Career In Robotics Engineering

Are you fascinated by Robots and want to know how they work? What are the mechanisms behind Robots?

If the answer is “Yes” then you can explore your career in the “Robotics Engineering”.

“Robotics Engineering is a field of engineering which deals with the construction, design, application and operation of robots. Robotics Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of electrical engineering & mechanical engineering“.

The majority of a robotic engineer’s time is used to design a robot & get the robot to work efficiently. One can also design a machine

A professional designer who is responsible for creating robots and robotic systems is called a “Robotics Engineer”.

What are Robots?

Robots are those machines which are able to execute the duties that humans are either unable or prefer not to complete. Some robots are manufactured to do jobs which are hazardous to people like exploring mines, defusing bombs, etc.

The word ‘Robot’ derives from the Czech word “robota,” which means forced work or labor. The mechanism behind robots is called “Robotics”.

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Robotics research engineers design robotic systems and research methods to manufacture them in a cost effective manner.

The fully autonomous robots were appeared in the second half of the 20th century. The Isaac Asimov a science fiction writer created his “Three Laws of Robotics” in the year 1942.

A robotics engineer is required to have knowledge in mechanical engineering, kinematics and dynamics, electrical and electronics engineering, control systems and software engineering.

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Courses & Eligibility

How to Get Started in Robotics Engineering?

Candidates can pursue diploma, bachelors and master courses in this field. To become a Robotics Engineer, you have to pursue a degree course in this field. Here we have mentioned some courses in this field:

Diploma Course (Four years duration):

  • Diploma in Robotics

Bachelors Courses (Four years duration):

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Robotics

Master Courses (Two years duration):

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Automation & Robotics
  • Master of Engineering (ME) in Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Remote Sensing & Wireless Sensor Networks

M.Tech in Robotics engineering provides a deep knowledge in the areas of robotics engineering by covering electro mechanics, robotics sensors and instrumentation, robotics fabrication, artificial intelligence and robotic vision.

Eligibility Criteria:

For Bachelor Courses: You can apply for a bachelor’s degree (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering after passing 12th science examination. Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the 12th standard.

For Master Courses: To apply for master degree (ME/M.Tech), students must have a bachelor’s degree (B.E/B.Tech) or any other related branches of engineering. B.Tech /BE in Electronics /Mechanical /Electrical /Computer Science and Engineering/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering are eligible to take admission in M.Tech programme.

The specialized fields of Robotics engineering are given below:

  • Micro-Robotics
  • Automation
  • Bio-Cybernetics
  • Digital Electronics and Micro-Processors
  • Medical Robotics
  • Design and Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Robot Manipulators
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing System
  • Robot Motion Planning
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Air Traffic Management Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


Admissions in these courses will be given on the basis of national, state or university level examinations. Students will get the colleges for admission on the basis of ranks secured by them in the entrance examination.

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Many top institutions and universities of India like IITs, NITs, etc. offers admissions to students on the basis of rank in JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE national level examinations.

Engineering entrance exams are:

Top institution or colleges in India which offers courses in this field:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
  • Bharath University – Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Tamil Nadu

Career & Jobs

“This field has a vast range of job opportunities for the aspiring candidates.”

After completing the degree course in this field, you can take jobs in manufacturing, maintenance, research of nuclear power plants and many other areas. Due to the advancement of technology, this robotics technology is used in space exploration, power plant maintenance, automobile industry, Petroleum exploring places, etc.

Plenty of job opportunities are available for robotics engineers both in India as well as in abroad countries. Candidates with M.Tech degree in Robotics can seek job opportunities in space research organizations such as ISRO and also in industries which manufacture microchips.

They can work in robot manufacturers. Robot engineers working for robot manufacturers are sometimes called robotics test engineers or automation system engineers.

You may also get a job for building robots for various industries such as appliances & electronics building, food packaging, etc. You can also opt teaching jobs in various government and private universities.

