Graduate Embedded Certificate in BioRobotics

The Biorobotics Certificate program is offered through the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program, an initiative resulting from the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program in healthcare robotics, is open to graduate students enrolled in any degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The motivation for developing this certificate program is to encourage the development of bold, new, transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training in robotics.

The Biorobotics Certificate will equip each student with the fundamentals of robotics coupled with engineering, biological science, and ethics. It is an interdisciplinary program that expands opportunities for students in emerging field of biorobotics. 

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Program of Study

Required courses
ECE 7785Introduction to Robotics Research3
or BMED 7785 Introduction to Robotics Research
or ME 7785 Introduction to Robotics Research
ECE 8750Robotics Research Foundation I3
or BMED 8750 Multidisciplinary Robotics Research I
or ME 8750 Robotics Research Foundation I
Electives6
Special Topics
Medical Robotics
Ethics of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Research
ECE 6781
Biomedical Sensing Systems
Special Topics (Clinical Experiences for Engineers)
Special Topics
Special Topics in Automation and Mechatronics (Automation)
Biomechanical Aspects of Human Motor Control
Locomotion Neuromechanics
Neuromuscular Physiology
Human Neuroanatomy
Rehabilitation Engineering
Rehabilitation Engineering
Total Credit Hours12

The requirements outlined below are supplemental to the certificate requirements established by the Georgia Institute of Technology:

  • Student must complete a graduate degree in any academic unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Student must complete two Biorobotics core courses, both with a grade of B or higher
  • Student must complete two Biorobotics electives, both with a grade of B or higher