ZUST - Robotics Engineering

Robotics Engineering

Robot engineering is a typical new engineering major that meets the global development trend of the industry. It has strong novelty, practicality and comprehensiveness. Robot engineering trains system development, design, and application personnel with robots as the mainstay, and having both robot system and automation engineering application capabilities, control theory and mechanical and electrical system knowledge, and computer software and hardware design capabilities. Graduates of this major can find employment in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, electronic technology, automation, and computers, as well as entrepreneurship and development in many emerging high-tech companies in artificial intelligence and intelligent systems or enter universities and research institutes for continuing studies. By taking this educational program the students will be able to acquire a solid basis of specialized knowledge and practical engineering skills.

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Career Prospects

Currently, many countries have realized the importance of robots and all raised their ambitious plan on introducing more robots into the industry, economics, and other related areas. Germany invented the phase “Industry 4.0” and China also proposed “Intelligent manufacture 2020”. Thus the research and application on robots is highly promising to be prosperous and has only made a successful start of an even brighter future, creating a lot of practice and job opportunities. Robotic Technology and Artificial Intelligence are in rapid development, and therefore all kinds of new intelligent systems such as industrial robotic, the internet of things, vehicular networking, unmanned vehicle, unmanned aerial vehicles emerge endlessly, which requires many robotics engineering talents, maintaining the optimistic prospect of employment.

After four years of study in Robotics Engineering, approximately half of the graduates start a career in the industry, qualified as system engineers, hardware engineers, algorithm engineers, or project managers, who can go to the robotics, electronics, artificially intelligence, information technology companies such as HUAWEI, Panasonic, SIEMENS, Rockwell, Alibaba, Supcon, Media, GREE etc.

The other graduates continue to pursue postgraduate studies, in universities around China and overseas e.g. in Europe. Their excellent academic performance and extra-curriculum activity give them an overwhelming advantage in scholarship applications. And many graduates proceed to pursue master’s degree at our own AEE school with familiar supervisors.

Enrollment Advantage

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology-Rockwell Automation Comprehensive Laboratory was established under the support of Rockwell Automation a world’s famous company in 2015. It is an automation engineering application base that can provide theoretical teaching and engineering practice platforms for the majors of robotics engineering, automation, electrical engineering, and automation. It has 20 sets of PLC control experiments, asynchronous motor drive control experiments, and servo motor control experimental device each, and 3 sets of college student competition training equipment.

Students are assigned their personal mentors to guide in course selection, to suggest career paths, to provide additional resources and laboratory access, supervise after-class hands-on projects and competitions, to arrange on-campus part-time positions and industry internship opportunities. Our graduates have achieved excellent GPA performance and numerous competition awards, scholarships, and honors.

Extensive practical platforms and interactive teaching methods

By taking this educational program the students will be able to acquire a solid basis of specialized knowledge and practical engineering skills. This major has a sound record of winning the championships of the nationwide robot contests in recent years, which will benefit those interested students. The department has a great variety of experimental instruments and devices that will also help students enhance their manipulative ability. The Department-Enterprise Cooperation Bases such as the SUPCON Tech. Co. Ltd., Holley Tech. Co. Ltd, MEACON Automation Ltd. etc provide a series of opportunities for extensive practical technical or marketing training.

15 relevant and well-equipped laboratories: Measurement and Control Tech Lab, Photoelectric Detection Tech Lab, Automotive Electronic Lab, Sensor Technique Lab, Circuit Principle Lab, DCS Lab, PLC Lab, etc.

Long-standing international academic cooperation and intensive collaboration with local enterprises

The department has long-history international cooperation with universities in Germany and the US and has yearly exchange visiting teachers and students. The professors and tutors have rich overseas experience in teaching and conducting scientific research or have long-term industrial experience at enterprises. Students will have good opportunities to practice or conduct internships at local well-known enterprises.

Main Courses

  • Circuit Principle and Electronic Technique
  • Sensors and Testing Technology
  • Machine Vision and Digital Image Processing
  • Engineering Optics
  • Single-Chip Microcomputer Principles and Applications
  • Photoelectric Detection Technology
  • Fundamentals of Robot Control
  • Signal and System
  • Automatization Instrumentation
  • Virtual Instrument and LabVIEW Language
  • Embedded System (DSP, ARM or EDA)
  • Employment Prospects

By completing the program, graduates will have a diverse recruitment prospect in many relevant industrial areas including, but not limited to: electronics, optics, electrical engineering, robot technology, photoelectric instrumentation, photoelectric detection technology, precision measurement technology, automation, artificial intelligence and embedded computer science, depending on their interests and personal skills. They can conduct scientific and technological research, industrial practice and carry out various experiments in related high-tech enterprises such as SUPCON, HOLLEY, MEACON, BOSCH, BMW, SIEMENS, HUAWEI, PHILIPS, Midea, GREE, etc. and in research institutes or related higher education institutions.