Case Study Mechatronic System Engineering
Globalization and the trend towards an international division of labor require education to prepare students for their international careers.
The UAS Technikum Wien has developed an international mechatronic system case study based on the successful logistics case of the University of North Texas to convey international skills.
In order to solve the case, students from different universities and courses have to discuss and make decisions together in globally distributed teams.
This case study enables internationalization at home and offers a unique teaching opportunity that cannot be replicated in a single local classroom and can be easily integrated in existing curricula.
Students from universities all over the world are assembled into internationally mixed teams that have to solve a case study within a two weeks period and present it to a distant judge. The difficulty arises from the geographical distribution of the team members, who have to discuss and make decisions together, not from the complexity of the task.