State-of-the-art Instruction, Hands-on Experience, and Exposure to Key Business Concepts

The MRSD program distinguishes itself from other degree programs by combining state-of-the-art instruction in the science and technology of robotics, hands-on implementation experience, exposure to key business concepts and practices essential to high-technology product development company operations, and the opportunity to complete an internship with a recognized robotics company. The program curriculum consists of 162 units and is designed to be completed full-time in 16 consecutive months. It includes three semesters of full-time courses at Carnegie Mellon and an optional 3-month summer practicum/internship with an affiliated industrial partner in the field of robotics. In addition to learning about the latest robot technologies, students will also be challenged to apply and refine innovative thinking and problem-solving techniques in a team-oriented setting.

Critical Skills

MRSD strives to teach the critical skills that technology companies value in their employees. Upon completing the program, students should have an understanding of innovative product development, team management, production-readiness, marketing, sales & support as well as strategic technology planning, budgeting, and overall leadership. Graduates of MRSD are expected to have high-level technical and managerial competence, making them extremely desirable candidates for employment. Graduates will have the skills to operate at a higher technical/managerial level within a company from the start, drastically reducing the on-the-job training duration companies typically invest into an employee.

Further Information

For more information, contact ri-mrsd@ri.cmu.edu

The application period is Mid-September through December 15 (early application deadline December 3).