An Inclusive Musical Mechatronics Course

Dale Anthony Carnegie, Mo Zareei, Jim Murphy, Craig Watterson

Abstract


This paper presents the design of a novel course in mechatronics, based on a project-based learning pedagogical philosophy that uses music as the theme to introduce to a diverse range of learners, the essential concepts of mechatronic practice. The course is designed at a post-graduate level and is targeted at international students who are likely to have a diverse range of background knowledge and potentially even a greater diversity in practical experience. The course builds upon our knowledge and capability in the construction or instrumentation of musical devices and cumulates in the design of a new mechatronic chordophone and the preparation of an IEEE conference paper submission.

Keywords


musical mechatronics, project based learning, diverse learners

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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