Are you ready to join a revolutionary industry that is on the cusp of influencing every aspect of the way we work and live? If you enjoy solving technical challenges and love being creative, a major in robotics engineering could be the perfect fit for you.
We are leading the region with the introduction of a robotics major and are among a few pioneering institutions offering this exciting opportunity nationwide. Our robotics engineering degree will prepare you for a career on the cutting edge of technology in one of the most innovative regions in the U.S.
The use of robotics systems is expanding at an accelerated pace into almost every industry, including aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, health care, homeland security, pharmaceutical, and transportation.
Our robotics engineering program provides a broad-based education in a supportive environment that encourages inquisitive, analytical, and creative thinking. You will be exposed to real-world practical aspects of the robotics engineering profession.
Here, you will practice what you learn, by participating in multiple lab courses and team-based projects as part of the curriculum, and through undergraduate research opportunities.
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For an inside track into your career, the School of Engineering offers an optional cooperative education program where you can complete up to one year of professional work experience and graduate within 4 years, unlike other universities that extend the length of undergraduate programs.
As a co-op student, you'll spend your first year in the classroom, but in your sophomore year you'll spend 4 months working in the industry. Your third year can contain up to 8 months of work experience and you'll finish your final year on camps.
This co-op allows you to start your professional career 1 year earlier than a typical 5-year co-op program and earn an additional year of salary. You may also have the opportunity to receive full-time employment from your co-op or internship employers upon graduation.
The Loading... provides robotics engineering students with solid exposure to foundational business topics such as accounting, economics, finance, and management, and can be integrated into the 4-year robotics engineering curriculum.
It also qualifies interested students to apply for an MBA following their graduation, which can be earned in 1 year.
The Loading... offers a broad-based knowledge of mechanical systems, electronics, sensors, and controls in the pioneering and expanding field of robotics. The curriculum includes topics from electrical and mechanical engineering and provides hands-on experience in robotics systems.
Customize your robotics engineering degree within the program by choosing to Loading... in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, or mechanical engineering. Minors outside the School of Engineering are available in areas such as business, computer science, and mathematics. Engineering students who are interested in gaining additional knowledge beyond their declared major should contact their academic advisor.
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Need a new laptop to start college? The School of Engineering awards laptops to high school and transfer students who meet the following requirements.
Graduate high school with a combined math and critical reading SAT score of 1310 or higher or ACT composite score of 28 or higher with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) that completed 1 calculus and 1 science course approved for engineering.
Enroll in 1 of Widener’s engineering majors – biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, or robotics – and remain enrolled full time for 4 semesters pursuing a designated engineering curriculum.
The Engineering LLC provides freshman engineering students a unique opportunity to live and learn together through a variety of co-curricular activities and social events.
This peer support system eases the transition to college. Monthly meetings introduce freshmen to scholarly faculty work, and diverse programming complements the classroom while addressing personal development, academic skills, and success in the engineering profession.
To request housing in the engineering LLC, look for an email from Admissions after you've made your deposit describing how to complete the online housing application.
The engineering honors program is an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their engineering education with advanced honors courses, an honors seminar, collaboration with faculty on research, civic engagement, and professional and leadership development opportunities.
Students can complete their program of study in 4 years graduating with a certificate of honors in engineering.
The first of its kind in the region, our robotics engineering program will prepare you for a career on the cutting edge of technology in one of most innovative regions of the country. Here, you'll partner with prestigious faculty on research, build relationships with industry professionals, and participate in hands-on learning.
Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major
Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.
We're ranked among the 10 best colleges for engineering.
This multidisciplinary field integrates knowledge from various areas such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. The overarching goal of robotics engineers is to create systems that can do work that is dangerous or not suitable for humans, or perform tasks with speed and accuracy that are otherwise unachievable.
Widener Robotics Club
Join the student-run robotics club at Widener, and participate in various robotics competitions, where you design, build, and program robots to compete against other universities around the country. Members of the club hosted a VEX competition at Widener for elementary through high school students, with the help of corporate sponsorships from Merck, Monroe Energy, and Health Mats.
Faculty members (not graduate assistants) teach all lecture and laboratory courses and are responsible for academic advising. Our faculty members are widely recognized for their scholarly achievements, and their first priority is your success.
Through the co-op program, you can complete professional work experience and graduate in 4 years. The benefit: you'll not only save educational costs but you'll also start your career earlier than most engineering graduates.
Less than one year after launching the first robotics undergraduate major in the region, students, faculty and staff in the School of Engineering have become fully immersed in the world of competitive...
When comparing costs, we encourage you to look beyond sticker price. Because Widener is a private institution, we’re able to offer financial assistance that brings our exceptional education within reach.
Our financial aid team takes the guessing game out of applying for financial aid. To determine your financial aid package, including scholarships and grants, apply and complete the financial aid process. You might be surprised at how much we can offer in assistance.
Next steps to apply
Applying online has never been easier—and it’s free! We also accept the Common Application. Take the next step toward joining the Widener Pride.