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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Applied Computing


This study compares Mechatronics bachelor curricula at universities in the United States of America and German universities. Mechatronics education is relatively new in the United States, but has been common in Germany for over a decade. With the multidisciplinary nature of technologies required by the 4’th industrial revolution, a.k.a. Industry 4.0, composing an appropriate Mechatronics curriculum becomes a challenge and an opportunity. This paper studies how Mechatronics education can address the future needs of industry, while building on a specific university’s strengths and industry links. We have also analyzed the new undergraduate Mechatronics program at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and compared its content to other US and German universities.

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This paper was submitted to the ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), Tempe, AZ Feb. 4-11 2022. ©2022 American Society for Engineering Education.

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Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration 2022





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