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College of Engineering

Robotics Engineering Minor

Beginning in fall 2014, the UNL College of Engineering is offering a new minor in Robotics Engineering, incorporating courses from several college areas: mechanical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering. The minor is available for students on the Lincoln and Omaha campuses.

Curriculum

The Robotics Engineering minor will consist of three core courses and three electives (shown below).  When selecting electives, students must take two courses outside their major area of study.  For example, a student in mechanical engineering might take an elective from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and one from the Electrical Engineering Department.

Core Requirements
One course from each of the three topic areas is required.

Topic

Department

Course #

Course title

Credit hours

Core Programming

CSCE

155

C-programming

3

CSCE

156

Computer Science II

4

CIST

1400

Introduction to Computer Programming

4

Controls

MECH

496

Certification: introduction to control theory

1

MECH

350

Introduction to Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems

3

CEEN

4910/8916

(Special Topics related to control theory introduction)

3

ELEC

444/844

Control Systems

3

Embedded Systems

CEEN

1060

Microprocessor Applications

3

CSCE

236

Embedded Systems

3

MECH

457

Mechatronics

3

ELEC

222

Intro to Embedded Systems

3

 

Elective Requirements

Three courses from the following list of electives are required; two must be outside your area of study.

Department

Course #

Title

Credit hours

CEEN

3450

Mobile Robotics I

3

CEEN

4330

Microprocessor System Design

4

CEEN

4360

Embedded Microcontroller Design

4

CSCE

436

Advanced Embedded Systems

3

CSCE

439

Robotics

3

CSCE

473

Computer Vision

3

CSCE [1]

476

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

3

CSCE

4XX/8XX/9XX

Special Topics courses on Robotics

3

ELEC

400/800

Electronic Instrumentation

3

ELEC

428/828

Power Electronics

3

ELEC

460/860

LabView 

3

ELEC

462/862

Communications Systems

3

ELEC

498/898

Electric Machines

3

ENGM

449

Advanced Dynamics

3

MECH

342

Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery

3

MECH

450

Mechanical Engineering Control Systems Design

3

MECH

442

Intermediate Kinematics

3

MECH

444

Intermediate Dynamics of Machinery

3

MECH

453

Robotics: Kinematics and Design

3

MECH

458

Digital Control of Mechanical Systems

3

MECH

488

Kinematics and Machine Design Laboratory

2



[1] On the Omaha campus, similar courses being offered by the UNO College of Information Science & Technology could be substitutions.

The Robotics Engineering minor will be jointly administered by the following:
  • Computer & Electronics Engineering (CEEN)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME)
Contact:
Benjamin Terry (MME):
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