Robotics includes many technical aspects, such as mechatronics, kinematics, controls, programming, algorithm development, and more. This certificate in Robotics prepares students for work in robotics and exposes them to several facets of the field. The program allows for a focus on the hardware and modeling or the algorithms, all of which are the integral components of robotics.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and partially online

Admission requirements

The applicant must be an incoming or existing Masters or PhD student in Engineering and must meet the following admissions requirements:

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


13 credit hours. There are 4 credit hours of required coursework.

EML 6801 - Mechanics and Control of Robot Manipulator (3) OR CIS 6930 - Algorithms for Robotics (3)
CIS 6930 - Robotics Seminar (1)


Choose 9 elective hours from the following list. One of these specified elective classes must be taken from outside the student's home department.

EML 6594 - Haptics (3)
EML 6273 - Advanced Dynamics and Machinery (3)
CIS 6930 - Bio-inspiration for Robotics (3)
CIS 6930 -  IT Robotics Applications (3)
CIS 6930 -  IT Intelligent Agents (3)
CAP 5400 -  Digital Image Processing (3)
CAP 5625 -  Introduction to Al (3)
CAP 6415 -  Computer Vision (3)

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time limit

Five years

Department Contacts

Kyle B. Reed

(813) 974-2385

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Yaricet Ruiz

(813) 974-5624

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