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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 ten engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, 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 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 modern 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 and the Digital Manufacturing Laboratory. 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

Our faculty are widely recognized for their technical skills and scholarship. They have received recognition with over 50 awards from national and international organizations including eight faculty members who are recognized as Fellows of their professional societies. Research awards have 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.

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.

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
251 Bell Hall
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Associated Programs

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:10