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Mechatronics education at Virginia Tech
Author(s): John S. Bay; William R. Saunders; Charles F. Reinholtz; Peter Pickett; Lee Johnston
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Paper Abstract

The advent of more complex mechatronic systems in industry has introduced new opportunities for entry-level and practicing engineers. Today, a select group of engineers are reaching out to be more knowledgeable in a wide variety of technical areas, both mechanical and electrical. A new curriculum in mechatronics developed at Virginia Tech is starting to bring students from both the mechanical and electrical engineering departments together, providing them wit an integrated perspective on electromechanical technologies and design. The course is cross-listed and team-taught by faculty from both departments. Students from different majors are grouped together throughout the course, each group containing at least one mechanical and one electrical engineering student. This gives group members the ability to learn from one another while working on labs and projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3518, Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining, Agile Manufacturing, and Mechatronics, (17 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332798
Show Author Affiliations
John S. Bay, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
William R. Saunders, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Charles F. Reinholtz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Peter Pickett, Lexmark Corp. (United States)
Lee Johnston, National Instruments (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3518:
Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining, Agile Manufacturing, and Mechatronics
Patrick F. Muir; Patrick F. Muir; Peter E. Orban, Editor(s)

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