Robotics Engineering (BS)

Program of Study

Core IMPACTS Area : Institutional Priorities 14-5
Choose one of the following communication options3
Public Speaking
Foreign Language Course Options
AMSL, ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, GREK, ITAL, JAPN, KREN, LATIN, PORT, SPAN - 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002; SWAH - 1001, 1002.
Take one of the following courses1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Core IMPACTS Area : Mathematics & Quantitative Skills 13-7
DATA 1501Introduction to Data Science 3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3
MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
MATH 1113Pre-Calculus4
MATH 1125Applied Calculus3
MATH 1131Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1132Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 1165Computer-Assisted Problem Solving3
MATH 1401Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 1501Calculus I4
MATH 2125Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 1401Elementary Statistics3
Core IMPACTS Area : Political Science and U.S. History 6
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Core IMPACTS Area : Arts, Humanities, and Ethics 6
Select one Fine Arts course3
Art Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Comparative Arts 2
Select one Humanities course3
World Literature I
World Literature II
The Western Intellectual Tradition
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Introduction to Philosophy
Comparative Arts 2
Core IMPACTS Area : Communicating in Writing 6
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Core IMPACTS Area : Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences 1,37-11
ANTH 1145Human Origins3
ASTR 1105Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System3
ASTR 1106Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies3
ASTR 1305Descriptive Astronomy Lab1
ATSC 1112Understanding the Weather3
ATSC 1112LUnderstanding the Weather Lab1
BIOL 1125Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab3
BIOL 1215KIntroductory Biology4
BIOL 1225KContemporary Issues in Biology with Lab4
CHEM 1151
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1152
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1212
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CPSC 1105Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology3
CPSC 1301KComputer Science I4
ENVS 1105Environmental Studies3
ENVS 1105LEnvironmental Studies Laboratory1
ENVS 1205KSustainability and the Environment4
GEOG 2215Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 1110Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment3
GEOL 1121Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology3
GEOL 1121LIntroductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab1
GEOL 1122Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology3
GEOL 1322Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab1
GEOL 2225The Fossil Record4
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1311
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1312
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
PHYS 1125Physics of Color and Sound3
PHYS 1325Physics of Color and Sound Lab1
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2311
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
PHYS 2212
PHYS 2312
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
Core IMPACTS Area : Social Sciences6
Select one Behavioral Science course
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one World Cultures course3
Discovering Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Core IMPACTS Total Hours42
Health and Wellness3
KINS 1106Lifetime Wellness2
or PHED 1205 Concepts of Fitness
Select one of the following1
Any PEDS course
Body Mapping (Music Majors Only)

The hours applied in the Institutional Priorities; Mathematics & Quantitative Skills; and Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences areas must add to 18 credit hours. 


ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both Fine Arts and Humanities, may be taken only once. 


