Active learning based laboratory towards engineering education 4.0
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Universities have a relevant and essential key role to ensure knowledge and development of competencies in the current fourth industrial revolution called Industry 4.0. The Industry 4.0 promotes a set of digital technologies to allow the convergence between the information technology and the operation technology towards smarter factories. Under such new framework, multiple initiatives are being carried out worldwide as response of such evolution, particularly, from the engineering education point of view. In this regard, this paper introduces the initiative that is being carried out at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, called Industry 4.0 Technologies Laboratory, I4Tech Lab. The I4Tech laboratory represents a technological environment for the academic, research and industrial promotion of related technologies. First, in this work, some of the main aspects considered in the definition of the so called engineering education 4.0 are discussed. Next, the proposed laboratory architecture, objectives as well as considered technologies are explained. Finally, the basis of the proposed academic method supported by an active learning approach is presented.
CitationDelgado Prieto, M. [et al.]. Active learning based laboratory towards engineering education 4.0. A: IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. "2019 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA): proceedings: University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain: 10-13 September, 2019". 2019, p. 776-783.