Published in Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition: Portland, OR, January 1, 2005.
Copyright © 2005 American Society for Engineering Education.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author John Chen was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
In spring 2004, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Rowan University offered a new course called “Emerging Topic – Designing and Building a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)”. It is a project-based course where students are required to design, build and operate a submersible with provided materials. This course integrated many engineering aspects into one project and also exposed mechanical engineering students to Mechatronics. The course was welcomed by students and the response from them was quite positive.