Free Online Robotics Engineering Courses from Top Universities

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Top universities that offer robotics engineering courses for free include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Individuals can choose from four classes dealing with robot design and programming.
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Free Robotics Engineering Courses

A number of free classes on building robotic systems are available for study through through MIT's OpenCourseWare. Classes offered are designed to be hands-on in nature, though no teachers will look at students' work and credits aren't awarded. However, students can still learn concepts in robotics design by reading lectures notes and downloading reading materials.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Typical hands-on work that students would normally complete in MIT's robotic engineering courses include designing, building and programming their own robot, though this kind of work is voluntary in these free courses. Optional course materials can help students learn how to create autonomous systems and how to write a player program for Robocraft (a computer game).

Free Online Robotics Engineering Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Autonomous Robot Design Competition course from MIT Undergraduate Text, Video, Lab Projects Yes No Yes
Lego Robotics course from MIT Undergraduate Text, Lab Projects Yes No Yes
Cognitive Robotics course from MIT Graduate Text, Lab Projects Yes No Yes
Robocraft Programming Competition course from MIT Undergraduate/Graduate Text, Lab Projects No No Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
      • Bachelor's - Electronics Engineering Technology
    Associate's
      • Associate's - Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD-TIM - Engineering Management
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Engineering Management
      • MBA - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Computer Engineering
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Virginia College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate: Network Engineering
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma: Electronics Technician
  • Rochester, NY

    Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Terre Haute, IN

    Indiana State University

  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Indianapolis, IN

    Indiana University

  • Online Programs Available
    10. University of Delaware

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Featured Schools

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ECPI University

  • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
  • Bachelor's - Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Associate's - Electronics Engineering Technology

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Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Engineering Management
  • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • MSTIM - Engineering Management
  • MBA - Management of Engineering and Technology

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Colorado Technical University

  • Master: Computer Engineering

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Virginia College

  • Associate: Network Engineering

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Penn Foster Career School

  • Career Diploma: Electronics Technician

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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