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

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    1. ECPI University

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      • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
      • Bachelor's - Electronics Engineering Technology
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      • Associate's - Electronics Engineering Technology
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    2. Colorado Technical University

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    Master's
      • Master: Computer Engineering
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    3. Purdue University

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    Master's
      • Master of Science in Engineering Technology
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    4. University of Delaware

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      • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    5. Penn Foster High School

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      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
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    6. Excelsior College

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      • BS in Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics)
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    7. Virginia College

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      • Associate: Network Engineering
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    8. Penn Foster Career School

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    Certificate
      • Career Diploma: Electronics Technician
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    Indiana State University

  • Rochester, NY

    Rochester Institute of Technology

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ECPI University

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

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Colorado Technical University

  • Master: Computer Engineering

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Engineering Technology

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University of Delaware

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Penn Foster High School

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Excelsior College

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  • BS in Electrical Engineering Technology (Nanotechnology)
  • AAS in Technical Studies (Computer Technologies)
  • AAS in Technical Studies (Electromechanical Technologies)

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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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