Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Roman A. Bemert


Whenever the subject of an electronics program for a Technical Institute is mentioned, the conversation inevitably turns to a discussion of the student laboratory. Every electronics curriculum plan for a technical institute seems to begin with the laboratory and most of the technical courses appear to be planned around it. It is at the same time one of the most exotic, the most expensive, and the most necessary rooms in the school and yet, in spite of these qualities, training in the laboratory often falls short of its promise. The purpose of this paper is to explore the electronics laboratory as an educational device and to suggest ways in which the tremendous amount of time and money devoted to it can be made more effective for the student.