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Mechatronics education: examples in the UK and a proposal in Brazil

  • G. N. Telles
  • P. A. Cauchick Miguel
  • T. G. King
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Abstract

This paper describes the structure and contents of a mechatronics engineering course in the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. Firstly, the paper outlines the UK experience along with two examples of the existing courses there. The second part highlights the reasons for proposing a mechatronics engineering course in Brazil including the required disciplines demanded by the Ministry of Education. In its last part, the paper describes the overall structure of the curriculum, which is a multi-disciplinary effort jointly undertaken by the faculties of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Finally, it concludes that the existence of mechatronics engineering courses is an essential step towards the development of a more complete understanding of the challenges of this growing field of engineering.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Engineering Curriculum Mechatronic Engineer Mechatronic Engineering ASME International Mechanical Engineer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. N. Telles
    • 1
  • P. A. Cauchick Miguel
    • 2
  • T. G. King
    • 3
  1. 1.DEMA—FEM UNICAMPCidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz”CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Rodovia Santa Bárbara-IracemápolisCT—UNIMEPSta Bárbara d’OesteBrazil
  3. 3.Man. & Mech. Eng.The University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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