Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Robotics Minor


Coordinator: Nathan Sprague
Phone: (540) 568-3312
Email: spragunr@jmu.edu

Website: https://www.jmu.edu/cise/cs/undergraduate/minors.shtml#robotics

The cross disciplinary minor in robotics is intended to offer STEM majors and students with an interest in science and technology a fundamental understanding of scientific and technical issues involved in the design, construction and application of robots.

Educational Goals

  • Students will have a basic understanding of robot control systems, sensors, motion, circuits and the overall design of robots.
  • Students will be able to design and develop autonomous robots and robot control software.
  • Students will develop an understanding of how advances in robotics technology can be used in diverse applications.
  • Students will learn to work on a cross disciplinary team developing a technical product.

Required Courses


  • Basic Preparation 1

Choose one of the following: 3-4 Credit Hours


The 20 credit hour option is only available with the selection of MATH 232 .

Choose one of the following: 4 Credit Hours


Students who have completed the physical principles area of The Natural World  with a course not listed below should meet with the minor advisor.

Core Course


Electives


At least one elective must be from a different department from the core course.

Robotics Project Course


Total: 20-21 Credit Hours


Footnotes


1 A basic preparation course may be waived by the minor advisor if a student has completed a comparable course or experience.

2 CISE 481  is intended to summarize a capstone robotics project experience. In order to register for CISE 481  students must have completed or be enrolled in an approved capstone, special topics, or independent study course that involves a robotics  project. At the discretion of the robotics minor advisor, students may also qualify for CISE 481  by completing an internship, research experience or professional project that entails robotics design and/or development. Consult the minor advisor for more information.