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    • tel: 610-499-4037
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  • Nora Kogut


FAQs, Robotics Engineering

What is robotics engineering?

Robotics engineering is an emerging discipline that is appearing in a wide variety of industries and is on the cusp of impacting every aspect of the way we work and live. The overarching goal of robotics engineers is to create systems that can pursue missions that are dangerous or not suitable for humans, or perform tasks with speed and accuracy that are otherwise unachievable.

Are most classes taught by professors or graduate students?

All classes are taught by professors.

What is the tuition cost?

Tuition cost can be found on the Tuition & Fees page.

How do I apply to the engineering program?

Apply online through the Admissions office.

Can I pursue a dual degree?

Students have the option to pursue dual degrees with other majors such as biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. Additional credit hours are required to satisfy the requirements of each degree earned. Students should contact the respective department chair to coordinate a plan of study early in their freshmen year.

Can I study abroad?

Widener encourages students to broaden their education with study abroad opportunities. The Office of Global Engagement assists students who are interested in study abroad or exchange programs around the globe.

Is the robotics engineering program accredited?

Widener University is accredited by the Middle States Accreditation Commission. The robotics engineering program will seek accreditation at the earliest opportunity allowed under the policies of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Accreditation review will be scheduled immediately following the graduation of the first cohort of seniors and is typically awarded retroactively. All engineering programs at Widener have been accredited since their inception.

What is the salary range for robotics engineers?

The annual salary for robotics engineers ranges from $54,480 to $120,884 depending upon the location and tenure, according to

What are the Scholarship Opportunities for freshmen and transfer students?

Scholarships are available for academically talented students including a limited number of full-tuition scholarships.  In addition, qualified freshmen and transfer students are awarded a high-end laptop computer by the School of Engineering.

Do you offer opportunities for Co-op employment or internships, and what are the advantages of a four-year co-op?

Widener’s engineering four-year co-op program enables eligible students to complete up to one year of professional work experience and graduate one year earlier than typical five-year co-op programs. By graduating from a four-year co-op, substantial savings in the cost of the degree are realized. In addition, significant income as an engineer is earned while students enrolled in a typical five-year co-op are finishing their senior year. Widener engineering students can choose to participate in the optional four-year cooperative education program or pursue summer internship opportunities. By attending classes and working during alternate summers, co-op students follow the same curriculum and graduate in the same four-year time period as students who choose not to participate in co-op.

Do you have special interest housing available for engineering students?

Yes. We highly recommend the Engineering Living Learning Communities for our freshmen.

Do you offer an engineering honors program?

Yes. The Engineering Honors Program (EHP) offers an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their engineering education with advanced engineering honors courses, honors seminars, collaboration with faculty on research, civic engagement, and professional and leadership development. Participants experience an intellectual and challenging classroom environment. The EHP is integrated into the engineering curriculum and offers participants the opportunity to complete their program of study in four years with a Certificate of Honors in Engineering.