Study Advanced Robotics Concepts in an Engineering Degree Program
From the inner workings of the human body to the far corners of outer space, there are few places that robotic equipment has not explored. Yet, new advances in robotics continue to be achieved, making it an exciting time for students to explore this career field.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics program at Grand Canyon University (GCU) empowers you to push the boundaries of what’s possible, turning a vision for tomorrow into a reality for today.
Benefits of Pursuing Your Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering: Robotics Emphasis from GCU
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology thoughtfully designed this engineering degree with robotics emphasis curriculum to teach you the knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to the engineering industry. You will participate in hands-on engineering projects that challenge you to discover practical solutions that drive technological achievements.
Graduates of this emphasis in robotics engineering are typically innovative thought leaders and critical thinkers who may enjoy advancements that improve modern society.
Gain Critical Engineering Skills Needed to Design and Support Robotic Systems
Earn your bachelor’s degree in engineering with robotics emphasis within a supportive learning community. GCU is an inclusive campus that welcomes all who are interested in enriching themselves by helping others and making positive contributions to their communities. In the 21st-century workplace, GCU understands the need for ethical servant leadership within engineering fields — which is why our college teaches robotics emphasis students to be accomplished communicators, capable of innovative and creative thought.
This BS engineering degree with robotics emphasis can prepare you through a challenging curriculum that prepares you for business and industrial matters. You will take a diverse range of courses in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering, including differential equations, chemistry and thermodynamics. In addition, our robotics emphasis topics, such as robotics laboratory introduction and design theory, provide you with hands-on foundational knowledge in the following areas:
- Application of concepts from computer, electrical and mechanical engineering to robotic design
- Fundamentals of robotic design (e.g., modeling of dynamic systems, utilization of sensors and actuators, development of simple control algorithms and the interfacing of computer hardware and software)
- Programming and control of various robotic systems, using modeling and simulation tools
- Analysis of open-and-closed loop systems in both the time and frequency domains, feedback control methods, and the design of controllers for system stability, speed of response and accuracy
In addition, all engineering degree robotics emphasis students are required to complete the Capstone Project I and II. This two-semesters-long course series allows students to apply research, develop teamwork skills, conduct a feasibility study and work with a mentor to perfect their projects.
Expand Your Robotics Career Opportunities with a Bachelor's in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics
With the broad range of experience offered by a bachelor's of engineering program, this bachelor’s engineering degree with robotics emphasis effectively prepares graduates to pursue work across a diverse range of industries. From biotechnology to nuclear engineering to manufacturing, engineers with a specialization in robotics are inspiring innovation. Some specific jobs that may be related to this degree include:
- Architectural manager
- Engineering manager
- Engineer (including manufacturing)
- Postsecondary engineering teacher
Robots are capable of changing the face of healthcare, the aeronautical industry, the manufacturing field and countless other industries. As a future engineer, you could contribute to the next generation in robotics technology. GCU’s emphasis in robotics can pave the way for further studies in the STEM fields.
Approved by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Bachelor’s Engineering Degree with Robotics Emphasis FAQs
If you're interested in pursuing a STEM degree with an emphasis in robotics engineering, you may have a lot of questions about what to expect. In this FAQ, we'll cover some of the most frequently asked questions about the robotics emphasis at GCU.
Are you ready to become a part of the field of robotics engineering? Are you fascinated by robots and automation? Take the first step toward a career in robotics engineering with a robotics emphasis from GCU. Learn the basics of mechanical, electrical and software engineering, and gain hands-on experience building and programming robots. Fill out the form on this page to get in touch with a university counselor and learn more.
1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023, May 10). Mechanical Engineers: What Mechanical Engineers Do. Retrieved on May 24, 2023.
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Mechanical Engineers as of May 2021, retrieved on February 27, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as mechanical engineers. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
Required General Education Courses
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.