Fast tracking new courses in mechatronic engineering

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Fulcher, Robert L. and Snook, Christopher P.. 2000. "Fast tracking new courses in mechatronic engineering." Billingsley, John (ed.) Mechatronics and machine vision. Baldock, United Kingdom. Research Studies Press. pp. 3-9
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Fast tracking new courses in mechatronic engineering

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleMechatronics and machine vision
AuthorsFulcher, Robert L. (Author) and Snook, Christopher P. (Author)
EditorsBillingsley, John
Page Range3-9
SeriesRobotics and Mechatronics
Chapter Number1
Number of Pages7
Year2000
PublisherResearch Studies Press
Place of PublicationBaldock, United Kingdom
ISBN0863802613
Abstract

In Australia, the discipline of mechatronic engineering continues to develop as educators and industry leaders attempt to define its scope and function. Flexibility in course design is essential if undergraduate courses in mechatronic engineering are to keep pace with these rapid changes. An effective approach is a modular course design based on subjects taken from the traditional disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering. This requires a faculty organisational structure that is able to transcend the financial and political disincentives for cooperation
that normal occur between the traditional disciplines.

Keywordsmechatronics; modular; course design; distance education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401799. Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
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