Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 21(2), August 2011

Simulated Race for Exam Grades

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 21(2), 2011, 89-93
DOI: 10.11128/sne.21.en.10065


The idea on how to motivate students to learn subjects such as Computer Aided Control Systems Design (CACSD) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana is presented. A simulated race instead of exam is tested, meaning that the students are graded according to the success achieved in the competition. The aim of the competition is set by the professor, and the students have to design a controller to achieve the best possible result they can. The paper concludes with the description of solutions applied by students and the faculty experiences with the course.