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Integrating Mechatronics Into a Mechanical Engineering Curriculum David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand
 

Summary: Integrating Mechatronics Into a Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
USA
Abstract - This paper presents a stepwise method to
restructure a traditional mechanical engineering
curriculum with a mechatronics theme. The result can be
a curriculum with contemporary emphasis, enhanced
content, and improved sequencing and coupling of
traditional topics including modeling and analysis,
computing, electrical circuits and machines, measurements
and instrumentation, control theory, and design.
Mechatronics provides a natural focus for this
restructuring and creates an opportunity to better connect
and utilize interesting exercises and design experiences
throughout the curriculum. The proposed restructuring
method consists of four evolutionary steps that allow
manageable incremental changes that can be reasonably

  

Source: Alciatore, David G. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

 

Collections: Engineering