Robotics
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Robotics
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Program Overview

With the prevalence of automation and self-guided technology on the rise, Mines is driving innovation in this growing field, using existing expertise in field robotics to provide professionals with the skills and knowledge to take this technology to the next level.
 
Mines’ Robotics graduate program offers a core curriculum focused on robotic perception, cognition, action and interaction, with technical electives in computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
 
Students will graduate from the program with the top-notch skills required for work in advanced industries and help turn science fiction into reality.

investment

4% projected job
growth 2018-28 

money

$75,487 average
robotics engineering
salary, glassdoor

robot

Human-centered
robotics lab

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Requirements and Costs

Certificate

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale prior to matriculating into the Robotics degree program (recommended mechanical engineering focus)
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Students are expected to have completed two semesters of calculus, along with courses in linear algebra, data structures, and upper-level courses in at least three of the following areas:
    • analysis of algorithms
    • software engineering
    • numerical analysis
    • principles of programming languages
    • computer architecture
    • operating systems
    • dynamics
    • controls
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirements 

MASTER’S DEGREE Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale prior to matriculating into the Robotics degree program
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Students are expected to have completed two semesters of calculus, along with courses in linear algebra, data structures, and upper-level courses in at least three of the following areas:
    • analysis of algorithms
    • software engineering
    • numerical analysis
    • principles of programming languages
    • computer architecture
    • operating systems
    • dynamics
    • controls
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years with a GPA of at least 3.2 are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines more than five years ago or with a GPA of less than 3.2 must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative section) score of 151 or higher (or 650 on the old
    scale)
  • Applicants who have graduated with a computer science, engineering or math degree from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores*
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirements 

MASTER’S DEGREE Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale prior to matriculating into the Robotics degree program
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Students are expected to have completed two semesters of calculus, along with courses in linear algebra, data structures, and upper-level courses in at least three of the following areas:
    • analysis of algorithms
    • software engineering
    • numerical analysis
    • principles of programming languages
    • computer architecture
    • operating systems
    • dynamics
    • controls
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirements 

DOCTORATE

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale prior to matriculating into the Robotics degree program
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Students are expected to have completed two semesters of calculus, along with courses in linear algebra, data structures, and upper-level courses in at least three of the following areas:
    • analysis of algorithms
    • software engineering
    • numerical analysis
    • principles of programming languages
    • computer architecture
    • operating systems
    • dynamics
    • controls
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years with a GPA of at least 3.2 are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines more than five years ago or with a GPA of less than 3.2 must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • GRE (Quantitative section) score of 151 or higher (or 650 on the old scale)
  • Applicants who have graduated with a computer science, engineering or math degree from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores*
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirements 
  • Prior research experience is desired but not required

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for master’s non-thesis and certificate programs for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

MASTER’S DEGREE (Non-Thesis)

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 6 credit hours of robotics electives
  • 3 credit hours technical electives
  • 9 credit hours research
  • Present and defend thesis

MASTER’S DEGREE (Thesis)

  • 30 credit hours of prescribed coursework

DOCTORATE

  • 12 credit hours coursework
  • 12 credit hours robotics electives
  • 36 credit hours research
  • Qualifying exams
  • PhD proposal and defense

CERTIFICATE

  • 12 credit hours of coursework
 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

 

Brook Suesser“During my first year in the robotics program, I’ve gained so much in class and research experience that has solidified my goal of getting a PhD and furthering innovation in robotics.”

Brooke Suesser
Robotics Student

 

Career Outcomes

  • Robotics engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Automated control system engineer
  • Development engineer

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Degree Options

Master’s

  • Robotics (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

PhD

  • Robotics

Certificate

  • Robotics

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July 1 deadline
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