processes 4
  • EGME225 Mechanics of Materials (or higher level EGME) 3
  • EGMT216 CAM with CNC Applications 3
  • EGNR261 Energy Systems/Sustainability (or higher level EGNR) 3
  • EGRS461 Design of Control Systems 4

Support Elective (3 credits minimum required):

  • BUSN231 Business Communications (or higher level BUSN) 3
  • CSCI201 Data Structures and Algorithms (or higher level CSCI) 4
  • ECON302 Managerial Economics (or higher level ECON) 4
  • EGME110 Manufacturing Processes 3
  • MATH215 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics (or higher level MATH) 3
  • MGMT280 Introduction Management Information Systems 3 (or higher level MGMT) 3
  • or coursework from the Technical Electives

Free Electives (4 credits minimum required)

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.

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