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Integrating control and electronics

Mitchell, R. (2013) Integrating control and electronics. Engineering Education, 8 (2). pp. 2-14. ISSN 1750-0044

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To link to this item DOI: 10.11120/ened.2013.00016


Previously the author described how control engineering can be introduced using little mathematics in a first year course, the aim being to make the subject accessible across different degrees. One reaction to this was that it was a good idea, but there was not space to include it in the curriculum where, typically control engineering is not introduced until the second year. This paper describes how the author has used a review of the first year teaching to develop a module in which feedback, control and electronics are integrated coherently. This is beneficial as concepts in control and electronics mutually reinforce each other. This has been achieved during a reduction in the available time for teaching the material. This paper describes the strategy used to successfully develop the module, the integrated module and positive student reaction.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:35848
Uncontrolled Keywords:Control education, feedback, cybernetics, electronics
Publisher:Higher Education Academy

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