Robotics & Autonomous Systems

From self-driving vehicles to IoT devices, Robotics & Autonomous systems have become integral to contemporary life.

All elements of robotics and autonomous systems involve engineering, including design, construction, and operation, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. It is this adaptability that makes Robotics & Autonomous Systems an attractive subject to add on to an engineering course of study. As robotics and autonomous systems  continue to expand into medicine, health care, and product design, engineers with expertise are sought after by top companies.

What Does BU Offer?

MS in Robotics & Autonomous Systems
This graduate program has been designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in any engineering or computer science discipline, and teaches them how to synthesize engineering with machine learning in the development and application of robotics and autonomous systems. The program includes a paid internship and students are prepared for technically demanding careers in a variety of areas in industry as well as for post-master’s graduate studies in robotics, autonomous systems, or related fields.


Through coursework and a required internship in industry or research, students gain hands-on experience in areas including:

    • Soft Robotics
    • Feedback and Control Systems
    • Mechatronics
    • Self-Driving Vehicles
    • Machine Learning
    • Smart Cities
    • Assistive Technologies
    • Environmental and Sustainable Systems
    • Medical devices