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Title: Engineering education for mechatronics
Authors: Acar, Memis
Parkin, Robert M.
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: ACAR, M. and PARKIN, R.M., 1996. Engineering Education for Mechatronics. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 43(1), pp. 106-112.
Abstract: This paper defines mechatronics, explains mechatronics philosophy, and describes characteristics of mechatronics products and systems. It reviews some aspects of education and training for mechatronics and compares the two different approaches to engineering education: generalist engineering versus specialist engineering. It also examines the Japanese approach to product development strategies and mechatronics education and training. It also gives a bird's eye view of the mechatronics education in higher education institutions across the world with a specific reference to a typical mechatronics engineering degree program. Finally it concludes that, there will be an increasing need in the future for discipline-based mechatronics engineers.
Description: Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/41.481414
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27168
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/41.481414
ISSN: 0278-0046
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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