School of Engineering
- Kirkbride Hall
- tel: 610-499-4037
- fax: 610-499-4059
- Assistant Dean
- Kirkbride Hall, Room 101
- tel: 610-499-4037
Program Objectives & Student Outcomes, Robotics
Job growth for robotics engineers is anticipated to rise rapidly to meet the demand to invent, research, design, manufacture, sell, and service robotics systems and components. A degree in robotics engineering can serve as the basis for advanced degrees in mechatronics or related fields such as aerospace, biomedical, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. It can also serve as the basis for other careers such as business, law, and medicine.
The objective of the robotics engineering program at Widener is to prepare students for a successful career in industry or government, or to pursue advanced studies. Graduates are expected to demonstrate creativity, innovation, critical thinking, strong communication skills, and the ability to work in teams.
Over the course of their studies, graduates of the program shall have demonstrated:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.