A Unique Program
The Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Robotic Systems Development (MRSD) is an advanced graduate degree with a combined technical/business focus for recent-graduates / practicing-professionals already engaged in, or wishing to enter, the robotics and automation field as practitioners in the commercial sector. This Masters degree program distinguishes itself from any other offered program by teaching the multidisciplinary know-how and skills needed to succeed in today’s industry.
The MRSD curriculum provides a broad education in the sciences and technologies of robotics, while reinforcing theory through hands-on laboratory projects and exposing students to practical business principles and skills. This unique hands-on curriculum allows students to work on team-oriented and practical system-level robotics development and integration projects. Key business concepts and practices in the curriculum include technology planning, product conceptualization and development, team management, project management, prototyping, production, marketing, and sales.
State-of-the-art Instruction, Hands-on Experience, and Exposure to Key Business Concepts
Overall the MRSD provides course-level instruction in the main technology areas, hands-on project courses, seminar-style business and management courses and an optional/voluntary (albeit highly recommended) internship with a recognized robotics and automation industry partner company. The program’s curriculum is structured as 162 units of study and practice over 16 consecutive months. It is comprised of an on-campus three-semester full-time course load at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute including an optional 3-month summer practicum / internship with an affiliated industrial partner in the field of robotics and / or automation. The MRSD program distinguishes itself by combining state-of-the-art instruction in the science and technology of robotics, hands-on implementation experience, and exposure to key business concepts and practices essential to high-technology product development company operations. Students will not only learn about the latest technical robotics topics and scientific methods and solutions, but will also be challenged to apply and refine innovative thinking and problem solving techniques in a team-oriented setting.
The skills and knowledge students will be exposed to in this program are the critical skills technology companies seek in applicants for innovative product development projects, team management, production-readiness, marketing, sales & support as well as strategic technology planning, budgeting and overall leadership. The MRSD program will ensure graduates have a high level of technical and managerial competence, making them extremely desirable employment candidates. Graduates will be capable of operating at a higher technical / managerial level within a company from the start, drastically reducing the on-the-job training duration companies typically invest into an employee. They can expect to make an immediate higher-level contribution to their employers in the development and transition-to-production of future generations of integrated robotic and automation technologies, and / or be better prepared for the entrepreneurial world when it comes to starting up a new business.
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The application period is Mid Sept through Dec 16 (early application deadline Dec 4).Additional information
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