Engineering Teaching Resources

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Accelerate Student Discovery

Engineering educators are preparing students to design the systems that will tackle the world’s grand challenges. This requires engaging, hands-on curriculum that inspires students and puts theory into practice. Hear from one of our authors on how the studio-style curriculum at the University of Virginia improved student engagement. Then, browse our portal to find open-ended projects and ABET-aligned laboratories to accelerate student discovery in key topics and application areas.

Analog, digital, and power electronics are foundational throughout countless application areas. Help students to overcome the challenges of understanding complex theoretical topics by implementing engaging hands-on labs that connect theory, to real-world experimentation.

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Introduction to Circuits

This course covers the fundamental concepts of circuit theory and analysis through simulation in Multisim Live, and real-life circuit-building. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Energy Systems Analysis

Students complete hands-on activities to investigate the essential functionality and behavior of energy conversion systems from AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC, and AC-AC. Designed for NI...

Power Electronics

Students complete hands-on labs that cover the fundamentals of DC-DC linear regulators, DC-DC buck regulators, DC-AC inverters, and AC-DC rectifiers. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

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Linear Regulator in Closed Loop Operation

In this lab, students investigate the impact of loop gain on the ability of a closed loop linear regulator to reject noise and changes in the output voltage. Designed for NI ELVIS...

RLC Circuits

In this lab, students will learn about RLC circuits and how to calculate their different parts, and then finally how to build them on a bread board. Designed for use with NI ELVIS...

DC Power

In this lab, students complete hands-on activities that focus on the conversion of DC power into either higher or lower potentials using the SMPS module. Designed for NI ELVIS...

Preparing students for ambitious engineering design and research requires the convergence of multiple domains like control systems fundamentals, mechatronic sensors, actuators, and robotic systems. Build student understanding of modelling, simulation, control algorithm design, and hardware design through innovation focused course materials built upon the mechatronics design methodology.

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Control System Design and Analysis

Students complete activities that progress from basics in modeling and control to more complex control strategies like hybrid and digital control. Designed for NI ELVIS III and...

Fundamentals of Mechatronic Actuators

Students complete hands-on activities to control and compare common motors in order to make wise system design decisions. Designed for NI ELVIS III

Mechatronic Systems Analysis

Students interact with a complete mechatronic system from low-level integration, through sub-systems and processes, to the higher-level automation algorithms. Designed for NI...

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DC Motor Speed Control

In this lab students learn about qualitative and quantitative PI control design through a hands-on lab about DC motor speed control. Designed for NI ELVIS III and LabVIEW.

Inverted Pendulum Control

In this lab students will learn about inverted pendulum control through hands-on application of the concepts. Designed for use with NI ELVIS III and LabVIEW.

Controlling Manipulators

Students complete activities for PID Joint Control, Forward Kinematics, and Inverse Kinematics using the Quanser Mechatronic Systems Board and LabVIEW. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Student discovery is accelerated when students can measure, visualize and understand the world that they study. Develop a fundamental knowledge of instrumentation and sensors by teaching hands-on labs that cultivate understanding from components to complex systems.

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myDAQ Projects for Engineering Students

myDAQ Projects for Engineering Students teaches introductory engineering concepts through engaging DAQExpress workbooks exploring data acquisition, transducer interfacing, and...

Fundamentals of Mechatronic Sensors

In this lab students will complete hands-on activities to measure, calibrate, and analyze common physical properties/phenomena. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Student Projects for Measurements and Instrumentation

Students complete hands-on labs that explore the different stages of taking a measurement, and then move on to open-ended projects where they can design their own measurement...

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ADC and Sampling

In this lab, students will learn about analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), sampling, and their characteristics. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Inertial Measurement

This lab explores acceleration, rotation, and magnetic field measurements using an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Measurement Software and Analysis

In this lab, students will complete activities in data acquisition, such as storing, analyzing and presenting data on a PC. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Today’s students will be responsible for 5G, Massive MIMO and mmWave that will power trends like the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles. A hands-on teaching approach helps students overcome the barrier to understanding through the exploration of signals and systems, radio transceiver design, software defined radio, as well as analog and digital modulation.

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Communications Principles

Students study a broad range of introductory digital and analog telecommunications topics through a series of hands-on laboratory experiments. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Digital Communications

Digital Communications by Prof. Robert Heath features deep dives into algorithm design for modulation and demodulation; pulse shaping; energy detection; equalization; frame...

Introductory Communications Systems

The twelve lab exercises presented in this package are intended to accompany an introductory course in communication systems offered at the junior or senior level in an electrical...

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Lab 10: The Eye Diagram

In this lab project we will examine how the eye diagram changes when intersymbol interference (ISI) is present in the communication channel.

Amplitude Demodulation

In this lab students use the Emona Communication board to learn two methods for amplitude modulation (AM) and demodulation. Designed for NI ELVIS III.

Lab 12: Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying

In this lab project we introduce quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK), a variation on binary phase-shift keying that encodes two bits of data into each symbol.