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Robotics Engineering, BS

Imagine creating robots that can explore Mars, improve crop yields, inspect critical infrastructure or revolutionize a manufacturing process. In this program, you’ll learn to develop robotics solutions that will shape the future.

Our new Robotics Engineering major builds on more than a decade of WVU robotics success. WVU student teams have earned over 20 placement awards, including nine first-place finishes in high-profile national and international robotics competitions.

With a WVU robotics engineering degree, you’ll be ready for careers in industries like aerospace, defense, transportation, healthcare and agriculture — as well as positions in government or academia.

Your Degree Plan

Intro

Two students with large, four-wheeled rover inside a laboratory.

Explore mechanical systems, computer science and engineering systems while learning to create your own robotics solutions.

Robotics engineering provides a strong interdisciplinary foundation in mechanical systems, computer science and engineering systems. Courses are hands-on and cover fundamentals of:

  • Robotics systems
  • Mobile robotics
  • Robotic manipulators
  • Autonomy

The robotics engineering degree can be completed in four years and includes a yearlong capstone project.

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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Learn by Doing

Learning happens outside the classroom. Get involved.

Many of our faculty have research labs engaged in cutting-edge robotics research, such as:

  • Developing a robotic pollination robot
  • Designing planetary rovers and systems
  • Mapping underground mines
  • Servicing satellites
  • Modeling the nervous systems of insects

Explore WVU robotics research.

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Outside of the Evansdale Crossing building.

What you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn during class. We’ll help you follow your curiosity.

Careers and Outcomes

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Robotics Engineers

Research, design, develop or test robotic applications.

Median Salary: $104,600

Possible job titles include: Automation Engineer, Factory Automations Engineer, Robotic Systems Engineer.

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Career options

Robotics engineering ranks among the fastest-growing professions globally, according to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report. Employers hiring robotics engineers include:

  • SpaceX
  • Tesla
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • John Deere
  • Amazon
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Carnegie Robotics
  • Honeybee Robotics
  • Agility Robotics
  • Near Earth Autonomy
  • L5 Automation

Places and Spaces

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Robotics Engineering major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

  • Engineering Requirements:

    You must meet the following qualifications:

        ACT Math: 19
        SAT Math: 510

  • Engineering Requirements for Test Optional Students:

    You must meet the following qualifications:

        High School GPA: 3

  • Requirements for Engineering Technology:

    You must meet the following qualifications:

    To be admitted to WVU's Engineering Technology major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year.

Tuition and Aid

How much does Robotics Engineering at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Scholarships

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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for Innovators scholarships based on GPA. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

See if You Qualify

Financial Aid

The most important step toward funding your future with financial aid for the Robotics Engineering major is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

How to Complete the FAFSA

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Learn How to Transfer Course Credits

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