Embracing CDIO: Developing a Mechatronics Learning Studio

Embracing CDIO: Developing a Mechatronics Learning Studio

R. Habash, C. Suurtamm, D. Necsulescu (2010).  Embracing CDIO: Developing a Mechatronics Learning Studio. 9.


The objective of this paper is to present the evolution of a learning studio that facilitates collaborative problem/project-based learning (PBL) for engineering students using a mechatronics platform. The paper presents a list of major activities that are included in the platform such as lab experiments, student projects, competitions, and outreach programs.

The students were encouraged to consider the complete process structure of CDIO-based projects. Few examples of these projects are available as learning modules in the project websites: www.g9toengineering.com and www.greenengineers.ca. These modules can be used by future engineering students as a guideline for their projects. In addition, the modules are essential to strengthen the pipeline to high school education where they help link math and science to engineering.

Also, the paper discusses the implementation of an interdisciplinary green mechatronics application as a platform for student competitions.


Authors (New): 
Riadh W. Y. Habash
Christine Suurtamm
Dan Necsulescu
University of Ottawa, Canada
CDIO concept
mechatronics studio
student activities
play and learn
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