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2017-2018 University Catalog 
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Robotics Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

This is one of three majors offered in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute for students who seek to contribute at the intersection between manufacturing, electrical, mechanical, and computing areas in primarily industrial environments. When you major in robotics engineering technology, you will develop and apply robotic solutions to a broad range of industrial and consumer problems. Robots help people and companies be more productive and safer, and they help explore more frontiers.

Robotics Engineering Technology Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (59 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)

Free Electives (4 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Fall 1st Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Manufacturing/Controls Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities/Social Science Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00
  • Professional Selective - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Intercultural Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00

13 Credits


*Fulfills University core.

2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.

Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.

32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.

Complete a Professional Requirement.

Complete an Intercultural Requirement.

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