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Learning is integrating lifelong process which requires continuous re-learning of old material and learning new material. This principle holds also for student experiences during their undergraduate studies. Students learn new material throughout their studies, and they may or may not have opportunity to use the material in different context and at different level. As a result some of the acquired knowledge may be forgotten by the time student graduates or it may not be placed in the context of the overall program outcomes and thus may not seem to have any relevance to student’s career. A traditional method to remedy this is a capstone course that combines number of different disciplines into a single integrative experience. Yet another way is introduction of the modeling and simulation course at the senior level. Authors have collaborated in development of the course that introduces modern computer tools which integrate number of different areas including statics, strength of materials, dynamics, electrical systems, fluid systems, and control systems. The course provides several benefits including review of material covered at different stages of undergraduate curricula, and it also provides them with the tools that enable them to solve real world problems which cannot be solved analytically. Although some courses introduce basics of modern computer tools most do not have sufficient time to devote to modern computer tools. Hence introduction of modeling and simulation course in the engineering technology program provides opportunity to further improve quality of the program and satisfy number of ABET related learning outcomes. Authors present the course content and experiences in delivering the course and its outcomes.
Tomovic, M., & Tomovic, C., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Lin, C. Y., & Yao, N., & Katsioloudis, P. J. (2017, June), Integrative Experiences through Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28570
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