Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

2017 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings



Conference Name

2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 24-28, 2017


A growing trend within the U.S. Navy is to streamline operations by deploying ships with less sailors, who are more highly skilled technicians that are trained to do a wide array of jobs. Modern ships also include various automated systems that require more highly skilled technicians for maintenance. Outdated warship designs are now being replaced with industrial grade automation equipment. Such equipment is being used in warships that encounter harsher environments than what exists in the civilian industry. Hence, there is a need for training in regards to industrial grade automation equipment for military and civilian ship repair partners. Marine mechatronics technicians will be trained to maintain these modern complex warship systems. For that purpose, the team of marine mechatronics experts participated in a two day long DACUM workshop at a community college (blind review). The workshop's main purpose was to identify all competencies, skills, tools, and behaviors necessary for the specific job of a marine mechatronics technician.


© 2017 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Columbus, Ohio, June 24-28, 2017.

Original Publication Citation

Jovanovic, V. M., Katsioloudis, P. J., Djuric, A., Tomovic, M., & Stout, T. B. (2017). Developing a curriculum for marine mechatronics technicians. Paper presented at the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio.


0000-0002-8626-903X (Jovanovic), 0000-0002-0938-4237 (Tomovic)