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Robotics Minor

(HEGIS: , CIP: 14.3501 Industrial Engineering)

Why study Robotics Minor at UB?

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

There is an increased international, national, and local (NYS and Western NY) interest in the fields of advanced manufacturing, autonomous systems, and robotics in particular. Having the depth of coursework associated with a formal minor in the area as provided by this credential will enhance our graduates' knowledge of robotics and expand their comprehensive cognizance of automation. Such an ability will increase their opportunity to obtain an occupation in a number of technical fields and industries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the current trends and the roles robots play within particular technical areas.
  • Apply appropriate theories and methods to analyze and understand the control of spatial mechanisms.
  • Identify, formulate and solve problems that lend themselves to robotic solutions within one's area of interest.
  • Understand a robotic integration process within a technical environment of interest.
  • Identify programming needs related to user/robot interfaces and path-planning.
  • Understand the influence robots have on advanced manufacturing and collaborative environments.
  • Communicate effectively about robotic problem solutions, technologies, and system designs.

The Learning Environment

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 11 engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering science, environmental, industrial, material science, and mechanical engineering.

Seven combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. BS/MS degrees are offered through the Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics. A BS degree in bioinformatics and computational biology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. Minors are offered in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Robotics, Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, Operations Research, and Quality Engineering. Additionally, a certificate is offered in Data Intensive Computing. The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) has the only joint-accelerated Chemistry BS/MDI MS program in the nation, which allows students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in less than five years.

The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.

About Our Facilities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis, and Ketter Halls.

Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.

The MAE Department has a strong commitment to providing up-to-date laboratory equipment that will give our students hands-on experience with modern engineering devices, systems, and programs. The major laboratory areas for undergraduates are properties of engineering materials, fluid and thermal sciences, dynamic systems and instrumentation, and computer-aided engineering. In addition, there are Shared Instrumentation Facilities, including the Motion Simulation Laboratory, the Digital Manufacturing Laboratory, the Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research (SOAR), and the Laboratory for High-Speed 3D Velocimetry of Complex Flows. Students can also obtain access to the Engineering Machine Shop, which has a variety of equipment that can be used for undergraduate research, projects, and student clubs.

About Our Faculty

The faculty members in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are widely recognized for their technical skills and scholarship. They have received recognition for both teaching and research accomplishments from national and international organizations including seventeen Fellowship awards from their professional societies, seven National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and three Department of Defense Young Investigator (YIP) awards. An annual average of over $15 M in research expenditures come from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, DARPA, the Department of Defense, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Office of Naval Research, and international study awards have come from the J. William Fulbright and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundations.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering website for additional information about our faculty.

Academic Advising

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study.

The Office of Undergraduate Education advises all students throughout their first two years of study. In the junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors.

MAE Department Advising information.

Academic Advising Contact Information

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education
410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-2774
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website

MAE Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
238 Bell Hall
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Scholarships and Financial Support

There are many scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities available for students accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. These include recruitment scholarships and annual scholarships/awards for current students. There are both merit and need-based scholarships.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships.

All scholarships are currently offered through UB's scholarship portal.

Associated Programs

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:42