12 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Given the interdisciplinary nature of and varied applications for robotics, the Robotics program from University of California, Riverside is offered through a joint collaboration among three departments - Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 

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Key Features

Welcome to the University of California's first Master's of Science in Robotics degree program! 

Students with backgrounds in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field are eligible to apply at the Robotics program from University of California, Riverside .

Robotics deals with the design of machines that combine mechanical, electrical, and software components, controls to allow such machines to perform actions in a safe and effective way, and algorithms to transform such machines into intelligent devices capable of reasoning about the environment and making autonomous decisions about future operations. Robotics is a rapidly growing area with job opportunities in multiple industrial sectors, including manufacturing, logistics, health care, public safety, environmental monitoring, agriculture, and national defense.

The objective of the MS in Robotics program is to provide inter-disciplinary training in various aspects of the design, construction, and deployment of robots and autonomous systems. Students gain exposure to the foundational principles underlying mechanical and electronic aspects of robot design, control and navigation of robots, and artificial intelligence, and have opportunities to apply the methods to practical projects of their choice in our state of the art robotics facilities.

Programme Structure

Students choose from one of four focus areas to create a course plan that best fits their career goals:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Perception
  • Control and Navigation
  • Embedded Platforms and System Design
  • Mechanical Design and Fabrication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent in any areas of engineering or in the related areas of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California. 
  • Transcripts with most recent grades or final grades (if degree has been awarded) from all academic institutions you have attended since high school (secondary school) are required. Whenever possible, provide a transcript key that includes a grading scale.
  • Applicants will be able to enter their recommenders' information directly into our online application. Recommenders will be notified electronically and will be provided instructions on how to submit a letter online. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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