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Title: A Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Approach to Mechatronics PDF
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Creator: Shoop, Barry
Wiedenman, Nathan
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Mechatronics continues to gain currency throughout the world as a unique field of study. As this happens, more and more universities within the United States are expanding their offerings to include this valuable multi-disciplinary field. This paper examines the ongoing effort to develop a mechatronics track within the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering majors at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York. The physical, military, and educational requirements at USMA present unique challenges to expanding course offerings. Adding a mechatronics track requires incorporation of at least one additional course into already demanding existing requirements, as well as some re-arranging of other required courses. In order to leverage talents and resources already in place, this effort is undertaken jointly by the Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Consideration is made of the overall educational philosophies of both the Academy and the departments involved. Accreditation concerns must also be addressed in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical and electrical engineering combined -- Mechatronics
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-07 03:00:06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-05-23 15:22:21 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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