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Introducing HIV/AIDS education into the electrical engineering curriculum at the University of Pretoria

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3 Author(s)
Craig, I.K. ; Dept. of Electr., Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa ; Xiaohua Xia ; Venter, J.W.

This paper describes how HIV/AIDS education is being introduced into the curriculum of the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Third- and fourth-year students were provided with an HIV/AlDS Educational CD developed at the university. Their knowledge of the subject was tested via two quizzes-one written before they were exposed to the material on the CD and one after. In addition, a mathematical HIV/AIDS model is being incorporated into a third-year control systems course. This model is used to illustrate standard control systems engineering concepts, such as linearization, system stability, feedback, and dynamic compensation. This paper is an example of how topical nonengineering material can effectively be made part of a high-level undergraduate engineering course. Students benefit not only from the topical nature of the subject, but also from an improved understanding of control engineering concepts which can be applied to many different fields.

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 2004

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