For more information contact:

Dr. Sarah E. Bergbreiter
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
2170 Martin Hall

Admission Requirements:

Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical from an accredited institution.
  • Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations).
  • Three letters of recommendation for the Master's degree.

For Master of Engineering students there are four prescribed areas of concentration within the Robotics curriculum.  In consultation with the academic advisor, students should choose electives from these areas to make a well-structured academic program.  Please note that special topics courses may also be available in some semesters and students should talk to their academic advisor if interested in one of these new courses.


Optimization and Algorithms

CMSC651 Analysis of Algorithms
CMSC712 Distributed Algorithms and Verification
CMSC722 Artificial Intelligence Planning
ENAE681 Engineering Optimization
ENME610 Engineering Optimization
ENME607 Engineering Decision Making
ENEE662 Convex Optimization


Performance Analysis and Design Methods

ENME600 Engineering Design Methods
ENME695 Failure Mechanisms and Reliability
ENAE697 Space Human Factors and Life Support
ENSE621 Systems Concepts, Issues, and Processes


Modeling, Systems and Control

ENME675 A Mathematical Introduction to Robotics
ENME605 Advanced Systems Control
ENEE660 System Theory
ENME664 Dynamics
ENEE661 Nonlinear Control Systems
ENEE664 Optimal Control
ENEE765 Adaptive Control
ENAE 692 Introduction to Space Robotics


Vision and Perception

CMSC733 Computer Processing of Pictorial Information
CMSC734 Information Visualization
ENEE631 Digital Image and Video Processing
ENEE633 Statistical Pattern Recognition
ENEE731 Image Understanding


Maryland Robotics Center

An interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach. The center's research activities include all aspects of robotics including development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, and intelligence and autonomy for robotic systems. Research projects in the center are supported by the major federal funding agencies including NSF, ARO, ARL, ONR, AFOSR, NIH, DARPA, NASA, and NIST.

Office of Advanced Engineering Education

2105 J.M. Patterson Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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