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Arizona State University

Tempe , Arizona ,United States

Master of Science (MS) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

This master’s program will provide students with in-depth theoretical knowledge along with practical experience in the development and control of robotic platforms and autonomous systems. Robotics and autonomous systems are interdisciplinary technologies that are poised to leave their mark on manufacturing, transportation, aerospace, defense, healthcare, and many other critical fields of application. Robots take many different forms, but can generally be described as physical systems capable of carrying out a set of complex tasks in their environment. Examples include autonomous cars, intelligent manufacturing robots, swarms of delivery drones, or even surgical robots. Within the last five years, these fields have seen tremendous growth and both industry and academia are in pressing need of qualified personnel with deep knowledge in machine learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive control, multi-agent systems, mechanical engineering, computer science, and a variety of other advanced topics.

The master’s degree in robotics and autonomous systems offers the opportunity to study interdisciplinary technologies that have applications in numerous industries ranging from manufacturing and transportation to aerospace, defense, healthcare and beyond.

Concentrations available in:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering- new as of Fall 2021!
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

After completing this program, you will be prepared for doctoral study or an industrial position specializing in research, project management and product innovation. With access to over 25 state-of-the-art labs, you will gain practical experience with systems capable of carrying out sets of complex tasks in various working environments and will expand your knowledge of advanced topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction and adaptive control.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

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PSW Opportunity

PSW is 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

U.S. Bachelors Degree Equivalent:
Bachelor, or Bachelor + Masters

Degree length: 4+ Years
Transcripts issued in English: Yes
The issuing institution provides transcripts in English.
English translation required: No
An official degree certificate is required: Yes
English proficiency required: Yes
Diploma Supplement Available? No
When a diploma supplement is not available students need to send original language transcripts.
Additional info:
Duration of study must be equal to at least 4 Years, i.e. 3 year Bachelor + 1 Year Masters
The content is to be used as a general guide and official decisions will be made after review of documents by Admission Services.

Pass the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE* or Duolingo English test
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Score of at least 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT). ASU’s institutional code is 4007. ASU accepts only electronic copies of the TOEFL score report.

Note: For TOEFL pBT taken prior to Oct. 14, 2017, the minimum score is 550. For TOEFL paper delivered test taken on or after Oct. 14, 2017, the minimum score is 66.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6.5. The general training exam is not accepted. No institutional code is needed.  

Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Score of at least 60.  

Duolingo English test (accepted for students seeking degree admission for 2020 and 2021 semesters)
Graduate minimum score of 105.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 25200 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 17000 USD
    Application Fee: 115 USD
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