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Brandeis to offer Master of Science in Robotic Software Engineering

Brandeis' Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) is launching a fully online, part-time master’s degree in Robotic Software Engineering. Designed in conjunction with experts in the field, the program addresses the growing demand for software engineers who have experience with the technologies used to power autonomous robots.

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, robotics is expected to touch nearly every facet of daily life - including employment - by 2025. "Essentially every global industry will feel the impact of autonomous robots and the software that drives them," said Krishna Gopalakrishnan, Brandeis GPS program development chair and senior software engineer at Amazon Robotics. "Software engineers who want to remain competitive in their fields will need to keep up with the specific set of skills and technologies that relate to robotics."

The robotics curriculum captures the industry's latest tools and best practices while incorporating the rigorous standards of excellence that make Brandeis one of the country's top universities. A professional advisory board made up of practicing robotic software engineers monitors the program's courses and subject matter, ensuring that the curriculum stays current and relevant. The courses are developed and taught by active robotics practitioners who engage directly with students in online classes that cap at 16 to 20 students.   A sample of the program's courses includes:

●    Modern C++ and Robotics Frameworks
●    Design and Architectural Patterns for Robotics
●    Robot Sensing and Perception

The program provides the flexibility of being fully online while also giving students hands-on experience through the incorporation of robot kits into the curriculum. With the program's capstone, students showcase an end-to-end operational scenario. All courses are ten weeks long, and students can complete the 30-credit degree in as quickly as 18 months.

Students interested in applying to the MS in Robotic Software Engineering should submit their application by June 20 for fall admission. Students may also take individual courses, prior to applying for admission or for professional development purposes. Registration for the second spring session is now open, with courses beginning April 11. Visit for more information. Note: Brandeis alumni receive a 15% tuition discount on all GPS courses and programs.

About Brandeis GPS
Brandeis University's Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) offers fully online, part-time master's degrees and professional development courses in today's most in-demand fields. With four 10-week sessions each year, students can complete their degree in as little as 18 months. Courses are led by industry experts who deliver professional insights and individualized support. Brandeis GPS is dedicated to extending the rigorous academic standards that make Brandeis University one of the top institutions in the country to a diverse population seeking to advance their careers through continuing studies. Brandeis is a medium-sized private research university with a global reach, dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education and the making of groundbreaking discoveries. The university's 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students are motivated, compassionate, curious, and open to exploring new and challenging experiences.
Categories: Campus News
Date: February 22, 2018