12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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Illinois Institute of Technology’s Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics will provide students a proactive experience through cutting-edge technologies and research. This degree program is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to develop innovative solutions required by this emerging global industry.


Self-driving cars, unmanned air vehicles, robots, and a range of other autonomous and semi-autonomous systems are becoming an integral part of contemporary life. The foundation of our department’s autonomous systems and robotics coursework is supplemented by forward-thinking engineering course options in which graduate students can turn theory into practice.

Program Overview

The M.S. in Autonomous Systems and Robotics at the Illinois Institute of Technology focuses on physical systems and the internal algorithms by which they are controlled and monitored for real-time operations, environmental awareness, and decision-making. Graduates of this program will be leaders in the innovation and development of self-guided platforms needing limited intervention, including vehicles, robots, and collaborative physical systems.

Career Opportunities

Our M.S. in Autonomous Systems and Robotics degree program will prepare you for the following careers with applications to autonomous ground vehicles (self-driving cars and trucks), industrial robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and spacecraft:
  • Control systems engineer
  • Autonomous systems engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Interface developer
  • Navigation and guidance systems engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aircraft Flight Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Dynamics
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Data Driven Modeling
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Robotic Motion Planning
  • Robotics
  • Advanced CAD/CAM
  • Optimal Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: 300
  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, physics, industrial engineering, or mathematics
  • Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.
  • Academic requirements: GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GMAT or GRE is required: GRE/GMAT is required, apart from Master of Public Administration. 
  • Personal Statement required
  • Letter of Recommendation is suggested, but not required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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