A Proposed Learner-Centered Mechatronics Engineering Instructional ProgramProceedings of the 2010 ASEE Southeastern Annual Conference and Meeting
Document TypeConference Proceeding
Abstract/DescriptionThis paper examines the need and requirements for a mechatronics degree program. The results of a survey of the few existing programs in this field are provided. Then, using a case study example for Virginia Tech, a proposed mechatronics curriculum based on a learner-centered paradigm is described. The curriculum combines existing courses in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering with new, hands-on courses to provide students with a chance to practice and explore the subject matter in ways consistent with the demands of both industry and accreditation. This program, if implemented, could provide a university with a unique offering to attract top students by better preparing them for the types of problems they will encounter in the modern world.
Sponsorship/Conference/InstitutionAmerican Society for Engineering Education
Citation InformationPatrick N Currier, Richard Goff and Janis Terpenny. "A Proposed Learner-Centered Mechatronics Engineering Instructional Program" Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Southeastern Annual Conference and Meeting (2010)
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