Lockheed Martin- MS Electrical Engineering, Specialization in Robotics and Autonomy

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Robotics and Autonomy are interdisciplinary technologies that are essential in many application areas such as manufacturing, transportation, aerospace, defense, healthcare, and beyond. Recently, the technologies have quickly grown in both defense and commercial industries, which results in the urgent needs of qualified personnel with deep knowledge in artificial intelligence, adaptive control, electrical and computer systems, programming, and a variety of other advanced topics.
The MSEE program with specialization in Robotics and Autonomy (MSEE RAS) provides students with theoretical knowledge along with practical experience in the design and implementation of intelligent robots for multiple applications. Students will get a solid theoretical and practical background in a variety of topics including the design and implementation of adaptive control systems, automated mobility, sensor technologies, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, reinforcement learning, real-time and embedded systems, robot kinematics.
Admission to this program requires a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, or other similar engineering majors. Applicants with degrees in math, physics, or closely related science majors must have 2+ years of working experience in electrical, electronic, or computer engineering areas. All applicants are required to have 3.0 or above GPA (last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units), admission may be granted to applicants with GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 if an applicant has qualifying professional experience in the engineering field. Valid TOEFL score of at least 80 if the bachelor degree was earned outside of the U.S.

Program Status

First cohort will launch in Fall 2022  

  • Application deadline is June 1, 2022, document deadline is June 20, 2022.

Program Schedule

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Program Specialist
Anna Kurpiewska

Academic Program 

Academic Program
Thuy Le

Key Benefits

  • Program focuses on Lockheed Martin (LM)
  • Courses developed by SJSU professors and Lockheed subject matter experts
  • Courses are offered at Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale campus and hybrid delivery available for remote students
  • Program is designed and delivered as per a predetermined schedule
  • Class meetings one night/week
  • Take classes together with other students in the same cohort

Program Details

  • Eleven courses (33 units) are required
    • 8 technical courses, 24 units
    • 2 MSEE project/Thesis courses (EE 297A & EE 297B), 6 units
    • 1 Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) course (EE 295), 3 units
  • Each course meets one night (4 hours) a week for 11 weeks
  • Courses are delivered year-round in fall, spring, and summer

Class Location

Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale campus


**The program is open to Lockheed Martin employees only