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|Title: ||What is mechatronics and why teach it?|
|Authors: ||Bradley, David A.|
|Affiliation: ||University of Abertay Dundee. School of Computing & Engineering Systems|
|Issue Date: ||Oct-2004|
|Publisher: ||Manchester University Press|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|Rights: ||Published version (c)Manchester University Press, available from http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/journals/download.asp?id=11|
|Citation: ||Bradley, D. 2004. What is mechatronics and why teach it? International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. 41(4): pp.275-291. Available from http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/journals/download.asp?id=11|
|Abstract: ||Despite a world-wide interest in mechatronics education, there is no clear and consistent
understanding of what mechatronics is, nor how, and at what level, it should be taught. The key
challenge for mechatronics course designers is seen as that of ensuring an appropriate balance
between depth and breadth while providing opportunities to enable students to practise integration.
The paper discusses this in relation to a number of mechatronic themes. Factors influencing the design,
structure and content of a mechatronics programme are discussed and suggestions made as to the
possible core content of such a programme.|
|Appears in Collections:||Computing & Engineering Systems Collection|
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