INFOMECHATRONICS: Design and Development of First Undergraduate Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Course in Pacific Region

Yarlagadda, Prasad K., Sitte, Joaquin, Ternel, Iola D., & Wong, Walter C. (2000) INFOMECHATRONICS: Design and Development of First Undergraduate Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Course in Pacific Region. In Taraman, K. & Salem, H. (Eds.) 2000 Pacific Congress on Manufacturing and Management, September 2000, Detroit, USA.


This paper presents an educational view on the concept of Infomechatronics as a logical development of rationalisation and integration across the traditional disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and information technology. As a synergy of core technologies, the combined application of computers and electronic instrumentation is becoming an important component of modern machinery and processes. In order to gain a competitive edge in the modern manufacturing era where the products and the processes are becoming highly integrated in functionalities, it is essential to have workforce with inter-disciplinary knowledge. The development of Infomechatronics will therefore be essential in order to maintain the continued competitiveness among various industries such as manufacturing, construction, maintenance, mining, food processing and other service industries. This paper also discusses the growing trend towards inter-faculty knowledge requirement of engineering graduates in current industry and the development of four-year undergraduate degree in Infomechatronics Engineering at Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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ID Code: 6167
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Infomechatronics, Engineering, Course Development, Inter, disciplanery, Manufacturing, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:23

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