The Robotics and Control Designated Emphasis (graduate minor) may be pursued with any UCSC graduate program, but is most appropriate for students in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering graduate programs. Students pursuing the designated emphasis satisfy all the requiements of their home M.S. or Ph.D. program, as well as course, seminar, and research requirements related to Robotics and Control.
There is also an undergraduate B.S. in Robotics Engineering.
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The graduate designated emphasis (DE) leading to the degree notation "with an emphasis in Robotics and Control" is a collaboration of faculty from several Baskin School of Engineering programs and is administered by the Department of Computer Engineering. Students wishing to complete a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation in this area satisfy the degree requirements of a primary program as well as of the DE. The DE is most suitable for students pursuing degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, but students from any area may work in this interdisciplinary field so long as they meet all requirements, including progress, within the primary degree program. A current list of the robotics and control faculty and electives is available at the Computer Engineering web site, ce.ucsc.edu.
Committee composition. The student's Ph.D. or M.S. committee must include one member of the robotics and control faculty.
Writing. The student's dissertation or thesis must include a significant section (chapter) related to robotics and control, with content suitable for a conference or journal article.
Course requirements. The student must complete four five-credit graduate courses and several two-credit seminar courses. All students must complete CMPE241: Introduction to Feedback Control Systems (crosslisted as EE241), and three 5-credit robotics and control graduate electives.
Master's students must complete two offerings of CMPE280C: Seminar on Control (2 credits). Doctoral students must complete four offerings of CMPE 280C.