At least 4 of the credit hours in this area must be in a lab science course.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
Complete the core requirements for this program45
Core Total45
Field of Study Requirements
Minimum grade of C is required
ENGR 2221Computing for Engineers 13
ENGR 2255Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Design3
MATH 2115Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2135Calculus with Analytic Geometry 34
PHYS 2212Principles of Physics II3
PHYS 2312Principles of Physics II Lab1
Take 1 hour of department-approved coursework 1
Field of Study Requirements Total18
Required for the Major
Minimum grade of C is required
ENGR 1701Introduction to Robotics1
ENGR 2115Statics3
ENGR 2125Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
ENGR 2206Digital Logic4
ENGR 3235Circuit Analysis3
ENGR 3236Introduction to Signal Processing3
ENGR 3245Robotics Engineering Design Lab2
ENGR 3255Sensors and Actuators3
ENGR 3275Feedback Control Systems3
ENGR 4391Robotics Senior Design 12
ENGR 4392Robotics Senior Design 22
ENGR 5151UComputer Vision 13
ENGR 5161UElements of Machine Intelligence3
ENGR 5176UKinematics and Dynamics3
ENGR 5236UMicroelectronic Circuits3
ENGR 5238UIntroduction to Embedded Systems3
MATH 1131Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (If course taken in Core IMPACTS, student may substitute department-approved elective coursework)4
MATH 1132Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (If course taken in Core IMPACTS, student may substitute department-approved elective coursework)4
MATH 3107Differential Equations3
MATH 3175Introduction to Probability3
Required for the Major Total58
Major Electives
Choose 2 hours from the following options:2
Any 1000+ science course
Any 1000+ ENGR course
Any 3000+ MATH/STAT class with advisor approval
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Any 3000+ CPSC class with advisor approval
Major Electives Total2
Total Credit Hours123
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (minimum grade of C; 3 credits Area A and 1 credit Area F) 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (minimum grade of C) 3
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (minimum grade of C) 1
ENGR 2255 Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Design (minimum grade of C) 3
Institutional Priorities ITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1; may be repeated with different topic), PERS 1507 (2) 1
ENGR 1701 Introduction to Robotics (minimum grade of C) 1
 Credit Hours16
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1132 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (minimum grade of C) 4
PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I (minimum grade of C) 3
PHYS 2311 Principles of Physics I Lab (minimum grade of C) 1
Program ElectivesElective (minimum grade of C) 3
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
MATH 2115 Introduction to Linear Algebra (minimum grade of C) 3
PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II (minimum grade of C) 3
PHYS 2312 Principles of Physics II Lab (minimum grade of C) 1
ENGR 2115 Statics (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 2221 Computing for Engineers 1 (minimum grade of C) 3
Social SciencesBehavioral Science 1 3
 Credit Hours16
MATH 3107 Differential Equations (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 2206 Digital Logic (minimum grade of C) 4
ENGR 2125 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies (minimum grade of C) 3
Program ElectivesElective (minimum grade of C) 3
Institutional OptionsCOMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
MATH 2135 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3 (minimum grade of C) 4
ENGR 3236 Introduction to Signal Processing (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 3235 Circuit Analysis (minimum grade of C) 3
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsHumanities Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
MATH 3175 Introduction to Probability (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 3275 Feedback Control Systems (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 3255 Sensors and Actuators (minimum grade of C) 3
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsFine Arts Elective 3
Health and WellnessPEDS Physical Education course 1*** 1
Program ElectivesElective (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
ENGR 4391 Robotics Senior Design 1 (minimum grade of C) 2
ENGR 5161U Elements of Machine Intelligence (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 5176U Kinematics and Dynamics (minimum grade of C) 3
ENGR 5236U Microelectronic Circuits (minimum grade of C) 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
 Credit Hours14
ENGR 4392 Robotics Senior Design 2 (minimum grade of C) 2
ENGR 5238U Introduction to Embedded Systems (minimum grade of C) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
ENGR 5151U Computer Vision 1 (minimum grade of C) 3
Social SciencesWorld Cultures Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours121

Students are recommended to take ECON 2105 Macroeconomics or ECON 2106  Microeconomics as their Social Sciences: Behavioral Science course.

Additional Notes

  • Courses in Areas B, C, E, and Wellness are interchangeable and can be taken at any time, with a recommendation of only taking one per semester to spread them out.
  • This course map assures placement in MATH 1131 Calculus I first fall semester. If the student is not able to take it first semester, then many courses are pushed back one year (Physics, Statics, and anything that has those as prerequisites). Students are highly encouraged to take a math placement test as soon as possible before their first semester.
  • Students are recommended to take ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 as their Area E Behavioral Science course.
  • This program map illustrates appropriate coursework for completing a degree within four years, provided the course grades allow for earned credit. Please consult with your advisor to determine when courses can be switched out with others and taken in a different semester or sequence than illustrated since not all courses are taught every semester. This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract on the part of CSU since degree requirements or course offerings could change. As always, check with your advisor.

Admission Requirements

Please see the general undergraduate admission requirements. There are no additional admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Robotic. 

Additional Program Requirements

Please see the undergraduate academic regulations section of the catalog. There are no additional academic regulations for the Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering.