Dan Aukes works with three students on a prototype in his lab.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, BS

Our hands-on bachelor’s degree in robotics and autonomous systems will provide you with a well-rounded education in robotics, controls, autonomous systems and automation.

Program description

Autonomous systems are ones that can work for an extended period of time without human control or intervention — like driverless cars or autonomous mobile robots.

The BS program in robotics and autonomous systems provides students with a well-rounded education in robotics, controls, autonomous systems and automation. It is intended primarily for those desiring to develop general expertise in robotics and autonomous systems, including both theory and application of robotics and autonomous systems technologies, systems integration and data fusion techniques, and modeling and simulation development.

Students learn to perform analysis, evaluation and synthesis for a broad range of problems related to the design, implementation and efficient operation of robotics and autonomous systems.

Are you interested in constructing our future with robots? You can learn to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern robotics and autonomous systems on a global scale with rewarding careers in every industrial sector that ranges from aerospace, space, defense, medical and industrial manufacturing.

Career outlook

Professionals with a degree in robotics and autonomous systems have substantial opportunities at all levels in manufacturing engineering, and in research and development at companies, research institutes and national laboratories (e.g., DOD, DOE, NASA). Relevant careers and related titles include:

  • robotics engineer
  • process automation engineer
  • robotics software engineer
  • autonomous systems engineer
  • researcher and scientist

Required courses (major map)

Additional program fee: Yes.

Application deadlines

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

Professional Licensure

ASU programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification are intended to prepare students for potential licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in another state. For more information, students should visit the ASU professional licensure webpage. Note: Not all programs within the Fulton Schools of Engineering lead to professional licensure.