A STUDY ON BUILDING INDICATORS OF INDUSTRY-ORIENTED TECHNICAL COMPETENCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHATRONICS IN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
, C.L. Chen2
, P.C. Chung3
1Husipin Univirsity of Science and Technology (TAIWAN)
2Department of Industrial Education and Technology (TAIWAN)
3Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation of National Taiwan Normal University (TAIWAN)
This study was designed to construct indicators of industry-oriented technical competence for the Department of Mechatronics in line with vocational high school students’ ability and industry demand. Through literature review and in-depth interviews with managers as well as practical engineers among automatic machinery-related industries, the researcher has come to understand the scope and requirements of Mechatronic industry. Having the interview results analyzed with grounded theory helps researcher to explore Mechatronics more and better develop technical competence indicators aimed for practical experts of Mechatronics.
The resulted competence indicators include three technical fields: “machinery”, “electric and electronic technology”, and “Mechatronic technology”. Under the three main fields are thirteen technical competence indicators: “Technical drafting”, “Computer Aided Drawing”, “Basic Machinery”, “Numerical Control Machinery”, “Basic Electrics”, “Electronics”, “Digital Logic”, “Programmable Logic Control”, “Pneumatic Control”, “Sensor Transducer”, “Motor Control”, “Single-chip Control”, and “Microcomputer Control”. These technical competence indicators can be used as reference for building human capacity in Mechatronic technology.