Minor in Robotics

Gain specialized skills in a rapidly growing field. 

student working with a robotic arm.

A Robotics minor provides hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology, positioning you at the forefront of innovation and making you more competitive in the job market. This unique minor can complement many majors and prepare you for diverse career opportunities in industries like manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the current trends and the roles robots play within particular technical areas.
  • Apply appropriate theories and methods to analyze and understand the control of spatial mechanisms.
  • Identify, formulate and solve problems that lend themselves to robotic solutions within one’s area of interest.
  • Understand a robotic integration process within a technical environment of interest.
  • Identify programming needs related to user/robot interfaces and path-planning.
  • Understand the influence robots have on advanced manufacturing and collaborative environments.
  • Communicate effectively about robotic problem solutions, technologies, and system designs.


Non-SEAS students who wish to take courses for the Robotics Minor can request registration via the Force Registration Form in the SEAS Portal.

Admissions Information

Students who wish to minor in Robotics must be in good academic standing in a SEAS major or satisfy the core course requirement for admission to a SEAS major. Students must also have:

  • An overall GPA and UB GPA of at least 2.5 
  • Completed 45 total credit hours at UB or elsewhere

See our Admission to SEAS for Current UB Students page for more information. 

How to Apply

Students who meet the requirements can apply online through the SEAS Major/Minor Change Application form. See the Admission to a SEAS Minor or Certificate page for application deadlines and additional details.

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1006 Furnas Hall
(716) 645-1417