The virtual FMS - An engineering education environment

Hasse Nylund, Veikko Valjus, Ville Toivonen, Minna Lanz, Harri Nieminen

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The challenge of education related to large technical systems is to provide enough hands-on experience. Virtual models and visualizations make it easier to explain the behavior of those systems. This paper discusses on the development of such a learning environment for engineering education that focuses on planning, operation, and analysis of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). The aim of the learning environment is to allow the students to achieve the intended learning outcomes mostly with learning by doing. For this purpose, the learning environment is introduced and the individual exercises are described with their teaching and learning activities. This kind of learning by doing in an environment, which is similar to environments in manufacturing companies, enhance the learning results and serve the needs of the industrial companies recruiting the students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventConference on Learning Factories - Braunschweig, Germany
Duration: 26 Mar 201928 Mar 2019


  • Cyber-physical system
  • Education environment
  • Flexibility

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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