CIMEL-112: Introduction to Robotics

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
CNTR for Innov Manuf Educ
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Robotics
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
CIMEL-111 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces industrial robotic safety standards, historic time line of industrial robots, industrial classification of robots, common industrial applications of robots, basic system components found in industrial robot applications, robotic motion concepts, and common robot terms and definitions used in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Introduction to Robotics, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.

Core Course Topics
  1. Robotic Safety Standards
  2. Industrial Robotic Overview and History
  3. Linematics and The Robotic Coordinate System
  4. End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)*
  5. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1 .Demonstrate industrial robotic safety standards. 2. Delineate the history of industrial robots and list common applications. 3. Employment planning of motion characteristics of a robotic coordinate system. 4. Break down requirements for common End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT) devices and sensors related to both the system and written robotics program.* 5. Diagram a basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) process

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs evaluated using standard Rubrics (see Division).


See Division for required texts/materials.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date