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WPI to offer PhD in robotics engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., will become the only university to offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in robotics engineering with the addition of a PhD program starting this fall. The school will now be the third U.S. university to offer a doctoral program in this emerging field. Students pursuing a PhD in robotics engineering will complete 60 credit hours of work beyond the master's degree (or 90 credit hours past the bachelor's) and undertake original research leading to a dissertation. Program faculty will come from the computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering departments. In all, more than 30 faculty and staff members will contribute their expertise. For more information, visit

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