Robotics Engineering Technology

Robotics Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Robotics Engineering Technology

Learn to design, construct and program robotic systems at Cal U.

California University of Pennsylvania's robotics engineering technology program will introduce you to mechatronic systems with an emphasis on automation and mobile robotics. This interdisciplinary associate degree program combines the fields of computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.

Through hands-on laboratory classes and sound theoretical coursework, this two-year professional undergraduate program will prepare you for an innovative career as a roboticist.

Master in-demand robotics job skills.

  • Engineer design processes and apply robotic systems to solve technical problems.
  • Utilize design software tools such as 3D computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).
  • Learn to apply the equipment and tools used in manufacturing and automation.
  • Troubleshoot and repair robotic components and systems.
  • Program, interface and integrate PLCS (programmable logic controllers).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: ROBOTICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Expert Faculty: At Cal U, you'll take classes from professors who are experts in robotics and applied engineering, have years of real-world experience and are among the best practitioners in their fields. Cal U's engineering technology faculty has cumulatively contributed to hundreds of scientific books and publications.

Top Affiliations: Cal U's robotics engineering technology program worked with the Robotics Academy at Carnegie Mellon University on a federally funded grant project. The program is also a supporter of regional high school robotics competitions, such as Bots-IQ and FIRST Robotics.

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$83,590 
Is the average annual salary for all mechanical engineers, including roboticists. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
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Cal U's robotics engineering technology program is a product of recent grant projects with the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Degree Benefits

In Cal U's robotics engineering technology associate degree program you will:

  • Benefit from small classes and personal attention.
  • Gain hands-on experience designing, programming, building, and testing autonomous robots in the lab.
  • Learn economic principles and the role of robotics in the future of the economy.
  • Develop the project management, communication, teamwork and leadership skills you need for a top career.
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Gradute Outcomes

Your Cal U associate degree will prepare you for numerous cutting-edge careers in the emerging field of robotics. It is anticipated that military ground troops will be upward of 40% robotic in the near future. Outside of military applications, a sharp increase in the demand for robotics support personnel ranging is predicted, from technicians to engineering technologists and beyond. Roboticists will be needed in a variety of top fields such as:

  • Medical/health care.
  • Transportation logistics.
  • Industrial/manufacturing.
  • Security/law enforcement.
  • Service industries.
  • Household applications and entertainment. 
Robotics Engineering Technology Associate Degree
A robotics student at cal u works on engineering components.

International Accreditation

Cal U's engineering technology programs maintain international accreditation through the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET).

A robotics alumni comes back to teach Cal U students.

Boost your Career Potential

At Cal U, you'll have the flexibility to continue your studies toward a bachelor's degree. Four-year Cal U degree programs such as Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology , Technology Management and Computer Science, are natural extensions to the robotics engineering technology program.

Robotics arms in factory.

Why Study Robotics at Cal U?

Alumni Tyler Findley '17 says that he chose the program because he loves "working with all three of the mechanical, electrical and computer aspects of engineering, and robotics provides some of all those in its field."

Robotics Engineering Technology Associate Degree Courses

Cal U's robotics engineering technology associate degree program will provide you with a fundamental understanding of computer, electronics and mechanical engineering technology principles blended with hands-on reinforcement through laboratory projects.

Example Courses
  • Problem Solving and Design Constructs
  • Electrical Circuts of Agile Robots
  • College Trigonometry
  • Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • Fundamentals of Programmable Controllers
  • Robotics Teaming
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • CADD Concepts
  • Robotics Systems Project

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Engineering Technology

Associate Degrees
Bachelor's Degree

Robotics Engineering Technology Faculty

Ghassan A. Salim
Assistant Professor

salim@calu.edu

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Dr. Jennifer Wilburn
Assistant Professsor

wilburn@calu.edu

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