Hi all, I've finally narrowed down my career interests to robotics and controls. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I'm looking at a couple different grad programs at a local school: MSEE with a focus on robotics and controls. M. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on controls. MS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration with a focus on automated manufacturing. I think the first and second choices would give me a control theory background which could be applied to anything I suppose, but I know I would need some remedial coursework. The third one isn't focused on control theory but rather system simulations in manufacturing, automation controls, plc programming, robots and cnc in automated manufacturing, along with some design of experiments and a six sigma course/project. Am I correct in viewing the third one as more of an 'applied degree' within a manufacturing role that implements solutions with automated systems? Whereas the first two you could actually, for example, design the robots that are used in manufacturing? Anyone with experience in either area can chime in! What do you like/dislike about what you do on a day to day basis? I just want to make sure I'm making a fair analysis based on my interests. I don't mind diving into advanced math, which I anticipate the controls coursework to be, but I also like seeing the practical side of things, how systems are actually implemented and used. Also, what would you consider to be the main differences between a 'controls' curriculum in the ME department vs the EE department?