Biorobotics Certificate

Program Overview

The Biorobotics Certificate program is offered through the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program, an initiative resulting from the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program in healthcare robotics, is open to graduate students enrolled in any degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The motivation for developing this certificate program is to encourage the development of bold, new, transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training in robotics.

The Biorobotics Certificate will equip each student with the fundamentals of robotics coupled with engineering, biological science, and ethics. It is an interdisciplinary program that expands opportunities for students in emerging field of biorobotics. 


The requirements outlined below are supplemental to the certificate requirements established by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Student must complete a graduate degree in any academic unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Student must complete two Biorobotics core courses, both with a grade of B or higher
  • Student must complete two Biorobotics electives, both with a grade of B or higher

Core Courses

  • ECE/BMED/ME 7785 – Introduction to Robotics Research
  • ECE/BMED/ME 8750 – Multidisciplinary Robotics Research 

Elective Courses

  • ECE/PHIL 6710 – Ethics of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Research
  • ECE/BMED 8823 – Clinical Experiences for Engineers
  • APPH 6231 – Human Motor Control
  • APPH 6232 – Locomotion Neuromechanic
  • APPH 6236 – Neuromuscular Physiology
  • APPH 6400 – Human Neuroanatomy
  • APPH/ME 6746 – Rehabilitative Engineering 

If you have met the requirements to complete the Biorobotics Certificate, apply here.