Program Overview 

The 100% online concentration in autonomy (ATNO) offers an area of specialization in the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)/ Master of Science (MS) degree. This concentration focuses on the analysis, control and design of autonomous systems spanning various application domains. The courses in this concentration will establish fundamental theories and tools for modeling, analyzing, and developing algorithms to achieve autonomy of both individual systems and a network of interconnected systems. Autonomous systems are playing a significant role in modern society including self-driving cars and other uncrewed vehicles. The autonomy concentration supports current and future engineers facing challenges in designing, analyzing, and controlling autonomous systems in many engineering applications including exploration of unknown areas, search and rescue and package delivery. 

Course Topical Areas: 

Control Theory Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning  Networks

Degree Requirements with the Autonomy Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires 30 credit hours with at least 18 credits of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses. The ATNO concentration must be completed within these degree requirements. 

Creating Your Plan of Study 

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic adviser will help you create an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals.     

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.