12 months
1342 USD/credit 60390 USD/year
1342 USD/credit 60390 USD/year
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The Robotics and Autonomy program from Drexel University educates professionals who are prepared to lead and conduct research, development, and design in robotic systems and technologies. 

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 This Robotics and Autonomy program from Drexel University is built upon four foundational concepts in robotics: perception, cognition, control, and action. 

Roughly, these four capabilities comprise:

  •  1) obtaining data from the robot’s surroundings (perception);
  •  2) reasoning about how that data yields information about the robot’s environment (cognition);  
  • 3) mapping environmental information to a decision about how to react to the environment (control); and
  •  4) translating that reaction decision into movement and an interaction with the physical environment (action).

The  Robotics and Autonomy program from Drexel University is an interdepartmental program in Drexel’s College of Engineering that educates and trains students in the theory, integration, and practical application of the core engineering and computer science disciplines that comprise robotics and autonomy. To be admitted, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or demonstrate that they have acquired sufficient experience in a technical field to be able to satisfactorily complete engineering studies at the graduate level.

On-Campus work for International Students

F-1 and J-1 students are allowed to work on-campus while attending classes up to 20 hours a week. This work does not need to be related to your program of study, but you must maintain your student visa status while engaged in this type of work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability & Random Variables
  • Linear Algebra & Matrix Analysis
  • Applied Probability and Statistics  
  • Ordinary Differential Equations 
  • Complex Variables 
  • Applied Engr Analy Methods
  • Random Process & Spectral Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy general requirements for graduate admission including a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate studies, as well as for any subsequent graduate work, and hold a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university. A degree in science (physics, mathematics, computer science, etc.) is also acceptable. Applicants with degrees in sciences may be required to take a number of undergraduate engineering courses. An undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a US bachelor's.
  • Full-time applicants must take the GRE exam. Students who do not hold a degree from a US institution must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam within two years of application submission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    60390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
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