Department of Robot Engineering


ERICA campus Fifth Engineering Building


Robotics is the field of study that deals with robot system that can perceive the external environment, make decisions about it and then perform intelligent actions autonomously in ways similar to humans. Robotics is considered as one of the frontier technologies that can lead the national industrial development in the future as the automotive industry and the semiconductor industry did before. The ERICA Campus, Hanyang University maintains a high reputation in the field of robotics through many years of performing numerous government and industry projects and research activities. In this background, Robotics department is founded in 2013 with the goal of providing the best college level robotics education and becoming the top-level research robotics institution. Robotics department is one of the Rainbow Department in ERICA campus, offering 4 year scholarship for its students.
Robotics is an interdisciplinary field of study, requiring knowledge from mechanical engineering, electric/electronic engineering and computer science, and reflecting these requirement, the curriculum of the Robotics department includes the topics from these domains as well as basic mathematics and science subjects, and strikes a balance between theory and experiment. Outside the class, the department also supports the departmental robotics club HY-MEC, giving students the chance of practical experience of robotics. The ERICA campus houses the robotics group of KITECH and Kyunggi Technopark, which offers the students the up-to-date robotics research trends through many seminars and internship opportunities.
The Robotics department is committed to training its students so that they become the world-class robotics researchers & educators, industrial robotic engineers and government policy makers on national industry.

Undergraduate Program

The Robotics department offers a program that covers the broad subject related to robotics, from the fields of mechanical engineering, electric/electronic engineering and computer science as well as a few basic and advanced robotic classes. Some of the offered classes are as follows: Freshmen - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and other basic computer programming; Sophomore – Engineering math, discrete math, statics, kinematics, basic circuit theory; Junior Year – Machine design, advanced circuit theory, signal and systems, algorithm design; Senior Year – robotic manipulation, computer vision, digital control. In addition to classes dealing with engineering theory, many experiment classes are offered so that the students can have balanced exposure to theory and practice.

Graduate Program

Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering Systems

The department of Interdisciplinary Engineering Systems is a graduate program of the Graduate School at Hanyang University. This department is supported by Creation Industry Interdisciplinary Program of MOTIE from 2014, and provide scholarship to its students. The main goal of the department is to lead Industrial fusion and Future industry and especially train human-centered HMI (Human Machine Interaction) system specialists. The faculties from various field – engineering, medical, design, culture content, and management – are participating in this program and offer the practically-oriented, project-based curriculum, linking seven participating companies. To provide the students with practical experience, the departments maintains active relationship with many institutions in Ansan Science Valley, Carnegie Mellon University (US), Ritmeikan University (Japan), and Harbin Instutition of Technology (China). The department accepts every year 15 students of various undergraduate background including engineering, design, literature studies and other fields.