Engineering Education

We believe that an education session linked to control would be beneficial to the majority of attendees as nearly all of us are responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching. We are interested in contributions covering a range of possible areas (and more):

  • Laboratory design, development and/or pedagogy (both hardware and virtual).
  • Take home laboratories.
  • Lecture delivery.
  • Efficient and/or effective assessment.
  • Novel ideas of how and what to include in the curriculum.
  • Involving industry in the curriculum.
  • Lecture flipping and other delivery mechanisms.
  • External examining.
  • Managing and assessing group work.


To encourage participation and sharing of best practice, we are accepting contributions which are abstract only, that is, there is no need for a full publishable paper although of course you are welcome to write one should you feel this is appropriate for your input. If you would like to contribute to this session please send a title and 2-3 sentences description to Anthony Rossiter (

For those who wish to make a parallel full paper submission for the proceedings, the relevant code on the PaperPlaza submission site is:


The session will be run like one of the open interactive sessions at the recent IFAC world congress. That is, delegates will have access to computing, a table and poster board by request so they can bring and demonstrate hardware, software or other materials as appropriate. Presenters should discuss their requirements with the organisers in advance.

Confirmed Submissions

A number of authors have confirmed that they will contribute the following for this session. These include:

Contributor Title
Bertrand, J.M., Maniu, C.S., Makarov, M., and Filliat, D. DroMOOC: a Massive Open Online Course on Drones and Aerial Multi Robot Systems
Yfoulis, S.C. and Papadopoulou, S. A Portable Low-cost Arduino-based Laboratory Kit for control education
Mitchell, R. Using ‘Begin Robotics’ in Undergraduate Teaching
McKenna, P. Adaptive online assessment for control Students with Automated Marking
McInerney, I. and Kerrigan, E. Automated Project-based Assessment in a Predictive Control Course
Rossiter, A. Using computer quizzes to replace written examinations
Rossiter, A. Using MATLAB GUIs to supplement hardware laboratories
Varagnolo, D., Fjällström, E., Knorn, S., and Staffas, K. Developing Concept Inventory Tests for Electrical Engineering: extractable information, early results and learned lessons
Dimitrios, I., Nikolaos, A., Yfoulis, S.C., Papadopoulou, S., and Charalampos, G. Practical PID Hovering Control of a Laboratory Quadcopter Using Low-Cost Embedded Control Hardware and Software
Jones, B. Take-home kits for teaching systems and control
Pope, S.A., Lilley, I. Take-home kits for teaching embedded systems