An Integrated Hands-on Training Program for Education on Mechatronics
Masatsugu Iribe and Hiroaki Tanaka
Osaka Electro-Communication University, 18-8 Hatsu-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530, Japan
Recently the difficulties arising from changes of our lifestyle and the curtailment of school hours in primary and secondary education constrict university students learning mechatronics engineering. For the purpose of improving such a serious situation, we propose a new type of hands-on training program for mechatronics education. The program consists of two parts; one is to develop the physical sense of mechanical hardware design and the problem solving ability, the other is to develop the creativity and the sense of system integration. In this paper we report the results of the program to freshmen, and verified the effectiveness by a questionnaire survey on the students.
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