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Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (Cbvel) And Engineering Technolgy Education

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.162.1 - 5.162.7



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Raghu Korrapati

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Nikunja K. Swain

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James A. Anderson

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Session 2320

Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (CBVEL) And Engineering Technology Education

Nikunja K. Swain, James A. Anderson, Raghu Korrapati

School of Engineering Technology & Sciences (SETS)/School of Business and Technology South Carolina State University/Webster University


This paper describes an innovative and cost-effective method of modernizing undergraduate technology and sciences education so that our graduates can be well trained with the latest technology. This will also help the technology and science programs to satisfy the TAC of ABET 2000 accreditation criteria and other accreditation needs to maintain accreditation of their programs. This paper discusses the hardware/software used in each group of this Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (CBVEL), and its use in education and research.

I. Introduction

Advanced electronics and computerization are revolutionizing today’s industries and the engineering technology and science programs are under pressure to modernize their programs to meet the challenges of this changing technology or to maintain the accreditation of the programs. This requires upgrading laboratories with modern equipment and calls for increased funding and resources. But in recent years there is an increase in enrollment and decrease in resource allocation making it increasingly difficult to modernize the laboratories to provide adequate levels of laboratory and course work. The CBVEL described in this paper is designed to address these. This CBVEL will help us in providing an interdisciplinary Integrated Teaching and Learning experiences that integrates team-oriented, hands-on learning experiences throughout the engineering technology and sciences curriculum, and engages students in the design and analysis process beginning with their first year. This will modify our existing laboratories, and help us better educate and train our graduates to serve the needs of the technological and engineering community. Students can use this CBVEL along with existing software ( MATLAB from MathWorks Inc., PSPICE from MicroSim Corporation, LOGIC WORKS III from Capilano Computing, C/C++, Visual Basic from Microsoft Corporation etc.) and test equipment. This CBVEL can also be accessed from remote sites using Internet.

Korrapati, R., & Swain, N. K., & Anderson, J. A. (2000, June), Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (Cbvel) And Engineering Technolgy Education Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8228

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