New Emphasis Updates
Starting Fall 2022, we've launched the Collaborative Specialization in Robotics for research stream (MASc/PhD) students. Research students who started their degree after Fall 2022 can only pursue the Collaborative Specialization in Robotics.
Research students who started their degree prior to Fall 2022 can still pursue the Emphasis in Robotics. You may be able to complete the Collaborative Specialization instead if you meet the requirements. If you have questions, contact Amanda Hacio (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advising.
Not yet a student at UofT?
You must already be enrolled in a MASc or MEng or PhD program at one of our qualifying Departments or Institutes at UofT in order to be eligible for the Graduate Emphasis in Robotics.
If you are not yet a graduate student at UofT, check out the admissions pages of our partner departments!
Are you a Computer Science Student at UofT pursuing robotics?
The University of Toronto is actively building its computer science presence in robotics, and has recently launched a CS-focused robotics research cluster at the UTM campus.
CS students are welcome to enrol in the Collaborative Specialization in Robotics.
To receive the Robotics Emphasis, eligible students must successfully complete four courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) chosen from at least two course groups, and no more than two in any given group. Note that not all courses will be offered each year.
Pre-approved substitutions are listed below. Each student will only be allowed one substitution.
Group 1: Planning and Control
Pre-approved Group 1 substitutions
Group 2: Perception and Learning
Pre-approved Group 2 substitutions
Group 3: Modelling and Dynamics
Pre-approved Group 3 substitutions
Group 4: Systems Design and Integration
Pre-approved Group 4 substitutions
Not all courses will be offered each year.
Get the Emphasis
Successfully complete the required coursework
Ensure you have successfully completed the course requirements for the emphasis: four courses from at least two course groups.
Submit your request before you graduate
Graduate Studies office verifies your transcript
Wait while the Office of the Vice Dean Graduate Studies (Engineering) verifies your transcripts to ensure that you have completed the required courses and have received final marks.
Robotics Institute approves your request
Provided Office of the Vice Dean Graduate Studies (Engineering) has deemed that you have satisfied the emphasis requirements, the Robotics Institute will approve your request.
"Robotics Emphasis" is noted on your transcript!
The Office of the Vice Dean Graduate Studies (Engineering) will notate the Robotics emphasis on your transcript: “Completed - YEAR SEMESTER- Emphasis (Degree): Robotics”