Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing

The Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing certificate will introduce learners to the role of industrial robots and automation in manufacturing and logistics plants and facilities. The course covers topics on robot classification types, machines, and AI vision applications. Learners are also made aware of economic, maintenance, and safety factors, and its impact on automation. Additional course topics include – Human-Machine Interaction and advances and robot programming.

Starts: Monday, October 31, 2022
Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Discounts available for Corporate Partners or companies with 5+ registrants

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

Course materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.


INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Course schedule by week

Week Topic Engagement Individual Assessments

Introduction to Industrial Robots & Automation


Individual Assessment-1


Robot Classification Types, Programming


Individual Assessment-2


Machine Vision in Robotics


Individual Assessment-3


Robotics and AI in Logistics and Manufacturing


Individual Assessment-4


Economic, Maintenance and Safety Factors


Individual Assessment-5


Human Machine Interaction and Advances


Individual Assessment-6