World Engineering Education Forum
International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
The Global Engineering Deans Council
15th – 18th November 2021 | Madrid, Spain
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WS06: Electrification, AI and the Future of Engineering Education
The electrification megatrend is driving the replacement of less efficient technologies and helping us achieve a more sustainable future. With the switch to power electronics, batteries and electric machines of all sizes, it has become commonplace to deploy more and more embedded devices to control them. At the same time, with more access to data and computing power than ever before, machine learning is providing us with new ways to develop algorithms. When combined with ever more electronic and more programmable machines, we are facing the opportunity and the challenge to build increasingly autonomous systems.
How can engineers architect such complex systems, iterate quickly and validate their designs along the way? For many companies across industries, from renewable energies to mechatronics or transportation, the answer is Model-Based Design. In this presentation, we will look at how they are leveraging MATLAB® and domain-specific tools, with Simulink® as an integration platform to model multi-domain systems, validate their behavior and deploy code for them.
With such convergence of mechanics, electronics and software, how must the skills of future engineers evolve? We will share examples of how leading universities around the world are adapting their curricula to include more active learning with professional tools to help their students gain interdisciplinary skills and systems thinking.
Carlos holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering (with majors in Electronics and Controls) from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) and an MPM in Project Management from the La Salle Business Engineering School. For 13 years he has been applying MATLAB, Simulink and other technologies to Data Analytics, Electronics R&D, Power Grid Modelling and Programming at different companies. Today he is a senior member of the MathWorks Academic Group, a team of engineers consulting with the academic community and collaborating with leading institutions on innovative teaching and research projects with MATLAB and Simulink.
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