Job Titles:

  • Robotics Programmers
  • Robotics Technicians
  • Robot Design Engineer
  • Robotics Test Engineers
  • Senior Robotics Specialist
  • Automated  Product Design Engineer
  • Agricultural  Instrumentation Engineer
  • Robotics System Engineer
  • Robotics Testers
  • Maintenance Engineers

Some Top Recruiters are:

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Precision Automation & Robotics India Ltd.
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )


“Robotics Engineering is one of the highly rewarding fields.”

Robotic engineers salary typically depends upon their qualifications, experience, location and organization for which they are working. Robotics engineers working in abroad gets lucrative salary package.

In India, as a Robotics Engineer you can easily earn a starting salary between Rs.3 to 4 lacs per year. More experience will help you to earn more in this field.

In the USA, the average salary for a Robotics Engineer is $81 k per year. Working location, experience and education factors have also impact on the salary packages.

Books & Study Materials

Here we have listed some best books to study Robotics Engineering:

Springer Handbook of Robotics by Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib

Probabilistic Robotics by Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard

Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems Theory, Methods, and Algorithms by Jorge Angeles

Robotics and Automation Handbook by Thomas R. Kurfess

Robotics Demystified by Edwin Wise

For any other queries regarding Career In Robotics Engineering, you may leave your comments below.

Displaying 19 Comments
  1. Shirish says:

    Iam completing my mechanical engineering and have liking for Robotic engineering. What are the courses post my graduation in mechanical engineering which are available in India or out of India?

  2. Phat says:

    IIT BHU Allowed robotic engineering

  3. Suvarna Vilas Govale says:

    My son wants to go for Robotics engineering. I don’t know about this field. Want to know the scope in india n out of India, Colleges conducting Robotic engineering. Steps to complete this course till master degree in same field. Is it worth. Pl guide

  4. Aleena says:

    How can can i go to robotics engineering after 12 th and entrance exam details….

  5. Nkereuwem Abasumoh says:

    Please I want to learned more about robotic engineering

  6. Shubham says:

    How much investment is generally in becoming
    Robotic engineer and how can become with less investment?
    Please answer my question

  7. Chandrasekhar says:

    I want to join my son in Robotics engineering, which is best and affordable college in india..let me have top 20 college or university with full fee structure and mode of exam.. With all details

  8. Shubhangi Chaugule says:

    With one important course i have done before joining job in robotics field.

  9. Nitin says:

    Can you provide me a list of robotics college that offers b tech in robotics without jee mains

  10. Tushar says:

    I want to become a future robotics engineer and complete my dream

  11. Pavan says:

    I complited my 2nd puc in science, sir I want to create a robots in future days for this which cource should I join plz reply

  12. nafia says:

    I am nafia now iam in 12th standard right now i am intrested in robotics but their are many course for it i like to know whole things about robotics both merits and drmerits of it

  13. Debashish sarkar says:

    hello sir,
    now iam in 12 in next year i want to take admission in ai engineering can you tell me pls sir if i am taking the course so can i will be able to make computer brain?

  14. Ansh kumar says:

    Can a student who has opted Commerce in gr.12 with Math & IT as main subject can go for degree in Robotics.

  15. mukesh says:

    sir i like to study robotic,what is the cut-off marks according 12th public exam for joing robotics in top colleges

  16. Syed Nadra Ibrahim says:

    Sir, I am a twelth class student and i am thinking to do robotics after twelth.but i think robotics engineering would be very difficult as i have scored only eightytwo percent in high school

  17. vined mathew says:

    Sir, iam btech electrical and electronics engineering student (2014-2018) batch . I need to know more about robotics field . I have a plan to join robotics field aftrcmpleting my btech .

  18. N.Ganesh says:

    Sir, I completed diploma. Now I am studying 2nd year in A.P.but I want do robotic engineering . but I don’t know in which college to study. So please tell me the college name and which is the best course for diploma E.E.E students

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