JRM Vol.23 No.5 pp. 658-664
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0658


Design and Delivery of a Subject in Robotics

Gu Fang

School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia

February 28, 2011
June 19, 2011
October 20, 2011
robot education, mobile robotics, LEGO robot kit, teaching and assessments, project based learning

Course design in engineering should be able to address the core competencies that are required by the engineering profession. To implement this concept many courses are structured to include real-situation projects. From the view point of mechatronic engineering education, it is clear that a robotic project will be suitable to integrate the course contents. However, to provide necessary theoretical skills for students to solve real engineering problems, project only is not sufficient in the subject. In this paper the design and delivery of a subject in robotics at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) is presented and discussed. In particular, this paper reviews the concept behind the course contents, assessments and delivery design. The paper has also demonstrated the impact of such course design in student performance and perception using student survey results and final grades in classes.

Cite this article as:
Gu Fang, “Design and Delivery of a Subject in Robotics,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.5, pp. 658-664, 2011.
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