From electronic circuits and thermodynamics to mechanical instrumentation and control systems, students in Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics program explore a broad range of key concepts in robotics engineering. Upon completion of this rigorous curriculum with a robotic emphasis, graduates are prepared to pursue a successful interdisciplinary career in areas such as nuclear engineering, biotechnology and industrial engineering. To help determine if an engineering degree with an emphasis in robotics is the right path for you, consider the following ways in which these professionals can utilize their computer-aided technology skills:
Robotics engineers help people in many respects, one of which is through the development of medical technology systems for robotic surgery. Allowing for incredible precision, reduced blood loss and shorter recovery time, robotic surgery uses advanced technology to perform minimally invasive procedures. For patients, this means less pain, shorter hospital stays and a faster return to their normal activities.
Today, robotics technology facilitates the cleanup of nuclear sites where humans cannot survive. Also, small drones equipped with measuring tools, such as accelerometers, air pressure sensors and gyrometers, can be used to investigate contaminated areas and send back maps that identify locations with radioactive material. By designing systems for devices like these, robotics engineers can help restore the environment and simultaneously protect people from exposure to hazardous materials.
Robotics engineers can do their part to protect the planet. For example, through the design or programming of robotics applications, these professionals can help green product manufacturers streamline the production process, cut back on waste or reduce fabrication costs. Designing recycling robots, energy-efficient personal mobility devices and autonomous vehicles are a few more examples of how robotics engineers can assist in the production of green products.
Are you ready to begin your education in robotics engineering? If so, then visit GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology website or click the Request More Information button located on this page for more information.
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