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Autonomy and Robotics

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

12 months
36150 USD/year
36150 USD/year
18998 USD/year
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Designed for those looking for a stepping stone to technical and managerial careers in the autonomy and robotics industries, the Master of Engineering in Autonomy and Robotics program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign harnesses the strength of several leading academic departments at The Grainger College of Engineering to provide students with an in-depth, interdisciplinary program.


The Master of Engineering in Engineering with Concentration in Autonomy and Robotics program from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a fast-paced, one-year, professionally-oriented curriculum that aims to provide students with solid foundational and operational knowledge in the integration of principles of autonomy and robotics across a wide range of enterprises—including the aerospace, automotive, medical, construction, and entertainment industries. 

Key Features 

  • Students will learn to work with components of software systems, electronics, tools for algorithm design and machine learning, and physics-based dynamics, control and sensor systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Safe Autonomy
  • Autonomous Vehicle System Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Topics in Signal Processing
  • Design & Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students are encouraged to apply by May 1, 2022, for fall admission. 


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Competitive GPA based on the last two years of their undergraduate degree.
  • Display of a solid technical background to show the applicant is ready for graduate level coursework in this field.
  • GRE scores –  The program does not have a minimum score requirement for the GRE, but a quantitative score in the 80th percentile is recommended.  
  • Demonstration of strong communication skills through written application materials, letters of recommendations, and TOEFL scores (for international students only).  
  • Strong letters of recommendations that highlight applicant’s leadership and communication skills as well as academic ability.
  • Informative “Statement of Purpose” and “Resume” that explains applicant’s background, experiences, education and career goals, leadership, and attractions to the field of Autonomy and Robotics.
  • Complete application, which means all application materials have to reach the department by the application deadline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18998 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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